UCI News

KPBS, Aug. 20, 2021 (Audio)
Increasingly, More Latinos Say They Don’t Fit In Census Boxes
The growing number of people with Latino or Hispanic origins marking “some other race” shows the limits of the census to accurately reflect people’s racial experiences, said Edward Telles, a sociology [Distinguished] professor at UC Irvine. “Why should there be a ‘some other race’ category?” Telles asked. “Why isn’t there a Latino category? … “The traditional way was that race was how people differ by physical features, and ethnicity was people with cultural differences,” Telles said. “Well, we know that there’s really a lot of overlap between those.”

Irvine Weekly, Aug. 19, 2021
UC Irvine professor speaks on contribution to 2021 climate change report
Michael Prather, Professor of Earth System Sciences at UC Irvine, was recently highlighted as a contributor in the most recent climate change report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on August 9. Prather provided some insight in terms of what the 2021 Climate Change Report concludes, how it impacts Irvine, and what can be expected from the report’s dire predictions for global ecosystems.

HuffPost, Aug. 19, 201
An Alabama Doctor Is Refusing To See Patients Unvaccinated Against COVID-19. Can He?
Aaron Kheriaty, [associate clinical] professor of psychiatry at the University of California Irvine and director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health, says [Dr. Jason] Valentine’s decision indicates a loss of professional and ethical bearings and constitutes abandonment of his patients. … “Doctors try to help patients be responsible for their health, and we try to persuade them to make healthy decisions, to be sure; but we don’t abandon them when they make medical or health-related decisions that we don’t condone,” he said. “Doctors treat the sick because they are sick, and simply because they are a fellow human being in need of care; we do not blame the sick for their plight.”

KPCC – AirTalk, Aug. 19, 2021 (Audio)
The Fall Of Saigon, The Fall of Kabul And The Scope Of The US’s Responsibility
The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital. … The situation has some people drawing parallels between the fall of Kabul and the fall of Saigon after the Vietnam war. We sit down with some of those thinkers today: … [including] Long Bui, associate professor of global and international studies at the University of California Irvine. [Starts 14:56]

Bustle, Aug. 19, 2021
Sweet Life: Los Angeles Star Jordan Bentley Competed On Netflix’s Floor Is Lava
Issa Rae is diving into reality TV with HBO Max’s Sweet Life: Los Angeles. Premiering on Aug. 19, the show follows a group of ambitious Black creatives who are all pursuing professional and personal success in South L.A. Among them is 24-year-old Jordan Bentley, the founder and CEO of a streetwear brand. … In his Sweet Life bio, Jordan notes that he wants to show young people how to pursue their own dreams and even turn their hobbies into businesses. In an Instagram post after his 2018 graduation from UC Irvine, he wrote that “running a business and finishing college is probably the hardest thing [he’s] ever done,” but that for him it was all about “finding a balance and staying in the game.”

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