UCI News

The Washington Post, Aug. 23, 2021
Corporate America’s $50 billion promise
“The answer to these massive problems is not in capitalism doing better or more. It’s not going to come from philanthropy. It’s not going to come from promises. It’s got to be a policy change,” said Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine whose research focuses on financial inclusion and the racial wealth gap [and] has informally advised companies on impact investing. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Daily Pilot, Aug. 20, 2021
Study: Pregnant women with COVID-19 are 10 times more likely to die, but few are getting vaccine
Women’s health specialists are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated, after a study found those who become infected with the virus are more likely to deliver prematurely, require intubation or mechanical respiration and die in childbirth. … Dr. Jennifer Jolley, an associate professor of maternal and fetal medicine in UCI Medical Center’s OB/GYN department, co-authored the study as part of a team that included UCI Health surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 23, 2021
Computer Tips From UCI’s Cybersecurity Institute
Bryan Cunningham, the executive director of the University of California, Irvine’s multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, offers the Business Journal readers his top six cyber self-defense tips for home and work: 1) Multifactor Authentication …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Wired, Aug. 23, 2021
How to Prepare for a Disaster, Emotionally and Mentally
“People who substantially engage with the media are more distressed, even if they did not experience the harm firsthand,” Roxanne Cohen Silver, a professor of psychological science at UC Irvine told me. She has studied disasters … [and] studies how media coverage can trigger stress, which then makes people consume more content to justify the stress. “It is a difficult cycle to break away from the more fearful and hypervigilant we become,” she says.

The Orange County Register, Aug. 23, 2021
High school seniors rethink taking SAT and ACT tests as colleges modify admission processes
[SAT and ACT] Scores will not be looked at when evaluating applications, UC Irvine Executive Director of [Undergraduate] Admissions, Dale Leaman said. “We don’t see their scores at all – no matter what they do or what they’ve taken – when we make our admissions decision,” Leaman said. “The only time you would see those scores is down the line after they’ve accepted our offer of admission.” SAT and ACT scores may still be used to place students in classes or to satisfy general education requirements, Leaman said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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