UCI News

KPCC – All Things Considered, Aug. 21, 2020 (Audio)
How widespread is COVID-19 in Orange County? New study hopes to find out
Nick Roman, host of KPCC’s “All Things Considered” speaks with University of California, Irvine Associate Professor of Public Health Tim Bruckner about the university’s new antibody study in Orange County, and what it can show us about the spread of COVID-19 in the county.

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 26, 2020
SEC asks Boeing, Coca-Cola to disclose more about popular financing tool
“There is almost no information about it” in financial statements, said Ben Lourie, an assistant professor at University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. He worries that people don’t have the right information when building valuation and risk models about companies. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Daily Pilot, Aug. 26, 2020
At the end of summer comes UC Irvine’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Zoom’
Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; four nights will quickly dream away the time — for four nights, UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Theater will draw its audience into the bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” albeit unconventionally. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Aug. 27, 2020
The American school year is a mess — so these families decided to move abroad
Having an alternative country to jump to is a privilege, says Sara Goodman, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who studies immigration and citizenship. … “We can’t assume everyone with a second passport is wealthier, and both developed and developing countries allow for dual citizenship. But what exacerbates the inequality here is the ability to do your own job remotely,” she said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Aug. 26, 2020
Cal State Fullerton and business school donor Steven Mihaylo cut ties
Others said university donors often expect something for their investment. But such requests are “largely implicit, and presumably (touch on) things that are shared by the organization accepting them,” said Cecelia Lynch, a political science professor at UC Irvine. … But Lynch said disputes between universities and the individuals and charities that help fund them are becoming more common. Public funding is dwindling, she noted, and reliance on wealthy givers isn’t always without strings. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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