UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 3, 2020
UCI Medical School stays connected during pandemic
For University of California, Irvine’s medical school, the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis have increased and emphasized the use of technology-based teaching innovations that were already underway. … “We haven’t really had to do a whole lot of novel or new things only because we were already sort of out there in terms of our technology focus and approach,” Dr. Michael J. Stamos, dean of the UCI School of Medicine, told the Business Journal. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, July 31, 2020
These 8 Southern California doctors, nurses sacrifice to help hospitals fight coronavirus
“Before this, my job was interesting and fun,” said Nilu Patel, a certified nurse anesthetist. She basically performs the same tasks as a physician anesthesiologist, which happens to be her husband’s job. … Patel, 44, has been at UCI Medical Center in Orange for 11 years. … She works with trauma patients ….  “I presume everyone is COVID positive,” she said. “I still love what I do, but it’s much more stressful … I’m contemplating doing something else.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NPR, Aug. 1, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: 75 Years on, remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But remember Toyama too
David Fedman, UCI assistant professor of history and Cary Karacas write, “This August, remembering the incineration of Toyama and other smaller Japanese cities allows us to arrive at a fuller understanding not only of the course of the Pacific War, but also of the evolution of American air power at the dawn of the nuclear age. We also find a reminder of the ease with which proclamations of the intent to protect civilians during war can mutate into an embrace of attacking the cities in which they reside.”

The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 3, 2020 (Audio)
Who’s really inside America’s jails? (audio)
The idea that individuals are innocent until proven guilty is supposed to be at the heart of our criminal justice system. But in reality, it’s not, says Alexandra Natapoff, a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “We are letting the pressures of the criminal system decide who will sustain a conviction,” she says. “So we are already committed, in some terrible sense, to punishing the innocent.”

Forbes, July 31, 2020 (Contributor)
New #BlackInNeuro campaign connects bright minds from around the world
Angeline Dukes, a fourth year PhD student at the University of California, Irvine, asked Twitter when they were going to have a Black in Neuro week. But she had no idea the response she would get. Within days a group of neuroscientists, neuro-engineers, and science communicators mobilized, creating not a day, but an entire week (July 27th-August 2nd) to bring together, celebrate, amplify, and support Black voices in the brain space.

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