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U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 8, 2017
Best Hospitals for Geriatrics
UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, #49 in Adult Geriatrics Hospitals.

Forbes, Aug. 9, 2017
Milky Way Houses Up To 100 Million Black Holes, With Big Implications For LIGO
Thanks to a comprehensive study by a trio of researchers from UC Irvine, the first accurate estimates of the number of black holes found in Milky Way-like galaxy have now been made. Not only is our galaxy filled with hundreds of billions of stars, but we also are home to up to 100 million black holes.

The New York Times, Aug. 7, 2017
Avoiding the Trap of Immigration Porn
Hector Tobar, associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies at UC Irvine, writes: “See if you can ride along with some agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounding up Latino immigrants, the photo editor tells the photographer. Go capture a group of brown-skinned innocents being led away in cuffs. And if one of the ICE agents is also Latino, the editor adds, so much the better.”

Greater Good Magazine, Aug. 9, 2017
How Anti-Latino Rhetoric Hurts All Americans
UCI professors Belinda Campos and Leo Chavez write: “In a study that started last summer, we learned that anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric can leave psychological damage in its wake. But the findings also point to a pathway for undoing that damage by the simple act of bringing attention to a group’s positive contributions and membership in the larger group. If we can replace hateful rhetoric with language that is positive and inclusive, we won’t just help Latinos feel good about themselves. We’ll also help to build a stronger United States.”

Orange County Register, Aug. 8, 2017
‘Tempest’ in Irvine sweeps us to a land where magic is the norm
“The Tempest” that opened in 1610 might have looked a lot like the staging now on hand at New Swan Theater. Just as the venue is a scaled-down version of an Elizabethan theater, director Eli Simon’s staging is also scaled down, with scenes tightened and extraneous characters and dialogue discarded. What’s left is a “Tempest” that artfully meshes reality with the play’s many elements of fantasy. Shakespeare always took care to inject welcome doses of humor, and at the New Swan, honest laughs are well in evidence.

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