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CNN, Dec. 1, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: The comic ingenuity of Chinese protesters
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of history and Christopher Rea write, “It transforms the most powerful man in the country into a teddy bear. It adds to the calendar the imaginary date of May 35 to invoke a people’s uprising that government censors seek to erase from memory. We refer, of course, to a quality as widespread among China’s people as it is absent among its leaders – comic ingenuity. … Chinese humor has a rich and varied history of feeding on political folly and its consequences.”

MarketPlace, Nov. 30, 2022, (Audio)
Food delivery apps supersized in recent years, but profits didn’t
But even if third-party delivery apps have seen the appetite for the service level off, they’ve still got a smorgasbord of user data, said Vijay Gurbaxani, the Taco Bell endowed professor of information systems and director of the Center for Digital Transformation at the University of California, Irvine. “So there’s a lot of insights, and this data is ripe for exploitation.”

VoyageLA, Nov. 30, 2022
Check Out Judy Tzu-Chun Wu’s Story
Today we’d like to introduce you to Judy Tzu-Chun Wu. … “I currently am a professor and associate dean at the University of California, Irvine. I direct the Humanities Center and also a newly created Center for Liberation, Anti-Racism, and Belonging. I focus my energies on creating the inclusive and empowering communities in which our students can thrive, discover who they are and what they believe in, and provide opportunities for them to engage in research and creative projects.”

Eat This, Not That!, Nov. 30, 2022
This 100-Year-Old Woman Has 2 Secrets for a Long Life
According to a study performed by UCI Mind and presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, there’s a connection between longevity and drinking a moderate amount of alcohol. (Let’s stress the “moderate.”) The research involved individuals 90+ years of age. In this particular study, participants who drank approximately two glasses of wine or beer were linked to an 18% decreased risk of early mortality. So sipping in moderation can be a good thing!

Irvine Weekly, Nov. 29, 2022
UCI astronomers leading James Webb Space Telescope research
Astronomers within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine are conducting the most detailed observations of the universe ever. The department recently became one of 13 astronomy programs selected by NASA to begin research on the first-ever images sent back from the James Webb Space Telescope. … Dr. Vivian U is an observational extragalactic astronomer who works as an assistant researcher in UC Irvine’s Astronomy Department. … U explained how UC Irvine became involved with this state-of-the-art research ….

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