UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2022
UCI’s Samueli Institute Cooks Up Healthy Living
A new type of cooking kitchen is expected to open next month at the University of California, Irvine. The Linda and Mike Mussallem Kitchen will be teaching patients and medical students the latest in nutritional ways to cook. Patients with diseases or heart problems will learn how to cook nutritional meals, said Dr. Shaista Malik, executive director of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. … The cooking program has already attracted national attention …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healthline, Dec. 9, 2022
This Year’s Flu Shot ‘Good Match’ For Current Strains, CDC Says
“The composition of flu vaccines is reviewed annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” explained Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPh, director and founding dean of the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. “Vaccines are updated to protect against the viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season,” Boden-Albala told Healthline.

Spectrum News 1, Dec. 8, 2022 (Video)
Your Politics
Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law, talks political headlines. Topics discussed include: The Brittney Griner prisoner swap, was this a fair exchange? Should U.S. senators be able to change parties from Democrat to Republican? Specifically speaking about Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaving the Democratic party. Kevin McCarthy, will he get the vote? The DOJ ordering a contempt order for Donald Trump.

Markets Insider, Dec. 11, 2022
Tech stocks may pull out of their nosedive, but the sector won’t return to its pandemic-era highs even when the Fed eases rate hikes
Bill Maurer, [Dean of the School of Social Sciences], anthropologist and a technology and finance expert at UC Irvine, noted that speculation in the market may have caused complacency among tech firms themselves. While the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders supercharged consumers’ demand for tech, recent product releases haven’t been very exciting. … Tech stocks have been wounded partly from that waning enthusiasm, and the complacency in innovation needs to change in order for the industry to keep advancing and draw investors, according to Maurer.

The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 9, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: Trans families in Texas are right: DFPS investigations inflict trauma
Kelley Fong, a UCI assistant professor of sociology, writes: “Child protection caseworkers themselves see the substantial harms of investigations. Current and former DFPS [Department of Family and Protective Services] employees noted that under Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate parents providing gender-affirming care, they would be “harassing” families.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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