UCI News

USA Today, Dec. 15, 2022
Pharmacies are cutting hours and closing stores. What it means for customers.
“It becomes a vacuum where you have patients who can’t get the services they used to get,” said Cheryl Wisseh, an assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s affecting older adults, those of low socioeconomic status and racial and ethnic minorities the most.”

 

KNX 97.1 News Radio, Dec. 12, 2022 (Audio)
How sounds affect learning how to read
“Young-Suk Kim is a professor and senior associate dean of the School of Education at UC Irvine. She says children need to know the sounds associated with letters.” “Children have to have an understanding called ‘phonological awareness.’ That’s an understanding of sound structure because sounds are mapped on the letters,” Kim says.

 

The Orange County Register, Dec. 12, 2022
Can Southern California save its disappearing beaches? 
UC Irvine civil engineering professor Brett Sanders argues sand replenishment sometimes gets a bad rap. Without sand solutions, some coastal wildlife won’t have places to go. … State Parks is collaborating with UC Irvine to conduct high-tech studies to pinpoint problem areas, said Orange Coast State Parks Superintendent Kevin Pearsall. Researchers are using drone images, topography, monitoring and surveying to measure beaches and track sand movement. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

 

One Health Trust, Dec. 13, 2022 (Podcast)
Electronic Waste – One person’s trash is another person’s toxic pollution
In this episode of One World, One Health, Dr Dele Ogunseitan, [University of California Presidential Chair, Program of Public Health and] professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California Irvine, talks about how even the best-laid plans for recycling electronic products can go awry, and what the consequences can be if TVs, smart appliances, or tablets get into landfills. “Waste should not be endangering your neighbors,” he says.

 

AAA Journey, Dec. 14, 2022
Why EVs are considered greener
“That’s why reuse, purposing and recycling becomes important,” says Iryna Zenyuk, associate professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of California, Irvine. “Most EV manufacturers provide battery warranty of 8 years or more and about 100,000 miles of driving range. And during this time the battery will lose about 20% of its capacity, essentially reaching 80% of its beginning of life capacity.”

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