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The Orange County Register, Dec. 20, 2021
Brace yourselves: COVID-19 cases are climbing again in Southern California, nationwide
“We’re not going to be exempt from the omicron variant,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine whose crystal ball on the pandemic has been unnervingly accurate. “Cases will go up eventually. Hospitalizations will go up accordingly. The crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, though: It’s not at all clear exactly when it will peak, or how bad the peak will be.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The New York Times, Dec. 19, 2021
In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree
“There’s more criticism and more skepticism about the police among Black people than Asian Americans,” said Claire Jean Kim, a professor of political science and Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. Often, she said, Asian Americans see the police “as protectors of private property rather than instruments of social control.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Harvard Business Review, Dec. 17, 2021
Research: How Long Should a Founder Remain CEO?
Travis Howell, UCI assistant professor of strategy at the Paul Merage School of Business and others write, “Though founder-CEOs play an essential role in creating and growing new organizations, our research suggests that their value-add tends to deteriorate as firms mature past IPO. A great founder can set up a company for success — but to win the race, they’re often better off passing the baton.”

Becker’s Hospital Review, Dec. 17, 2021
UCI Health, UC Investments launch $50M fund for healthcare innovation
The University of California Irvine Health and UC Investments are partnering to invest $50 million in healthcare innovation and digital health to improve patient care and public health. … “Southern California is a hotbed of innovation in healthcare technology and services,” UCI Health CEO Chad Lefteris said. “Expanding patient access to care in novel ways and better managing chronic conditions are among the most pressing challenges facing the healthcare industry. Now is the time for UCI Health to also invest in the intellectual capital that will solve tomorrow’s problems.”

Insider, Dec. 20, 2021
I’m 22 years old and landed my dream job at Spotify. Here’s my advice for anyone hoping to turn an internship into a full-time role.
In March 2021, Emily Vu — then a senior at UC Irvine studying computational physics — posted her Spotify-themed resume on Twitter as a hail mary to get a job at the audio streaming company. Her post quickly went viral, garnering almost 300,000 likes and even catching the eye of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. By April, she had secured an internship, and by September, a full-time associate product manager role — her dream job. … As someone who graduated in the pandemic, she has a unique perspective about what it’s like to enter the workforce now, which she’s shared with Insider.

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