UCI News

KCBS-2, Dec. 4, 2021 (Video)
Dr. Jose Mayorga Speaks With Lesley Marin About Omicron Variant Of COVID-19
Lesley Marin spoke Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director, UCI Health Family Health Centers [and UCI assistant professor, School of Medicine], about what we do and don’t know about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, as well as how fast it may be spreading.

Vox, Dec. 7, 2021
Black and Hispanic renters experience discrimination in almost every major American city
David Neumark, economist and University of California, Irvine Distinguished Professor who has investigated the use of correspondence and audit studies to test for discrimination in the labor market said in an email that both types have their uses: “Correspondence studies allow much larger samples. Audit studies are far harder to do, and get smaller samples. But they do allow collection of more information — importantly including whether the final transaction (getting an apartment, a job, etc.) actually happens.”

Well + Good, Dec. 6, 2021
How To Weigh Omicron Concerns Against Your Travel-Planning Dreams, According To an Epidemiologist and Travel Experts
You may be wondering: Is it even safe to book travel right now? According to Karen Edwards, PhD, a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, the question largely comes down the particular level of risk a person is willing to take on …. To help you navigate future travel with your health, mental well-being, and wallet in mind, I asked Edwards and travel experts to offer their best tips for mindfully booking future travel during this confusing time.

Yahoo News (USA Today), Dec. 5, 2021
Is the new COVID-19 normal a new, worrisome variant every few months?
The ideal scenario is that so many people are protected through vaccination the virus has fewer chances to evolve. … “If the virus has nowhere to spread, it has no opportunity to mutate and cause new variants to emerge,” said David Souleles, director of the COVID-19 Response Team at the University of California, Irvine.

Ladderworks, Dec. 6, 2021
Tim Shaw: Inspiring and Supporting Entrepreneurs at Every Stage of Development
I get to learn about people who help mentor and support new and innovative ideas and companies. One of those people is Tim Shaw, special projects lead at UCI Beall Applied Innovation. “UCI Beall Applied Innovation helps brilliant researchers, students, and alumni from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) start companies that can create jobs and better conditions for people all over the world. It’s important that the incredible, groundbreaking research at UCI doesn’t just sit on a shelf if it can make a real-world impact on health, education, clean energy, and the economy. Not everyone knows how to start and grow a company, though. So, we provide the funding, mentoring, and resources that entrepreneurs need at every stage of developing a company,” [said Shaw].

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