UCI News

The Daily Mail, Feb. 14, 2019
Could this smart sticker save asthmatics from attack? Patch measures movement of the ribs and sends warning to your PHONE if your breathing gets worse
A sticker asthmatics wear on their skin could warn when an attack is looming, research suggests. When worn on the abdomen, sensors in the sticker measure the strain being put on a user’s rib cage. … The research was carried out by the University of California, Irvine, and led by Michelle Khine, a professor of biomedical engineering.

BBC, Feb. 14, 2019 (Audio)
Lu Xun: Writing the story of New China
Lu Xun has been often been called the father of modern Chinese literature. … But – like his life – Lu Xun’s work doesn’t easily fit under any simple banner and reflects the turbulent, confusing and contradictory history of China in the first three decades of the 20th century. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Eileen Cheng [and others including] Professor Hu Ying from University of California [Irvine] who studies the culture of early 20th century China, and writer Yiyun Li.

The New York Times (AP), Feb. 14, 2019
Court Gives Final Approval to Redrawn House Map in Virginia
The redrawn map was submitted last month by University of California Irvine political science professor Bernard Grofman. The map could help shift six Republican-held districts toward Democrats and increase the Democratic Party’s chances of gaining control of the House in this year’s elections. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 14, 2019
Confronting ‘intergroup anxiety’: Can you try too hard to be fair?
But even though intergroup anxiety typically arises from a desire to appear fair to others, it can often end up perpetuating social inequalities. “Because your anxiety is so high, the irony is that you might exhibit more manifestations of discrimination and prejudice,” says L. Song Richardson, Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Feb. 14, 2019
To advocate for bees, UCI students use Valentine’s Day staples of flowers and chocolate
“Bees pollinate everything from chocolate, to flowers to coffee. Without bees, we’d have no Valentine’s Day,” [Shawn Archbold] said to fellow students walking on Ring Road just outside Engineering Hall on the campus of UC Irvine. Archbold, 20, an environmental science and policy major, is chapter chair of CalPIRG, a student advocacy group that pushes for clean energy use and other green issues, cheaper textbooks and an end to student homelessness. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu]

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