UCI News

Spectrum News 1, Feb. 18, 2021 (Video)
Patches Being Tested at UCI as a Potential Way to Administer Vaccines
As mass vaccination centers across the county face issues like vaccine delivery interruptions, logistic issues, and residents not being able to get appoints, a team of researchers in Irvine is working on a solution. One of the researchers working on a potential solution is University of California Irvine’s Lbachir Benmohamed, who wanted to work in a field where he could help people.

The New York Times Magazine, Feb. 18, 2021
Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening
Erika Hayasaki, UCI associate professor of English writes, “In the Inland Empire, more than 40,000 people now work for Amazon warehouses …. For many workers who were juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet before Covid, Amazon suddenly became their sole source of income. Many of the jobs were physically demanding, with quotas dictating output. Those who might not have complained about working conditions or considered themselves activists started speaking up.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Business Insider, Feb. 18, 2021
Women with belly fat are more stigmatized than those with bigger butts, regardless of their weight, study finds
Sabrina Strings, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, who wasn’t involved in the study, was not surprised by the study’s finding. “As a culture, we are well aware of the fact that hourglass shapes are valorized,” she told Insider. “Our society is telling people that they are not worthy as they are, and this is the thing that we need to work on. … “For women, and for especially women of color, there’s a narrow range of features that are deemed acceptable. And if you are falling outside of what’s deemed acceptable, you’re going to be ridiculed.”

Credit Union Times, Feb. 18, 2021
The Role of Credit Unions in Stopping the Spread of Lies Online
Although helping to stop the spread of misinformation isn’t the most likely task on credit unions’ to-do lists, cooperatives do in fact play a role in the effort. A recent Filene Research Institute podcast and blog post that focused entirely on this topic featured insights from Bill Maurer, a law and anthropology professor and director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine and Joan Donovan ….

Los Angeles Tribune, Feb. 16, 2021
Health and Hope are in Stock in Costa Mesa – The Journey-Centered Life
After decades of searching, I found a practitioner that I believe in – and of course, I want to share the news! For most of my health needs, I see Rowena Daly, a Naturopathic Practitioner at the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute in Costa Mesa, CA. Unlike most allopathic doctors who do their best to keep the visit to ten minutes or less, new patients get a solid hour (an hour!) with their practitioner. The visit feels like meeting up with a friend, one who remembers your kids, cares about the trials and triumphs happening in your life, and also happens to have a ton of medical knowledge and resources to share. … To learn more about the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, visit their website here.

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