UCI News

Daily Pilot, Feb. 18, 2020
UC Irvine set to start construction on $185-million health sciences complex
UC Irvine will begin construction this month on a state-of-the-art 9-acre health sciences complex for integrative patient care, training and research, the university said Monday. The site … will include a five-level, 108,200-square-foot building for the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and an adjoining four-level, 71,500-square-foot building for the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. The health sciences building will house the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 21, 2020
Song Richardson – 2019 OC 500
Why: Named the second dean of prestigious UC Irvine School of Law in 2018, taking over from founding dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Recent: In August, UCI Law welcomed 158 J.D. students, 42 L.L.M. students and nine inaugural students into its Graduate Tax Program, which recently partnered with Alteryx. Quoteable: “It’s rare to find an elite law school with a world-class faculty that excels at both teaching and scholarship … and a commitment to creating and disseminating knowledge that improves lives and communities around the world.”

The Week Magazine, Feb. 21, 2020
The truth about tweens and screens
One recent study by two psychology professors, Candice L. Odgers from the University of California, Irvine, and Michaeline R. Jensen from the University of North Carolina, Greensborough, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, analyzed about 40 studies examining the link between social media use and anxiety and depression during adolescence. Their verdict? The link is small and inconsistent.

The New Yorker, Feb. 20, 2020
The one war that the human species can’t lose
The iceberg that I watched break off from Antarctica was part of a process called calving. It’s normal and a necessary step in nature’s cycle, except that it’s now happening a lot faster and in larger chunks—with existential stakes. The ice in Antarctica is now melting six times faster than it did forty years ago, Eric Rignot, an Earth scientist at the University of California, Irvine, and a co-author of a major study of the continent’s ice health, told me.

Orange County Register, Feb. 20, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: For Latinos, a college degree doesn’t guarantee entrance to the middle class
María G Rendón, UCI social ecology assistant professor writes, “Second-generation Latinos are often my strongest students at UC Irvine where I teach, showing up to almost every lecture. When they do not, I hear about family and work complications. These students carry the burden of our vast inequalities – from poor quality schooling and housing and food insecurities, to the over policing of their communities. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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