UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 22, 2022
OC’s Largest Hospitals See Revenue Jump 9.6%
UCI Medical Center in Orange retained its No. 1 position with a 14% growth to $1.4 billion in net patient revenue. “Last year, we delayed care and we said don’t come to hospitals,” Chief Executive Chad Lefteris told the Business Journal. “This year, we’re seeing a lot of catch-up between the surges. We are busier than ever. There’s this pent-up demand,” he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: When We Were Socially Distant, Money Brought Us Closer
Yet we can hope that the surprising monetary generosity during the pandemic might lead to more sustained and enduring economic solidarity. Perhaps, “in the use of money to maintain connection,” the anthropologist, [UCI Professor and Dean of Social Sciences], Bill Maurer speculated, “we might be able to discern a new ethics of exchange.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 19, 2022
The Rare Gift of Seeing Extra Colors
Ms. [Concetta] Antico sought out testing to see if she had a fourth cone cell, and the result was positive. Cognitive scientist Kimberley Jameson of the Color Cognition Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, knew instantly that Ms. Antico was unusual, since “in addition to the genetic potential for tetrachromacy, Concetta has a considerable history of art training. She evaluates the uses of color and light, making hundreds of color space decisions every day.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The Orange County Register, Feb. 18, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: What compels Republicans and police to lie about Proposition 47?
Eight years ago, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduced a handful of low-level felony offenses to misdemeanors. … First, let’s consider the idea that Proposition 47 is responsible for smash-and-grab burglaries. I asked Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine about such a link. … “[A]nd most relevant, Prop 47 applies to low-level thefts (those under $950) yet a key feature of these smash-and-grabs is that they occur at high-end retail establishments and involve stolen goods worth often tens of thousands of dollars,” Kubrin adds. “So, Prop. 47 doesn’t apply here.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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