UCI News

Daily Pilot, Feb. 3, 2022
‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibit arrives at UC Irvine’s Jack Langson Library
Students of history can now visit UC Irvine’s Jack Langson Library to view “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition that speaks to the knowledge, thoughts and fears of the American public of World War II and its impact in Europe. The exhibit opened on Wednesday and will run through March 9 in the library’s lobby. This is the first time the exhibition has gone on tour …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]


AARP, Feb. 3, 2022
5 Ways Omicron Is Changing the Way We Socialize
“Omicron has highlighted the uncertainty of this virus,” says Roxane Cohen Silver, a [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, who studies coping responses to national stressors, like 9/11 and the pandemic. Such events “have an ambiguous endpoint,” Cohen Silver wrote as lead author of a paper on collective trauma published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour in January 2021. “We do not know how bad things will get, nor when recovery can truly begin.”


Irvine Standard, Feb. 2, 2022
Study: Villages make Irvine America’s safest city
For 16 consecutive years, Irvine has been ranked as the safest U.S. city of its size …. In a 57-page report … two UCI criminologists explore the mystery. … The design … “creates more cohesion,” write the authors, [Professor] John Hipp and [Professor] Charis Kubrin, co-directors of UCI’s Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime. “Greater cohesion in neighborhoods increases the likelihood that residents will look out for one another, and keep an eye on what is occurring in the neighborhood,” the authors note.


KPCC (AirTalk), Feb. 3, 2022 (Audio)
COVID-19 AMA: Super Bowl Masks, Johnson & Johnson Boosters, Nasal Vaccines, And More
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine Dr. Shruti Gohil.


Brookings Institution, Feb. 3, 2022
Creating playful learning spaces in cities: The important role of stakeholder buy-in
In Santa Ana, California, Assistant Professor Andres Bustamante [of education] at University of California, Irvine (UCI) is leading a four-year project in collaboration with the Santa Ana Early Learning Initiative (SAELI) to co-design a series of playful learning spaces—located in urban areas that families frequent like bus stops, parks, and supermarkets—infused with STEM learning opportunities for children and families.


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