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Los Angeles Times, Jan. 12, 2023
Even after mild cases of COVID, long COVID symptoms can linger for a year or more
“Things like cardiac arrhythmias, problems with memory, concentration — all these types of symptoms not only are problematic medically, but also impede a person’s ability to work and live their daily life,” said Melissa Pinto, an associate professor of nursing at UC Irvine who studies long COVID. “Not all symptoms are equally problematic.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Orange County Register, Jan. 12, 2023
OC Young Adult Court adds new component to prevent recidivism
In July 2021, the Orange County Health Care Agency awarded UC Irvine a $10.1 million grant to expand the study of the Orange County Young Adult Court. A research team at UC Irvine led by Elizabeth Cauffman, a professor of psychological science, tracks the outcomes of graduates. The grant focuses on the mental health and behavioral issues that some of the men in the program experience by providing clinical support as well, Cauffman said. … “Now we are able to better address their needs so they can get the support they need to get their lives back on track,” Cauffman said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Lawfare, Jan. 11, 2023 (Podcast)
The Lawfare Podcast: Bryan Cunningham on a Federally Funded Backstop for the Cyber Insurance Ecosystem
To talk about the pros and cons of a federal backstop for the cyber insurance ecosystem, Lawfare senior editor Stephanie Pell sat down with Bryan Cunningham, executive director of the Cybersecurity Research and Policy Institute at the University California, Irvine, who co-authored the article, “Uncle Sam Re: Improving Cyber Hygiene and Increasing Confidence in the Cyber Insurance Ecosystem via Government Backstopping.”

KPCC – Air Talk, Jan. 12, 2023 (Audio)
Charter Schools, Dress Codes And Constitutional Protections. A Case Could Be Headed To The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is asking President Joe Biden’s administration to weigh in on whether it should take up the lawsuit Charter Day School v. Peltier. The suit challenges a North Carolina charter school’s dress code requiring girls to wear skirts or dresses. … The question comes down to whether the school is an actor of the state and if students have the same constitutional rights as those at traditional public schools. And that question could have significant implications. Joining to discuss is Eugene Volokh, … and Rachel Moran, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of law at UC Irvine.

KABC, Jan. 11, 2023 (Video)
Zero waste market hopes to change the way people think, shop
Here’s something to think about when you make your next trip to the store. How many items can you buy that don’t involve some type of plastic? A pair of earth-science students at UC Irvine are doing more than just think about it — they’re changing the way people shop! Amis de la Terre – or “friends of the Earth” is a zero waste market in Costa Mesa that offers an easy and affordable way to shop for items without contributing to the waste cycle. Chris McGuire and Jessica Walden are both PhD earth system science students at UC Irvine studying human effects on the ocean.

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