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U.S. News & World Report) Jan. 13, 2021
B-Schools With High Rates of Racial Minorities
University of California, Irvine (Merage)
Percentage of underrepresented minorities: 23%
Total number of full-time MBA students enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year: 119
U.S. News Best Business Schools rank: 67
Learn more about the Paul Merage School of Business.
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HuffPost, Jan. 14, 2021
How Much COVID-19 You’re Exposed To Matters. Here’s How To Reduce It.
Viral load alone won’t determine how sick people will get. Other factors like age, co-morbidities and genetics play an even bigger role, according to Ilhem Messaoudi, the director of the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Virus Research. “The host plays a much more important role in the trajectory of clinical disease,” .… “Masking can prevent up to 70% of transmission, that’s basically as good as one dose of the vaccine,” Messaoudi said.

Daily Pilot, Jan. 13, 2021
UC Irvine developing vaccine that targets all coronaviruses
As Orange County expands its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, UC Irvine researchers are developing a vaccine that could prevent other coronavirus outbreaks in the future. … “Our vaccine is not only targeting COVID-19 — it’s also targeting the viruses that caused previous outbreaks,” UC Irvine professor Lbachir BenMohamed said. … The UC Irvine vaccine targets several other proteins in addition to the spike protein. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Precinct Reporter, Dec. 31, 2020
UCI BMA Supports Black Students
For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of the new Black Management Association (BMA). He said BMA is open to all students, not just Black students, including those working on their masters or undergraduate studies. “We’re here on campus and we’re going to use our platform to bring awareness to business issues, and the issues that affect the Black community. It’s just to know that we’re an ally. We want to make sure that we build those alliances,” he said.

Grist, Jan. 14, 2021
2021 is already giving me emotional whiplash. How do I deal?
Alison Holman, a health psychologist and professor of nursing at the University of California, Irvine, has devoted years of research to the impacts of traumatic news media on mental health, and says that it all points to one conclusion: Limit your intake. … Holman also recommends the tactic of giving your brain something nourishing to focus on immediately after taking in some kind of upsetting news: music, a walk, a comforting book.

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