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NBC4, Jan. 14, 2020 (Video)
Maria Shriver Donates to UC Irvine for Alzheimer’s Research
[Maria] Shriver’s organization is giving a quarter of a million dollars to UCI MIND to help the group research why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s.

ABC7, Jan. 14, 2020 (Video)
La Habra cyclist struck by vehicle offers prayers, forgiveness for driver
Now, [Tom] Sovilla is working toward getting back to cycling by using an indoor training bike. His doctors are happy with his progress. “A lot of it has to do with the attitude of the patient and turning that – any potential resentment or anger or anything like that, which often times exists – into a positive, motivating force,” said orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. John Scolaro of UCI Medical Center.

KQED, Jan. 14, 2020
Dramatic Steps, Better Weather, Luck Made 2019 a Much Less Devastating Fire Year
The Kincade Fire was driven by a series of unique wind events, and while there’s no evidence that climate change is causing stronger winds, Jim Randerson, a climate and ecology scientist at UC Irvine, says global warming could be contributing to a decrease in wind humidity in the fall. “That decline in humidity increases the fire risk, even if the wind strength remains similar,” he said.

Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 14, 2020
China Loosens Urban Residency Restrictions to Spur Growth
“This is by far the boldest and the most significant move to remove the institutional barrier responsible for maintaining the two classes of citizens within the same country, the most consequential original sin created during China’s socialist planned economy era,” wrote Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine who’s studied China’s urbanization for decades, in an exchange on WeChat, a Chinese messaging app.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 14,  2020
At UC Irvine, Iranian Students Worry For Their Families
On Monday night, [Hadi] Khodabandeh attended a gathering for Iranian and Iranian American faculty, students and staff held by the school’s Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture. … Dr. Touraj Daryaee, Maseeh [UCI] Chair in Persian Studies & Culture, described office visits with staff and students with Iranian visas “terrified by the prospect of war and what will be.” “I think it’s quite important that in every university where Iranians reside, that we come together regardless of our beliefs and views,” he said. “I think this is a time to be together.”

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