UCI in the News – Jan. 27, 2017

Orange County Register, Jan. 27, 2017
UCI gets approval to open nursing school, doubling number of students in 10 years
UC Regents voted to establish the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, propelled by a $40 million donation given by the Gross Family Foundation last year. Construction of a building on campus will begin in 2018. “Everyone is just celebrating,” said Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi, dean of the nursing school. “This is such a monumental moment for UCI nursing.”

NBC 4 – Today in L.A., Jan. 27, 2017
UC Irvine lands $40M gift to open nursing school
There’s a new nursing school coming to the campus of UC Irvine this morning. Yesterday, the University of California Board of Regents voted to establish the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. The decision has propelled by a $40 million donation from the Gross Family Foundation. Construction on this new building will begin in 2018.

Orange County Register, Jan. 26, 2017
UC Irvine converting to all-electric buses
UC Irvine is slated to become the first college in the nation to convert its entire bus fleet to all-electric, beefing up its resume as one of the greenest campuses in the country. … “Once again, UCI is No. 1 in making sure we have a sustainable future,” ASUCI President Tracy La, 21, stated in the release. “I hope the rest of the country can follow us.”

BuzzFeed, Jan. 26, 2017
Union membership has hit an all-time low
But Catherine Fisk, professor of labor law at the University of California, Irvine, said …. “At some point, if workers become convinced that things are bad enough, we can expect that they may decide to band together to improve their working conditions. It happened in the mid- to late 1930s, and it can happen again.”

Bloomberg, Jan. 26, 2017
Donald Trump challenges mayors in sanctuary cities
Jennifer Chacon, professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies for the center for immigration studies, discuss Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which allows the government to withhold federal money from so-called “sanctuary cities,” which have policies in place protecting illegal immigrants. [starts: 1:30]

Daily Pilot, Jan. 27, 2017
The crowd: Advocates working for a dementia breakthrough honored
Last month in Orange County, UCI MIND held an event billed as December to Remember. Co-chaired by Lucy and Roger Lisabeth, the cause has a very personal connection. … Her condition led Lucy and Roger to UCI MIND, O.C.s only state and federally funded Alzheimer’s disease research center. Lucy Lisabeth shared her personal journey with the sold-out dinner crowd.

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 27, 2017
To fight the winter blues, try a dose of nature
In a 2015 study … researchers found that after gazing up at tall trees for just one minute, participants … behaved more helpfully to others than people who looked at an unremarkable building …. University of California, Irvine, psychologist Paul Piff, who co-authored the study [said]: “I think we can say pretty certainly that having a little bit of awe every day in your life would make you happier, kinder and more compassionate,” he says.

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