UCI News

The Washington Post, Jan. 28, 2019
There’s mold in your kids’ bath toys (and that’s probably okay)
Susan Huang, medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine, and a mother of two, agreed. “Healthy children have plenty of good immune function that allows them to breathe mold spores in and handle it, even eat some of it by accident,” she said. “Nothing really happens — other than people being somewhat disgusted.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Jan. 28, 2019
Why Lunar New Year foods are a delicious way to invite luck and prosperity during the Year of the Pig
UC Irvine professor Young Chen also remembers celebrating the Lunar New Year at home as he did growing up in China. … “Many foods were rationed in those days,” he said.  “My father and I often waited in line for hours to get pork (there is seldom beef) and tofu. There were numerous, and festive foods my mother cooked, especially those that featured local ingredients like lotus. …” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

SF Gate, Jan. 27, 2019 (Opinion)
Open Forum: State should take over PG&E
Wenonah Hauter, is executive director of Food & Water Watch. James Randerson is a professor of Earth system science in the School of Physical Sciences at UC Irvine, where he studies climate change and wildfires. [They write,] “There are plenty of reasons why PG&E is facing bankruptcy, but they all point to one clear solution. It’s time for Gov. Gavin Newsom to take over this failing investor-owned company and create a thriving public utility in its place.”

All Africa, Jan. 26, 2019 (Book review)
Kenya: Celebrating Ngugi at 80 – Kenyan Scholars Pen Book on Literary Artist
A newly released book by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga includes reflections with critical engagement on Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s writing, activism, and theoretical positions. Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing brings together a wide variety of short meditations on Ngugi’s multi-faceted creative and theoretical work to celebrate the author’s 80th birthday. … Ngugi is a distinguished professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Study International News, Jan. 28, 2019
3 US universities that value continuing education and transferable skills
Division of Continuing Education, University of California, Irvine: As the 7th ‘Top Public School’ in U.S. News & World Report (2019) and the 9th Best ‘Golden Age’ university by Times Higher Education (2018), the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a reputable school for many learners looking to continue their academic journey. By directing your career interests towards UCI Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE), you’ll place your trust in a school that has an exceptional commitment to its students, even outperforming the expectations of its international students.

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