UCI News

KABC-7 Eyewitness News, Jan. 5, 2023 (Video)
Solutions – A New Way Forward
“LIFTED is a pilot program giving incarcerated individuals a chance to pursue a bachelor’s degree at University of California, Irvine.” “People in prison tend to have lower literacy rates, have had a lower rate of education than the average person outside of prison… this is a way to work on that and address those challenges that might have landed people there in the first place,” says Keramet Reiter, UCI professor of criminology, law and society. “Prison is not what we’re used to, teaching on campus. But, after a while, you’re just getting into your stuff… and they’re so engaged and they’re asking so many questions,” says Nicole Iturriaga, UCI assistant professor of criminology, law and society.

KTLA5 – News, Jan. 4, 2023 (Video)
Mudflow & flooding concerns in Orange County
“When a fire happens, it removes the vegetation from the hill slopes and the vegetation usually serves to hold the soil in place, so the soil becomes less stable.“ “Ariane Jong-Levinger, is a PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering at UC Irvine who studies flooding issues caused by fires. We asked her how long it generally takes for hillside communities like this one [Silverado] to get back to normal.” [Starts 7:28]

The Orange County Register, Dec. 27, 2022
Erika Hayasaki explores an adoption that separated twins in ‘Somewhere Sisters’
The UC Irvine [associate] professor and experienced journalist pursued this unusual tale that affected three girls and their families. … This story, in which the twins were separated and one was raised in America with another child as her sister, is detailed in [Erika] Hayasaki’s new book, “Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The Academic Minute, Jan. 6, 2023 (Audio)
Huolin Xin, University of California, Irvine – A Better Battery for Electric Cars
Making batteries for electric vehicles can come with a human cost in poorer countries. Huolin Xin, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, discusses one way to change this.

Spectrum News 1, Dec. 23, 2022
Big-dollar investments into Orange County health care in 2022
Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. … The clinic includes ample space for patients, 42 rooms, a pharmacy and a special suite for infusions localizing some services …. The institute is within the new Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, a 110,000-square-foot complex on campus. Susan and Henry Samueli have donated hundreds of millions of dollars over the years, including a $200 million gift in 2017 to the college of health sciences. The school is also constructing a more than $1 billion medical campus with a planned 144 bed [hospital].

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