UCI News

The Washington Post, June 30, 2022
Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections
“This case has the potential to fundamentally rework the relationship between state legislatures and state courts in protecting voting rights in federal elections,” liberal election law expert Richard Hasen, [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law], wrote on his Election Law blog. “It also could provide the path for election subversion.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

TIME, July 1, 2022
‘Reborn From the Ashes.’ Xi Jinping Visits a Changed Hong Kong For Handover Anniversary
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, the Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine and author of the book Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, tells TIME that Xi’s trip underscores the way Hong Kong has changed in recent years to become more like neighboring mainland cities … In 2018 … activist groups were warned off in advance to ensure that there are no public expressions of discontent to compete with the official ceremonies on July 1. … The changes in Hong Kong, Wasserstrom says, are “a trend that Beijing is pleased with but many local people pushed back against in protests of the 2010s and still find disturbing.”

Daily Pilot, June 29, 2022
Fear of falling one of many reasons seniors tumble, UCI doctor says at OASIS lecture
UCI Health family medicine practitioner Elham Arghami, M.D., asked a room full of seniors in Corona del Mar how many of them had taken a spill. How many had a fear of falling? How many believed falls were a normal part of aging? By the show of hands after each question, it became clear Arghami had her work cut out for her during her interactive lecture on balance issues and fall prevention earlier this month at the OASIS Senior Center. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Irvine Weekly, June 30, 2022
Sakura Paper CEO Donates $20 Million To UC Irvine Health Center
Set to be completed mid-2023, UC Irvine Center for Advanced Care has received a $20 million donation from the Joe C. Wen family. The gift will be used to create the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at UCI Health-Irvine. In a statement, Chancellor Howard Gillman said the $20 million will give UC Irvine Health the ability to gather resources and is grateful for the opportunity to support the community’s access to health care.

Insight Into Diversity, June 27, 2022 (Podcast)
LISTEN: SpeechMatters “Leading with Love in the Face of Targeted Harassment”
Michelle Deutchman, Executive Director, UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement said, “Just for some background for our listeners. I learned about Dania’s experience while collaborating on the creation of a resource guide for academics at University of California, Irvine who’ve been targeted online. UCI’s Chancellor Howard Gilman, who happens to also be one of the amazing co-chairs of the Center’s National Advisory Board, noticed this taking place more frequently. And he asked the Center and the Campus Counsel’s office to create a resource to support academics who find themselves targeted online.”

Previously “In the News”