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CBS Los Angeles, July 8, 2016
Expert weighs in on what all this violence is doing to our national psyche
At UC Irvine flags fly at half-staff. … E. Alison Holman is the interim director of the nursing program at UCI. She studied the impact of mass tragedies on the public psyche after the 9/11 and the Boston marathon attacks. What she found was people who repeatedly watched or saw images of those attacks had elevated acute stress levels. “The symptoms of fear and anxiety, those early responses are linked to long-term mental and physical health problems.” Holman says.

Orange County Register, July 9, 2016
Some fear Dallas police shootings will harm Black Lives Matter movement
Jessica Millward, an associate professor of history at UC Irvine whose specialties include African American history, said she worries that the Dallas ambush killings will change or harm the debate over police violence going forward. “The fact that this broke out at last night’s protest, the fact that the suspect they have is African American, I don’t think it will hasten attacks on police officers,” Millward said. “If anything, it will increase attacks on African Americans.”

Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2016
Mental health literacy may be a roadblock for Vietnamese Americans seeking help, study shows
According to a 2008 study from the UC Irvine Center for Health Care Policy, 21 percent of Vietnamese Americans report depression and anxiety, compared with 10 percent of whites. Meanwhile, only 20 percent of Vietnamese Americans have discussed mental health with a professional, compared with 45 percent of whites.

The Washington Post, July 11, 2016
Rising racial tensions won’t help Donald Trump. Here’s why.
Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: But the most important reason why rising racial tensions will not help Trump is Trump himself. … The public views Trump as a racially divisive figure. Two-thirds of Americans say that the presumptive Republican nominee is “unfairly biased” against minority groups, and a slim majority thought that his attack on the Mexican American judge who is presiding over the Trump University lawsuit was “racist.”

The New York Times Style Magazine, July 11, 2016
Brand to know: A lipstick line for minimalists
Yaitanes’s fascination with formulations led her to pursue biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, where she discovered a love of organic chemistry. “You learned how to read a list of ingredients,” she says. “It was like deciphering a code.” When it came to formulating her own lipsticks, [Sheena] Yaitanes knew her way around a lab.

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