UCI News

ABC7, July 22, 2020 (Video)
Why is Orange County seeing big surge in coronavirus? Experts trace spread of disease
Dr. Daniel Parker, an epidemiologist at the University of California Irvine specializes in mapping out infectious diseases. “This started in affluent communities on the coastal area,” Parker said. “These are people who may have had stronger ties to places in Europe that at the same time had epidemics going on.” … To help track the virus, UCI, the Orange County Health Care Agency and community-based organizations are training hundreds of people from the most-impacted communities to help trace the spread of the disease in their neighborhoods.

Newsweek, July 22, 2020
Best maternity hospitals 2020
To help our readers make informed decisions about maternity care, Newsweek partnered with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that reports on the safety and quality performance of U.S. health care facilities. Our list of the Best Maternity Hospitals 2020 presents 231 entries in 36 states, categorized by region. A panel of national experts advised Leapfrog on standards for excellence in maternity care, including achieving low rates of C-section, episiotomy and early elective deliveries, and following crucial protocols to protect mothers and babies. … UCI Health.

TIME, July 23, 2020
The Coronavirus seems to spare most kids from illness, but its effect on their mental health is deepening
Roxane Cohen Silver, a social psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, specializes in human responses to mass trauma and has most closely studied the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. and the 2006 and 2010 earthquakes in Indonesia and Chile, respectively. … “The impact on a child’s sense of safety depends on the extent to which the family is affected,” Silver says.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 22, 2020
UC Irvine funds 19 projects to advance equity amid COVID-19
UCI sought out projects that “explore the meaning(s) of the pandemic from a broad cross section of fields, disciplines, methodologies or theoretical perspectives,” wrote Dr. Douglas M. Haynes, chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion in his call for project proposals. … Next spring, winners will come together for a forum to present their research. “I love my work being able to be in a broader community,” said assistant professor of education Dr. Constance Iloh, a grant winner.

KERA, July 22, 2020 (Audio)
Can the Black experience ever be detached from slavery
James Baldwin said, “hope is invented every day.” But what if that hope conjured by one race is ignored and trampled on by others? Frank B. Wilderson III, professor and chair of African American studies at the University of California, Irvine, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about a theory of Black experience that can never be detached from slavery. His book is called “Afropessimism.”

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