UCI News

NPR (The Academic Minute), July 28, 2022 (Audio)
Tallie Z. Baram, University of California, Irvine – Early Adversity and Brain Development
Early life adversities can have a lifelong impact. Tallie Z. Baram, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine, determines why.

KNBC, July 27, 2022
One Molecule May Be the Key to Whether or Not You Lose Your Hair, UCI Study Finds
Researchers at UC Irvine have made a new discovery that could be a game-changer for people losing their hair — and it all comes down to one molecule. … According to Maksim Plikus, UCI professor of developmental and cell biology and one of the authors of the study, the molecule he and his team discovered is significant because of the way hair follicles function in humans. … “These experiments provide proof-of-principle data that SCUBE3 or derived molecules can be a promising therapeutic for hair loss,” said co-first author Christian Guerrero-Juarez, a UCI postdoctoral researcher in mathematics ….

KTTV-TV, July 27, 2022 (Video)
Fed Raises Interest Rates by 0.75 Percent
If you’re a homeowner, UC Irvine [assistant] professor, Jack Liebersohn, says it won’t be a good time to refinance your home, and, “if you’re somebody like me who doesn’t own a house, that also means mortgage payments might put that house out of reach – you have to buy something a little bit cheaper.” … it’s not all doom and gloom. “There could be people who benefit from the increase in interest rates. Borrowers are likely going to face higher interest rates, but savers are going to benefit from those higher interest rates because they’ll earn higher returns,” says Liebersohn.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 27, 2022
Last Year Was Miserable. Can Colleges Make This One Better?
Some campuses have decided that fostering well-being will be a yearlong, campuswide theme. The University of California, Irvine is hiring more health-care workers, ramping up advertising of wellness programs, and focusing on preventative care for everyone, says Marcelle Hayashida, associate vice chancellor for wellness, health, and counseling services. … Andrea Aebersold, director of faculty instructional development at the University of California, Irvine, says she has retreated from professional-development workshops and leaned into community building. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Click here: https://www.chronicle.com/,  while logged into the UCIFull VPN]

The Orange County Register, July 27, 2022
OC teachers are more likely to be fully credentialed in their course than state average
Having teachers who’ve fully completed their training implies a “more stable, more experienced” teaching workforce in Orange County, said Doron Zinger, director of UC Irvine’s CalTeach Science and Math Program – which aims to help undergraduate students earn their initial teaching credential in four years. … “On the whole, there are a lot more teachers with clear credentials in Orange County,” he added. “So what does that tell you? That tells you that these are teachers who have been in the workforce for a while.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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