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The New York Times, July 3, 2019
As Protests Rock Hong Kong, Xi Jinping’s View of History Shows He Will Dig In
“There has also been a tendency to present these struggles — and Tiananmen was presented this way — as not being spontaneous expressions of the popular will,” Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in an email, “even in cases when that is clearly what they are.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Washington Post, July 3, 2019
How fears of ‘mainlandization’ fuel Hong Kong’s mass protests
[Nathan Kar Ming Chan and Lev Nachman, PhD candidates in the political science department at the University of California, Irvine, and Chit Wai John Mok, a PhD student in sociology at the University of California, Irvine write] “ Hong Kongers seem to have reinvigorated their tradition of protest, which had diminished since the 2014 Umbrella Movement. But why are so many Hong Kongers engaging in mass demonstrations against their government? … fears of mainlandization.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Beck’s Hospital Review, July 2, 2019
The 2019 guide to cringeworthy conversations from 8 health IT leaders
Several other buzzwords are on the brink of becoming more annoying than meaningful in conversations about forwarding healthcare delivery and improving patient outcomes. Here, eight leaders in health IT share cringeworthy terms and phrases related to their field. Charles Podesta. CIO at UC Irvine Health (Orange, Calif.): A few buzzwords and overused phrases that should be avoided are: disrupt or disruption, bandwidth, leverage, go-forward strategy, ideation session and ecosystem.

Mashable, July 3, 2019
The hard truth about being a 21st century tree in California
California’s expansive forests have experienced a profound tree die-off since 2010, exacerbated by a long drought between 2012 and 2015. … “It was only after this moisture was depleted that the forest became extremely stressed and ultimately began to die off,” said Mike Goulden, a lead author of the study who researches terrestrial ecosystems at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, July 2, 2019
Pageant of the Masters, Shakespeare at New Swan and more fun for July
The good people at New Swan Shakespeare Festival are keenly aware of this group of proletarians long ignored by purveyors, pundits and connoisseurs. So, gather groundlings and chrome domes alike for the festival’s double bill of “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” performed by company pros mixing with students in the drama department at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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