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CNN, July 7, 2020
The recession will scar Gen Z. And it could be even worse for Black youth
“It would be a mistake to just see it as just a money thing, just thinking about how some communities have wealth and some communities don’t. It is a whole ecosystem of opportunities,” said Mehrsa Baradaran, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and author of “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

Fast Company, July 6, 2020
How COVID-19 will permanently change hiring in Silicon Valley
This will be a boon to companies and candidates alike. Right now, companies artificially constrain their talent pools in search of the next Zuckerberg, while the country’s best coders are actually at schools such as Arizona State, USC, and UC Irvine. Companies unable to recruit based on geography and pedigree will now start to rely on actual skills, a far better indicator of ultimate success, thus democratizing access to the tech industry.

Philanthropy News Digest, July 5, 2020
Arnold Ventures awards $2.7 million for prison violence study
The University of California, Irvine has announced a $2.7 million gift from Arnold Ventures in support of a comprehensive study of the sources and consequences of prison violence. Working in partnership with the Prison Violence Consortium — which includes the departments of corrections in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas — researchers will conduct a thorough empirical assessment of the nature, causes, and effects of prison violence.

MSN, July 4, 2020
Red Bluff High graduates serve across the nation as nurses during COVID-19 pandemic
Emily Gallagher Igarta has long had an interest in the medical field having attended a two-week summer pre-med program at UC Irvine in 2012. … “This experience really pushed me to pursue a nursing career because I loved how nurses are at the bedside with the patient, actually doing the hands-on care,” Igarta said. “From there, I knew I wanted to be a nurse, and luckily I got accepted into a four-year nursing program at UC Irvine right out of high school.”

Physician’s Weekly, July 6, 2020
Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome parallel late-onset disease
In an accompanying editorial, [Professor] Elizabeth Head, PhD, of University of California Irvine, and Beau Ances, MD, PhD, of Washington University St Louis, wrote,”Fortea and colleagues noted similarities between biomarkers reflecting Alzheimer disease pathogenesis in individuals with Down syndrome and individuals with late onset and autosomal dominant Alzheimer disease. These results provide strong evidence that studies of people with Down syndrome can inform research on late-onset and autosomal dominant Alzheimer disease.”

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