UCI News

NPR – Academic Minute, July 7, 2021 (Podcast)
Jonathan Watanabe, University of California, Irvine – COVID-19 Medications
COVID-19 has been a learning experience for everyone, including clinicians. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California, Irvine’s Jonathan Watanabe details treating a new disease on the fly. Watanabe is a professor of clinical pharmacy at UC Irvine.

The Nation, July 6, 2021
Haiti Has Been Abandoned—by the Media, the US, and the World
Amy Wilentz, UCI professor of English writes: “[Human rights activist Antoinette] Duclaire’s killing topped off a few weeks of unceasing and chaotic violence in a Haiti that is unrecognizable to those of us who have followed it over the past few decades …. Among ourselves, Haiti watchers have marveled at the lack of reporting on the situation in the international media. Usually the international media is quick to cover Haiti’s dysfunctions. And Haiti is now at its most dysfunctional.”

Los Angeles Times, July 7, 2021
After decades of fighting and freeways, Orange County is finally getting a streetcar
“I think it took a long time to convince people in Orange County that there was a need for it, that there was room for it and that it’s worth the money and the investment,” Sarah Catz, [lecturer, Urban Planning & Public Policy], at UC Irvine and a former OCTA board member, said of light rail. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, July 7, 2021 (Contributor)
How Non-Financial Rewards Widen Workplace Inequality
New research from the University of California, Irvine explores how certain forms of messaging can result in more people supporting actions to mitigate inequality. … Whether on social media, via surveys, or in face-to-face conversations, the researchers found that people were much more receptive to messaging that focused more on reducing poverty and on the disadvantages faced by the lower-classes than they were on reducing the wealth gap between rich and poor or the advantages experienced by the upper-classes.

Art Fix Daily, July 6, 2021
IMCA Announces Fall 2021 Exhibition | The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting
The Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) today announced its fall exhibition, The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting on view September 11, 2021 through January 15, 2022 at IMCA’s interim museum location at 18881 Von Karman Avenue. Featuring 24 paintings and two films spanning the early to mid-20th century, the exhibition invites viewers to experience the works beyond the immediacy of visual perception to discover musical landscapes, rhythmic abstractions, and sound and color experiments. The exhibition and related programs are free and open to the public.

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