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Orange County Register, June 14, 2021
All-in-one Fetal Care Center set to open at CHOC in Orange
The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, based at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 16, offering expectant moms whose babies will be born with birth defects the kind of comprehensive care in one place, and during a single visit, that is hard to find in the region. The outpatient center is a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC …. The CHOC/UCI center is designed to ease the strain and stress on parents who learn that their unborn child is facing a congenital condition. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

AP, June 11, 2021
Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster
The Pine Island Glacier, which is not on an island doesn’t have pine trees, is one of two side-by-side glaciers in western Antarctica that ice scientists worry most about losing on that continent. The other is the Thwaites Glacier. … “Pine Island and Thwaites are our biggest worry now because they are falling apart and then the rest of West Antarctica will follow according to nearly all models,” said University of California Irvine ice scientist Isabella Velicogna, [professor of Earth system science], who wasn’t part of the study.

The New York Times, June 12, 2021
Private Inequity: How a Powerful Industry Conquered the Tax System
The [carried interest capital gains] loophole is expensive. Victor Fleischer, a University of California, Irvine, law professor, expects it will cost the federal government $130 billion over the next decade. Back in 2006, Mr. Fleischer published an influential article highlighting the inequity of the tax treatment. It prompted lawmakers from both parties to try to close the so-called carried interest loophole. The on-again, off-again campaign has continued ever since. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Sacramento Bee, June 13, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: Can Black people thrive in California? Education, prison disparities show legacy of racism
Douglas M. Haynes, UCI vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion writes, “Is it legal for Black people to thrive in California? Answering in the affirmative poses another set of questions. Are we overlooking the realities of anti-Black history, politics and policies in the state or are we actually working to create a California where Black people thrive?”

Voice of OC, June 9, 2021
Orange County’s COVID-19 Experts to Answer Your Questions on Eve of June 15 Reopening
This [Voice of OC] panel will answer essential questions and provide vital information the day before mask orders and other distancing measures are relaxed June 15 across the state. The discussion is set for 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 14, … Guests include:  Andrew Noymer, UCI associate professor of population health and disease prevention in public health, Sanghyuk Shin, [Assistant Professor], an UC Irvine epidemiologist and director of the UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative ….

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