UCI News

The New York Times, June 1, 2021
How to Feel Small
“You don’t need to go to the Grand Canyon,” says Paul K. Piff, an associate professor of psychological science who runs the Morality, Emotion and Social Hierarchy Lab at the University of California, Irvine. Piff studies what he calls the small self — the feeling of being part of something much bigger and more important than you. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Orange County Business Journal, May 31, 2021

Orange County’s Path to Reopening
“From an infection perspective, we are in great shape with extremely low testing positivity rates,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the new public health school at the University of California, Irvine. … UCI is one of several local universities requiring students, faculty and staff coming to campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated. … “It’s to ensure we create a safe and healthy campus,” [Boden-Albala said]. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Guardian, May 31, 2021
Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say
“The number of slaves who arrived to the region of the River Plate is almost half of those who arrived in the US, which gives an idea of the magnitude of slave traffic in the River Plate region,” according to Alex Borucki, a Uruguayan [associate professor of history] at the University of California Irvine, who co-manages the SlaveVoyages website that traces every ship carrying enslaved people that reached the Americas.

MarketWatch, June 1, 2021
‘If it got too successful it would be destroyed’: Remembering the Tulsa massacre, when a white mob destroyed ‘Black Wall Street’ 100 years ago
The destruction of Tulsa’s Black business community left other Black businesspeople fearful of becoming too prosperous, said Mehrsa Baradaran, a professor at the University of California, Irvine’s law school. As Baradaran describes in her book, “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap,” Black businessmen in Durham, North Carolina, took steps to make sure their achievements never outshined their white neighbors’ — like keeping their buildings lower in height than those of their white counterparts.

Becker’s Hospital Review, June 1, 2021
UCI Health gets $20M gift to support $1.2B expansion
University of California Irvine Health received a $20 million gift to support its $1.2 billion hospital campus that will house a 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center. In recognition of the donation from the Chao family, a longtime benefactor of UCI Health, the health system will name the cancer center at its new campus The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care. Construction on the new cancer center and 144-bed hospital are slated to begin later this year and open in late 2023 and 2025, respectively. With the latest $20 million donation, the Chao family has contributed $50 million to the academic health system since 1995.

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