UCI News

Spectrum News 1, June 21, 2022 (Video available upon request)
Supreme Court to Make Decision on Roe v. Wade Possibly This Week.
Here to discuss the potential impact is Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law. “We need to look at the composition of the Supreme Court. Then look at the substance of the decision itself which will mean if Roe is dismantled it will mean, in nearly two dozen states, there will be laws that ban abortion outright altogether or that significantly restrict it. So there will be states where people are free to have the reproductive healthcare that they need and deserve and then there will be states where that is not applicable. And one thing to note in those states where that is not applicable, many of them are also not providing exceptions for individuals who have been raped or have suffered through incest.”

Vox, June 22, 2022
Yes, you should test for Covid before going to a gathering
“If you are vaccinated and boosted and are not at high risk, you may choose to test yourself and attend the event, and then test again three to five days following the event. You may also decide that you want to mask while attending the event even if your host is not requiring masking,” says David Souleles, the director of the Covid-19 response team at the University of California Irvine. “If you are someone who is at higher risk for serious disease, or live with or are frequently around someone who is at higher risk, you might decide to pass on a particular event in order to reduce your risk.”

KCBS, June 20, 2022 (Video)
Experts worried consumer spending habits could be clue of recession coming
As inflation continues to rise, economists are seeing the first signs that people are cutting back [on spending]. “That is one of the things that could lead to a recession,” Jack Liebersohn, UCI assistant professor of economics said. The first signs of a slowdown coming in services and entertainment …. “We expected a shift back to normality, spending more on services. But it sounds like that’s not what’s happening. And that could signal a broader decline in consumer spending.”

Literary Hub, June 14, 2022 (Video)
Watch: Héctor Tobar on How a Novel Can Only Be Successful When It Sees the Whole Person
Ona Russell talks with Héctor Tobar, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, author of The Last Great Road Bum. The two discuss growing up in an immigrant household, interdependent relationship between Latin America and the U.S., the similarities and differences between writing fiction and nonfiction, and learning that the written word can only be successful when you see the whole person.

The Kelly Clarkson Show, June 13, 2022 (Video)
UCI student Sahana Vij
UCI student Sahana Vij, who wrote the cookbook Bake Away, is interviewed by Kelly Clarkson. Her desire to help others is reflected through this cookbook, as 100 percent of her royalties will be donated to fight child hunger, No Kid Hungry. … “Right now we are really close to reaching our goal which is $50,000 and 500,000 meals for kids. … Now in college, I work at the UCI Fresh Basic Needs Hub where we stock produce and groceries for college students and for residents of Irvine,” said Vij.

Previously “In the News”