UCI News

Spectrum News 1, June 25, 2020 (Video)
Orange County Sees Rise in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths
Dr. Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention for the University of California, Irvine’s Program in Public Health, said “things are taking a turn unfortunately for the worse” in Southern California. “Orange County has been doing well historically in the last few months, but now it’s starting to look a lot worse and a lot more like the counties it borders: Los Angeles County, San Diego County,” Dr. Noymer said. “Cases are going up, hospitalizations are going up, ICU hospitalizations are going up, mortality is going up. So even net of the undercounting, statistics are getting worse, not better.”

NBC San Diego, June 25, 2020 (Video)
How to Work Effectively From Home: Tips From an Expert
Judith Olson from the University of California, Irvine discusses the implications of distance work and provides tips for working from home, including responding quickly and staying in constant communication with your coworkers.

The Nation, June 25, 2020 (Audio)
How Racism Works in a Democratic City
Michele Goodwin talks about her experiences of racism in daily life in Minneapolis—before she became Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California Irvine. Also: removing statues from the Capitol Building honoring traitors and defenders of slavery—there’s one that’s been overlooked: Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.

NPR, June 20, 2020 (Audio)
How activists are fighting back against China’s controversial Hong Kong security law
The G-7 has urged Beijing to reconsider its national security law, now on a fast track for approval. But historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom says in a world distracted by a pandemic, Hong Kong is not a priority. Jeffrey Wasserstrom: “It’s hard, especially now at this moment, for there to be the kind of sustained attention that there needs to be for Beijing to feel that there’s a real cost to pay for reneging on the promises that they made.” [Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.]

Orange Coast Magazine, June 22, 2020
UC Irvine professor’s environmental research inspires action
How has UC Irvine been a leader in climate action? Steven Davis, associate professor of Earth system science [states,] “Not only doing the research, but we are demonstrating what’s possible. We were the first in the nation to use excess solar power to make hydrogen and put that into our power plant on campus to reduce the amount of natural gas needed. UCI is really pushing the envelope.”

Previously “In the News”