UCI News

The Orange County Register, June 28, 2022
UCI Health receives key donation for new advanced care center
A $20 million donation will support a new outpatient care facility for the community next to UC Irvine’s main campus. Joe C. Wen … has made the largest contribution by a donor under age 50 in UCI Health’s history – a financial boost for the already under construction, five-story, 168,000-square-foot advanced care center. The facility will be named the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at UCI Health–Irvine. It is described as a “one-stop shop” for adult and pediatric specialty care, urgent care and other lab services. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

ABC News – Good Morning America, June 25, 2022 (Video)
Post-Roe: Reproductive freedom now depends on where you live
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Law [Chancellor’s] Professor at UC Irvine, breaks down the basics of what overturning Roe v. Wade means for women across the country and what’s next for reproductive rights.

The New York Times, June 24, 2022 (Opinion)
Opinion: No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump
Richard L. Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “This week’s hearings showed us that Mr. Trump acted as if he thought he was a king, not a president subject to the same rules as the rest of us. The evidence and the testimony offered demonstrate why Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Justice Department should convene a grand jury now, if it hasn’t already, to consider indicting Mr. Trump for crimes related to his attempt to overturn the results of the election, before he declares his candidacy for president in 2024, perhaps as early as this summer.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes

Spectrum News 1, June 24, 2022
Abortion ruling draws mixed reaction in Orange County
UC Irvine political science and law professor Tony Smith said Thomas’ opinion pointing to other precedent regarding contraceptives and gay marriage shows the court will upend those rulings as well. Smith said Thomas, who is Black and has a white wife, notably did not point to the precedent regarding interracial marriage. “The rank hypocrisy of this is staggering from Thomas,” Smith told City News Service. … UCI sociology and political science professor David Meyer told City News Service he isn’t sure if the ruling will improve the chances of Democrats in the November elections. “It’s not just turnout,” Meyer said. “They think people will flip and that may be true, certainly. If the battle line keeps moving the calculation keeps changing.” … “More mobilization, more stress, more division,” is all pundits can count on now, he said.

Bankrate, June 27, 2022
What is a recession? Why the most horrifying term in economics isn’t what you always think
You might have heard that a recession is when the financial system contracts for two consecutive quarters, as reflected in gross domestic product (GDP) — the broadest scorecard of the U.S. economy. Experts, however, say that oversimplifies it. “That’s the rule of thumb that’s often been used,” says Eric Swanson, economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, who spent 10 years at the Fed. “But the last couple of recessions, it’s not quite been true.”

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