UCI News

CNBC, June 28, 2022
Kids’ vaccines are ‘a game changer,’ experts say—here’s what else needs to happen to end the Covid pandemic
Covid vaccines for small children are “absolutely a game changer for some families,” Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, tells CNBC Make It. “[But] this isn’t the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle, unfortunately.”

KABC, June 24, 2022 (Video)
Roe v. Wade Overturned
Today a Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade ends half a century of federal abortion rights. It’s now up to each state. Joining us now to talk about this ruling and its implications is Aziza Ahmed, professor of law at UCI… “It’s very unlikely that the California law will be overturned because we have a lot of state support for abortion. Governor Newsom has come out repeatedly, stating support for abortion… Californians have rallied to even get a law in the books that essentially says that California won’t participate in allowing civil fines and penalties against providers. So, California is a great state to be in, right now, because it’s continuing to protect the right to have an abortion.”

TODAY, June 28, 2022
Twin TikTok stars Kiran + Nivi share how they work together on music and their social media career
Kiran and Nivi [Saishankar], 22, graduated last year from University of California, Irvine, where they majored in psychology and music, and business economics and music, respectively. But the pair told TODAY they’ve always known they wanted to pursue music post-graduation and have been singing since the age of 3.

OUP Blog, June 28, 2022 (Podcast)
Hong Kong 2022: one country, two systems? [podcast]
On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we welcome two leading experts in Chinese history and foreign policy, [Chancellor’s Professor of history at the University of California, Irvine] Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, the editor of The Oxford History of Modern China and Dr Tim Nicholas Rühlig, author of China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions: Lessons from China’s R2P, Hong Kong, and WTO Policy, to explore the history, handover, and future of Hong Kong.

HealthDay, June 28, 2022
Your Path to Riches Could Shape Your Attitude to the Poor
New research found that those who started out poor were less likely to be sympathetic to those who remained poor. “In the United States, we find that people expect those who became rich to be more sympathetic toward the poor and social welfare than those who were born rich,” said study author Hyunjin Koo of the University of California, Irvine. “However, the ‘Became Rich’ perceive improving one’s socioeconomic conditions as less difficult relative to the ‘Born Rich,’ which predicts less sympathetic attitudes toward the poor and redistribution.”

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