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Time, June 4, 2019
How the Tiananmen Square Massacre Changed China Forever
“In general, the CCP has taken a diagnostic approach to the problem of staying on top,” says Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a history professor at UC Irvine and co-author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. “Beijing has charged scholars and think tanks with studying carefully the various ways that authoritarian systems have democratized, and also how the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia broke apart, and tried to use that information to the CCP’s advantage.”

Coast Magazine/Orange County Register, June 3, 2019
Coast Magazine Readers’ Choice Women in Health Care: Susanne Phillips is an Irvine nurse practitioner who embodies the definition of a health care professional
When Susanne Phillips was in college studying to be a registered nurse, she wanted to get a job related to health care. … Working with the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, she helped pass 21 bills in the Legislature to advance her profession. She’s a clinical professor and associate dean at UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, an author, and she continues to care for patients as a nurse practitioner in family medicine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Knowable Magazine, May 14, 2019
Always look on the bright side of life
Sarah Pressman, a health psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, has spent her career investigating the link between positive emotions and physical health. In the 2019 Annual Review of Psychology, she and her colleagues explore why a positive outlook generates physical health benefitsKnowable asked her about some of the high points, and how doctors and their patients can make use of the knowledge.

Psychology Today, June 4, 2019
From Filmmaking to the Philosophy of Science
Cailin O’Connor … Associate Professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science … UC Irvine said, “I don’t think there should be a strict divide between philosophy and science. … On this picture, there are all sorts of ways that philosophy can benefit the sciences, and science can benefit philosophy.”

KCRW, June 3, 2019 (Audio)
A bustling cantina and $200 lightsabers among highlights at Star Wars theme park
The long awaited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park area opened at Disneyland over the weekend. And although there’s only one actual ride, superfans are psyched. Guests: … Roland Betancourt – Associate professor, UC Irvine. [Starts at 7:15]

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