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KABC, June 3, 2021
Biden weighs direct action against Russian targets following cyberattacks
Cybersecurity experts agree that Biden will have to move past stern warnings and sanctions to use U.S. cyber capabilities to either directly disrupt foreign cybercriminal networks or hit a Russian target. “The president needs to say, if something happens like this again from within the territory of Russia, we will take appropriate response action directly inside Russia,” said Bryan Cunningham, executive director of the University of California, Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute.

The Washington Post, June 4, 2021
What makes one mom different from another
During periods of economic anxiety or recession, pregnant women are more likely to miscarry or go into labor prematurely. Amid the subprime loan crisis, foreclosed-upon moms bore lower-weight babies. And public health researcher Timothy Bruckner [an associate professor of Public Health at] the University of California at Irvine calculated that a 1 percent drop in employment in a given California city predicts an 8 percent increase in “infant mortality due to unintentional injury” that same month. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Spectrum News 1, June 3, 2021
Low COVID-19 numbers guarantee OC stays in yellow tier
Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine professor of population health and disease prevention, has predicted that COVID-19 will be mild this summer but may pick up again in the fall. He has said that people should be given a break from mask wearing during the good months because they might have to mask up again in the fall. Others have argued that if people ditch masks now, they won’t put on a face covering again later when it is necessary.

U.S. News & World Report
2022 Best Medical Schools: Research
#48 University of California—Irvine: The School of Medicine at University of California–Irvine has an application deadline of Nov. 1. The application fee at University of California–Irvine is $120. Its tuition is full-time: $35,220 (in-state) and full-time: $47,465 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at University of California–Irvine is 2:1. The School of Medicine has 822 full-time faculty on staff.

NPR, June 4, 2021
Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Vigil Is Banned As Authorities Arrest Organizers
A resurgence of the coronavirus in Taiwan has stymied organizing efforts there, so for the first time since the 1989 massacre, there will be no public gathering in the Chinese-speaking world to remember the crackdown. “It’s a very dark day for trying to keep the memory alive,” said Jeff Wasserstrom, [a Chancellor’s Professor of History] at the University of California, Irvine.

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