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Orange County Register, June 3, 2019
Santa Ana health clinic provides alternative treatments and preventive care to the uninsured
About 20% of the Santa Ana clinic’s patients lack health insurance, and a majority of others are on Medi-Cal, said Dr. David Kilgore, a clinical faculty member at UCI Health who oversees the clinic’s programs. He said the clinic and its programs are largely funded by grants from the Newport Beach-based Samueli Foundation, a philanthropic organization run by Henry and Susan Samueli. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Science, June 4, 2019
Controversial U.S. bill would lift Supreme Court ban on patenting human genes
Even if the draft language gets enacted, the current law’s requirement of novelty—and other requirements untouched by the proposed changes—would ensure that “people won’t be able to go totally crazy” in trying to patent discoveries based on nature, predicts Dan Burk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. … Burk … [said] “I am pretty confident,” he says, “that if we have a conversation in 6 months to a year, the patent statute will look different than it does today.”

Backchat, June 4, 2019 (Podcast Audio)
June Fourth in its 30th Anniversary
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of History and Chair [said] “The goal of education, often using history, should be to make people more informed, better, critical citizens, not to inculcate a view of the past that views one side as unblemished and even views the government that’s in power as unblemished and I think this is an important thing to bring in as well as other parts of the communist party rule that are troubling and things about the past and things about the present as well.” [Starts 22:00]

UPI, June 4, 2019
Patagonia’s ice sheets are more massive than scientists thought
“We did not think the ice fields on the Patagonian plateau could be quite that substantial,” Eric Rignot, professor of earth sciences at the University of California, Irvine, said in a news release. “As a result of this multinational research project, we found that — added together — the northern and southern portions of Patagonia clearly hold more ice than anticipated, roughly 40 times the ice volume of the European Alps.”

CityLab, June 4, 2019
HOAs Are Popular Where Prejudice Is Strong and Government Is Weak
“There are these positives and negatives associated with HOAs,” said [Matthew] Freedman, an economics professor at the University of California Irvine. “You can see there could be some real value with having HOAs … On the flip side, we don’t think people are fully informed about the restrictions they face living in HOAs, and they might also propagate segregation and inequality in a way that we as a society don’t view as positive.”

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