UCI News

KCBS, June 3, 2022 (Video)
OC trauma surgeons and medical professionals wear orange to protest against gun violence
Trauma surgeons, nurses and other medical workers at UCI Health put on orange T-shirts and caps as part of “National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “Nobody’s immune from gun violence,” said Dr. Theresa Chin. “We wear orange because that’s what hunters wear when they’re in the woods to protect themselves and others. Today we want to remember those who have been hurt or killed by gun violence.”  Healthcare workers called attention to the fact that firearms have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 0 and 19. The medical staff at UCI Health, an Orange County level 1 trauma center, treated 145 gunshot victims in 2021.

The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2022
Latest U.S. Covid-19 Surge Moves West as Pressure Eases in Northeast
“The highly transmissible Omicron variants are permeating into all parts of the community,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, [MPH, DrPH Director and Founding Dean], who directs the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The New York Times, June 6, 2022
Supreme Court May Hear ‘800-Pound Gorilla’ of Election Law Cases
The consequences of the decision could be enormous, said Richard L. Hasen, a law [Chancellor’s] Professor at the University of California, Irvine …. “The independent state legislature theory has been an 800-pound gorilla brooding in the background of election law cases working their way up from state courts,” he said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Bloomberg City Lab, June 3, 2022
LA Crime Targeting Rich Shifts Mayor Race to Billionaire Caruso
“It’s a very different kind of beast,” said Charis E. Kubrin, criminology professor at the University of California, Irvine, of the high-profile cases. “These are organized retail theft rings, which the police are still trying to figure out. Who is being targeted is quite different, and the amount of goods being taken is extraordinary.” … “Robberies happen all the time in neighborhoods all across this country, involving people who aren’t wealthy for much lower sums of money,” she said. “There’s not really an outcry until it affects people in Beverly Hills.”

Irvine Standard, June 3, 2022
The Extraordinary Value of Irvine’s Public Schools
Corporate leaders often cite Irvine’s educational chops as reasons to call the city home. “UC Irvine graduates and a deep talent pool are key components of the gravitational pull to Irvine,” says Yednesh Parnaik, a vice president at Enevate Corp., which makes advanced batteries for electric vehicles and is one of more than a half-dozen local EV startups, providing thousands of jobs. A spokesperson for tech giant Microsoft, which has an office in Irvine, says having UC Irvine in its backyard “brings fresh perspectives for how to build on our most innovative products.”

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