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Orange County Business Journal, June 7, 2021
Chao Family Tops $50M In Giving to UCI
The University of California, Irvine has received a $20 million gift from the Chao family for its forthcoming UCI Medical Center Irvine-Newport along Jamboree Road. … The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care marks the largest single gift to UCI Health from the family, and brings their total contributions to the university to over $50 million since 1995. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, June 7, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy
Wang Feng, UCI professor of sociology and Yong Cai write, “Family planning has been an essential state policy for decades, a pillar of the Chinese Communist Party’s monumental social engineering project. By loosening caps on births today, the party may be acknowledging that China is facing a demographic crisis. But it still can’t allow the very notion of population control to be called into question ….  [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Orange County Register, June 6, 2021
UC Irvine stuns Stanford with 6-run 8th inning to stay alive in NCAA regional
The Anteaters went into the bottom of the eighth inning of their game against host Stanford trailing by two runs and six outs from elimination on Sunday night. But with some good fortune and some timely hits, they produced the comeback of the season, scoring six runs to stun the Cardinals for an 8-4 win. The result forces a winner-take-all regional title game on Monday night (7 p.m.) …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

WABE, June 4, 2021 (Audio)
Coping With The Trauma Of The Pandemic
[Professor] Roxane Silver, a psychologist at UC  Irvine, says living though the many traumatic events of the last 18 months could better prepare some for the stresses of the future.

Yahoo News (U.S. News & World Report), June 4, 2021
Top Undergrad Majors at the Best Medical Schools
University of California–Irvine School of Medicine graduate Daniel Azzam — author of the book “Diary of a Med Student” — says premeds should not choose a major simply because they believe that major will be perceived positively by medical school admissions committees. “Students need to know that all majors are welcome,” he wrote in an email. “No one major will be judged higher than another. It matters way more how a student uses their major to take on experiences that make them stand out rather than what the actual major is.”

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