UCI News

KABC, June 3, 2022 (Video)
National Gun Violence Awareness Day: UCI Health staffers wear orange in call to end gun violence
Health care workers at UCI Health commemorated National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday by wearing the color orange. UCI Health is the only certified Level I adult trauma center in Orange County. Last year, trauma surgeon Dr. Theresa Chin said they treated nearly 150 people for injuries involving firearms. She said gun violence is a big problem that impacts everyone. “Nobody’s immune from gun violence,” Chin said. “We’re all affected.”

KCBS Radio, June 6, 2022 (Audio)
The effects that recent mass shootings have on the American psyche
This weekend there were eleven mass shootings in the U.S., thirteen if you include Friday. As gun violence continues to take an immeasurable toll on cities and communities across America with the physical toll comes a psychological one too. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Melissa Culross and Jason Brooks spoke with Alison Holman, professor of nursing at UC Irvine and co-author of a study on the effects of reading and watching coverage of tragic events.

TIME, June 7, 2022
A New Congressional Bill Aims To Spur Crypto’s Growth
Tax filing for crypto users can be extremely onerous, and [Kristen] Gillibrand and [Cynthia] Lummis’s bill attempts to help ease those difficulties. It stipulates that buying goods or services under $200 with crypto no longer necessitates filing a report to the IRS, which would make it easier to buy a coffee with Bitcoin, for instance. The bill also walks back a provision in last year’s infrastructure bill that hit crypto miners with heavier taxation. While these moves were hailed by crypto users, Omri Marian, a professor of tax law at University of California, Irvine School of Law, wrote on Twitter that the bill “gives crypto a tax preference that no other asset has.”

Forbes, June 6, 2022 (Contributor)
Why It’s So Hard To Talk About Decarbonizing Food, And Especially Meat
Michael Mendez, [assistant] professor of urban planning and public policy at the School of Social Ecology, University of California Irvine, said there is a lot of room to decarbonize agriculture by improving its efficiency, but the cultural sensitivity arises around meat: “In terms of meat, I don’t know—that’s not my specialty area—but I have anecdotally spoken to other people that the push may be culturally incompetent, to not understand some cultures,” he said. “Fishing, hunting is part of their culture, and to push it in such a hard matter is culturally insensitive to some communities.”

Irvine Standard, June 3, 2022
Celebrating Education
Top Of The Class: UC Irvine
Michelle Thomas
B.S., Psychology

Lindsey Wilson
M.D., School Of Medicine

Pratyush Muthukumar
B.S., Computer Science

Maddy Halseth
B.S., Biological Sciences

Jennifer Thulien Nguyen
B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences; B.A., Sociology

Faraz Fardi
B.S., Public Health

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