UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, June 8, 2020
A Healthy Market for Heathcare Development
The University of California, Irvine also has a nearly $1 billion plan in the works for Irvine. … The development would construct a hospital, a multispecialty ambulatory care center, central energy plant, and required parking …. it would go up on … largely undeveloped land on the North Campus of UCI, just off Jamboree Road. … UCI already has one big medical project underway on campus: a $185 million health sciences complex for integrative patient care, training and research …. including the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences … and Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, June 6, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: Anger Benefits Some Americans Much More Than Others
UCI assistant professor Davin Phoenix writes, “This is simply the latest indicator that America has very different standards for who gets the privilege of expressing anger and defiance, without fear of grave consequence. Angry white agitators can be labeled good people, patriots and revolutionaries, while angry black agitators are labeled identity extremists, thugs and violent opportunists. In my research I refer to this racial contrast in how the public imagines expressions of political anger as the anger gap. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Atlantic, June 7, 2020
The Enormous Scale of This Movement
Such an expansive range of local and national demands “is consistent with the way every protest movement in history has worked … We have a system that’s set up to disappoint and keep you in the game at the same time,” David Meyer, a sociology professor at UC Irvine who studies social movements and public policy, told me. “Moments of passion pass and then you have to have people who are still at the table pushing.”

National Science Foundation – Rapid Response COVID-19  June 4, 2020 (Audio)
Scientists look at perceptions & behaviors
I’m Laurie Howell and this is Rapid Response COVID-19, a limited series from the U.S. National Science Foundation. We talk with researchers tackling the coronavirus, with support from NSF’s Rapid Response funding. Up next, investigating how Americans all across the country are perceiving and reacting to the pandemic. Research that could contribute to future services and policy. Here’s my interview with social psychologist Roxane Cohen Silver of the University of California, Irvine.”

Becker’s Hospital Review, June 8, 2020
The game-changers: 10 execs outline the defining tech of the next 10 years
Tom Andriola. Vice chancellor for information, technology and data at UCI and Chief Data Officer at UCI Health: “My response would be augmented reality, virtual reality and interactive reality. … I think with the coming of 5G plus pervasive edge computing capabilities, we will see an explosion of possible applications for virtual, augmented and interactive reality to enter our lives. Healthcare will be one area where I think a tremendous amount of the complexity of the human body and medical condition can be brought into more understandable and digestible formats using this family of technology.”

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