UCI News

The Washington Post, June 8, 2022
The Jan 6. committee should be looking ahead to election threats in 2024
Richard Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “With the fall elections looming, and given inflation, arguments over gun violence, the resurgence of the coronavirus and the war in Ukraine, it would be quite easy for election legislation to fall off the agenda. That would put American democracy in serious danger, even if most Americans don’t realize it. The window is closing on the chance to protect the 2024 presidential election from interference. But if the Jan. 6 committee conducts its hearings effectively, it will improve the odds that our democracy can be safeguarded in time.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Reader’s Digest, June 8, 2022
How to Save Water: 11 Tips for Reducing Water Consumption
Water conservation is the process of reducing water use from any source “and thus saving water for other purposes and for the future use of others,” says David Feldman, PhD, a professor of urban planning and public policy and political science at the University of California, Irvine who specializes in water resources management and policy. According to Feldman, we can conserve water by consciously using it as efficiently as possible—meaning using only as much of it as is genuinely needed for the purpose at hand, whether it’s brushing your teeth, cooking, cleaning, or gardening.

The Orange County Register, June 8, 2022
Oil spill: Congressmembers sound alarm over ‘expedited plans’ to restart pipeline that ruptured off Orange County
Eric Swanson, an economics professor at UC Irvine, agreed, saying that since the crude oil market is very much an international market, “increasing the supply of crude oil a little bit in Southern California won’t noticeably affect gas prices in Southern California.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Orange County Business Journal, June 7, 2022
Local Developers Go Against the Grain
Orange County has become a hot spot for healthcare development, with a handful of major medical projects either planned or underway in the region, specifically Irvine. The largest under construction is a $1.3 billion medical complex on a 25-acre site on the north end of the University of California, Irvine campus. The university and UCI Health are well underway on the three-building complex, which will include a 144-bed, 350,000-square-foot acute care hospital with an emergency room, an outpatient Center for Advanced Care with primary and specialty health services, a Center for Children’s Health, and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2022
School’s out. Will that help California get ahead of COVID-19?
“Will we have a wave this summer? Yes, we’re already soaking in it,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], an epidemiologist and infectious-disease demographer at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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