UCI News

KCBS, March 17, 2022 (Video)
UCI Professor Starts Fundraiser For Ukrainian Scholars Fleeing Violence
It’s been 20 years since professor Iryna Zenyuk, [engineering associate professor], left Ukraine, but even as time passes all she remembers is the peaceful childhood she had. … Recently, Zenyuk launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign to make UCI the host for at least four Ukrainian scholars and their families. … “For now this is an opportunity for them to come here to continue their research and continue their scientific activities until the war ends,” she said.

Discover, March 17, 2022
Nuclear Anxiety is Nothing New. Here’s How to Handle It
Roxane Cohen Silver, a [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine who researches media coverage and trauma, stresses that it’s important to monitor your own media consumption of crises like the conflict in Ukraine and avoid exposing yourself to graphic images or videos that may ramp up feelings of fear and anxiety. “I have not seen any images of the war,” she says. “I have not clicked on any videos. When I read the content on my computer, my eyes gaze away from those pictures. I’m a very conscious consumer. And yet I still think I can stay informed.”

Bloomberg Equality, March 18, 2022
Why It Took 233 Years to Get the First Black Female Supreme Court Nominee
“I think it says a lot when women have broken through, when there have been legislative, judicial, social and other barriers to keep them down,” said Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a Chancellor’s Professor [of law] at the University of California, Irvine. “Now, what does that mean for Black women? It has meant climbing, not hills, but in fact very steep mountains in order to dismantle historic patterns of discrimination, segregation and exclusion.”

The Orange County Register, March 18, 2022
CalOptima plans $100 million ‘modernization’ to speed approval of treatments, claims
Margarethe Wiersema, dean’s professor of strategic management at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, said while she isn’t familiar with the specifics of CalOptima’s plans, cloud-based systems are the way most industries are moving, so it’s not out of left field. “I don’t think anyone would question the need to have good technology to deliver services, especially in the healthcare system,” she said. “My guess is they still have legacy systems they’ve been patching and patching – that’s why the bill is so large.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

New Frontiers in Functional Medicine, March 17, 2022 (Audio)
The Role of the Downstate for Sleep, Restoration and Longevity with Sara Mednick
And in this episode of New Frontiers, I’m joined by Sara Mednick, world-renowned sleep scientist, professor [of cognitive science] at the University of California, [Irvine] and director of the Sleep and Cognition Lab to discuss her exciting research findings and new lexicon for understanding stress.

Previously “In the News”