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The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2021
Top Public and Private Colleges in the West
The University of California system has the four highest-ranked public schools in the West in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. In all, it has six of the top 10 public schools in the region. … The University of California system’s schools in Santa Barbara and Irvine are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, among public schools in the region. … Top Public Colleges in the West … 7. University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

CalMatters, March 4, 2021 (Guest commentary)
Commentary: COVID-19 reveals need to increase diversity among California physicians
One of the most successful initiatives we tracked is the UC Programs in Medical Education (UC PRIME), which combines targeted recruitment with additional training to help graduates meet the needs of underserved populations. In the four years after the program was launched at UC Irvine in 2004, the number of Latinx students at UC medical schools jumped by 21%, while the number of Black students climbed 25%.

UPI, March 4, 2021
One-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 need ICU care, study finds
Nearly one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States require treatment in the intensive care unit and 14% die from the disease …. “Our study demonstrates that COVID-19 has a huge impact on patients’ health,” study co-author Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen told UPI. “It is a deadly disease that afflicts everyone but particularly older individuals [and] it is a debilitating disease as many [patients] require a lengthy hospitalization and a lengthy recovery,” said Nguyen, chief of the division of gastrointestinal surgery, [school of medicine], at the University of California Irvine.

CNN, March 4, 2021
The history of attacks against Asian Americans is complicated. Addressing it will be, too
“From the moment that the first Chinese arrived in the 1850s until today, Asian Americans have been considered not White but also considered not Black,” says Claire Jean Kim, a professor of political science and Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. In many ways, that status has worked to their advantage, Kim said. Asian Americans haven’t experienced the same degree of historical injustices that Black Americans have, meaning they also haven’t faced the same structural barriers and inequities.

Orange County Register, March 3, 2021
UC Irvine, city settle lawsuit over new medical complex
Making good on earlier comments about their ability to work together, the city of Irvine and its resident university have settled a legal fight over UC Irvine’s plans to build a hospital and medical center on the edge of the campus … Under a settlement announced Wednesday, March 3, UC Irvine agrees to chip in $4 million toward road, bike lane and sidewalk improvements along Jamboree Road  …. and $2.5 million to help improve traffic around the campus, …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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