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The Atlantic, May 11, 2022
The New Jane Crow
Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion access for tens of millions of women and girls across the nation may soon be a matter of the past. For many women of means, who can travel and pay for child care, the loss of Roe will be disruptive. For many poor women—particularly poor women of color—the loss will be deadly. This is the coming of the new Jane Crow.”

The Christian Science Monitor, May 11, 2022
Laughing Bear Bakery has a recipe for a fresh start out of prison
Typically, a criminal record “is a stigma that overwhelms, that trumps, all other aspects of a person’s identity, especially when it comes to job search and employment,” explains Naomi Sugie, an associate professor of criminology, law, and society at the University of California, Irvine. … Being able “to imagine a new self” is a key ingredient to successful reentry, explains Sugie. But it requires spaces like the bakery where returning citizens “are not always having to explain themselves in terms of their past mistakes,” she says.

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), May 10, 2022
OC COVID-19 hospitalizations and infections continue climbing
“There’s another wave starting, I’m quite confident of it,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor [of public health], told City News Service on Friday. … “We’re very close to a significant increase in COVID. … But no one can say what the high-water mark of that wave will be.” Easter gatherings likely didn’t help, but Noymer said there are many causes to surges now. … He “highly recommends” wearing a mask to stores and indoor events as well as outdoor events with large crowds.

KPCC, May 6, 2022 (Audio)
Research Team At Harvard Finds Remote, Hybrid Learning Was A Main Factor In Student Achievement Gaps During Pandemic
Today on AirTalk, Harvard  Center for Education Policy Research Faculty Director Thomas Kane and UC Irvine Education [Assistant] Professor Adriana Villavicencio join Larry Mantle to talk about what the CEPR research team’s findings tell us about how remote and hybrid learning affected student achievement during the pandemic, the educational equity issues that remote and hybrid learning have further highlighted and how teachers and school districts need to adapt to help students close these gaps.

Yahoo Life, May 10, 2022
Why is it hard to sleep in the heat? Experts explain.
“If you look at the projection of temperatures across the next 50 years, what you find is that global temperatures are going to be increasing, and it’s going to influence people’s sleep,” explains Sara Mednick, a cognitive neuroscientist [and professor] at the University of California, Irvine. … Mednick says that keeping the temperature on the cooler side is a cue to your body that it’s time to get to sleep.

Previously “In the News”