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NBC News, May 13, 2019
How 1800s racism birthed Chinatown, Japantown and other ethnic enclaves
Yong Chen, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, said that about 200 Chinatowns were burned down or otherwise destroyed by the 1880s. … The Chinese Exclusion Act also had another, unexpected impact on Chinatowns, said Chen, the Irvine professor. The law helped transform the neighborhoods into tourist destinations.

The Hollywood Reporter, May 5, 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How Athlete-Artist Ernie Barnes Captured Black Culture’s “Joy and Communal Dignity”
Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor of art history and African American studies, has curated an exhibition which is the focus of this piece written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that states, “Art has a special place among people who have historically been silenced and their culture marginalized. Such sustained suppression stifles not just the outspoken voice, but can cause the oppressed to doubt they actually have anything worthwhile to say.”

Poets & Quants, May 12, 2019
2019 MBAs To Watch: Kat Hunt, U.C.-Irvine (Merage)
I realized UCI was exactly what I wanted from the practical standpoint – a small program with passionate professors and globally represented student body. It also represented something really important in my family: it gave both of my parents the tools, confidence, and exposure that allowed them to transform their careers into what they hoped for. I wanted to come to UCI to also gain an educational experience that would forever transform my career.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, May 13, 2019
Researchers Find Nonwhite Children Are More Likely to Be Mistreated at the Dentist
“We found that cost constraints, access to providers and lack of knowledge were not the primary barriers to initiating and continuing dental care,” said Stephanie Reich, an associate professor of education at UCI and lead author of the study. “The data suggest that negative experiences likely reduce the probability of returning or taking other children to the dentist.”

Yahoo!, May 11, 2019
The Right Way to Wear Sunscreen
“When a patient tells me they’ve had the same bottle all summer, I know they’re not using enough or reapplying as they should,” says Joel L. Cohen, M.D., director of AboutSkin Dermatology in Denver and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Colorado and the University of California, Irvine.

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