UCI News

The New York Times, May 14, 2018
Trump’s Wall: A Conservative Conceptual Art Installation
Héctor Tobar, associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism at UC Irvine, writes: “President Trump’s new wall would be more insult than injury. For a man who began his campaign degrading Mexican immigrants, it’s another ugly, empty rhetorical flourish; only this one would be made with concrete and rebar.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healthline, May 14, 2018
How Could a Brain Fluid Leak Be Mistaken for Allergies?
Dr. Frank P.K. Hsu, chair of the department of neurological surgery at UC Irvine Health, said that the fluid may also “come and go.” When fluid accumulates in a space inside the head, it can come rushing out when you tip your head forward — “like a bucket being filled up and then dumped.”

Orange County Register, May 14, 2018
Complete game: The UC Irvine years gave Mike Gillespie his finishing touch
One recent evening, Mike Gillespie saw a play differently than the umpire did. That has happened occasionally during his 47 coaching years. But someone apparently lengthened the trot from the third base dugout to the first base bag. “It takes me longer,” Gillespie said. “This time, I told the guy, ‘I’m not going to embarrass myself by hobbling all the way out here without me telling you that you kicked this call.’” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, May 14, 2018
Precision Medicine
“The diversity expected among California’s participants in the All of Us Research Program will be an important part of the scientific journey,” said Hoda Anton-Culver, co-leader of the California Precision Medicine Consortium and principal investigator of the All of Us Research Program at the University of California-Irvine medical school. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Times Literary Supplement, May 15, 2018
From the Little Red Book to the Big White one
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at UC Irvine, writes: “Looking back to the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, when China was controversially selected to be the “guest of honour” nation, I find that the back and forth over dissent and freedom of expression (which fascinated me then) seems less interesting than something I barely noticed at the time: a dog that didn’t bark.  I don’t recall seeing any books by or images of Hu Jintao, then China’s paramount leader, in the Chinese official display area.”

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