UCI News

Reuters, May 30, 2019
Water polo players sustain frequent head impacts
The data is scant when it comes to water polo, said senior study author James Hicks from the University of California, Irvine. In an earlier study, Hicks and colleagues surveyed water polo players and found that roughly one in three said they had gotten a concussion during a game. … “The issue with the sport in terms of the incident rate of concussion is that record-keeping is not as diligent as it is in American football or other sports, particularly at the collegiate level,” Hicks said.

Vice, May 30, 2019
Black Children at White Schools Are More Likely to Be Told They Have a Learning Disability
George Farkas, a professor of education and sociology at The University of California Irvine and co-author of many studies that has replicated this finding, said that the overwhelming belief in overrepresentation might have actually “denied needed services to Black and latinx students.” Since then, there’s been a kind of academic tussle: Are racial minority children over or underrepresented?

Vox, May 30, 2019
The incredibly frustrating reason there’s no Lyme disease vaccine
Why? It’s too plagued by a bad history. A manufacturer would “have to do a huge amount of marketing to make the vaccine seem acceptable,” says Alan Barbour, a UC Irvine scientist who helped discover the cause of Lyme disease and is a co-inventor on the LYMErix patent.

Daily Pilot, May 30, 2019
Around Town: George Benson and Morris Day headline Newport Beach Jazz Festival
UC Irvine’s Applied Innovation program will be renamed after the Beall family following a multimillion-dollar donation that pushes the family’s philanthropic contributions to the campus over $30 million. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange Coast Magazine, May 29, 2019
Ladylike: UC Irvine Alum Teal Wicks Stars in ‘The Cher Show’ on Broadway
[Teal] Wicks credits UC Irvine with giving her the assurance that she could move to New York and be on Broadway. “To pursue acting, especially to come to New York, you have to be very confident in who you are, what you do, what your strengths are, also what your weaknesses are. You need to believe that you are unique and special, and people will be excited to work with you and hire you. UCI gave me the environment to really cultivate that, to make a lot of mistakes, find a lot of triumphs, and discover new things about myself.”

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