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The New York Times, May 3, 2019 (Opinion)
May Fourth, the Day That Changed China
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “In Chinese, mentioning just two or three numbers can be enough to bring to mind a major historical event. … Or say “Wusi,” five-four, and any teenager will understand that you are talking about what happened exactly 100 years ago this Saturday. That day in 1919, a student protest took place in Beijing that set off what came to be known as the May Fourth Movement. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2019
Orange County infant and UC Irvine student are latest measles cases reported in Southern California, officials say
The Long Beach man, a graduate student at UC Irvine, had been vaccinated …. On Saturday, in an open letter, UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman identified four buildings the student visited: the Humanities Instructional Building 100, Krieger Hall, Humanities Hall 112 and the health center. “Those who were in the affected areas described above are encouraged to determine their measles immunity through their health records or medical provider,” Gillman said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Earther, May 3, 2019
The Last Of The Arctic’s Old Sea Ice Is On The Verge Of Vanishing
“The majority of the 3+ year-old sea ice is located north of Greenland,” Zack Labe, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine who studies the Arctic, told Earther in an email. “Recent IceBridge and CryoSat-2 satellite observations indicate this area is highly deformed sea ice and quite thick. It is very unlikely this ice will melt during the summer.”

The Detroit News, May 5, 2019
Los Angeles sets dramatic new goals for electric cars
Some researchers agree with SoCalGas that substituting cleaner fuels for gas would be easier and cheaper than swapping out gas for electricity. They include Jack Brouwer, a UC Irvine engineering professor, who has led a project to inject small amounts of hydrogen into the university’s gas pipelines. “Our policy goals cannot be met without hydrogen, is my view,” Brouwer said in an interview last month.

Orange County Register, May 6, 2019
New political action committee hopes to energize Asian American progressives
Traditionally, various ethnic groups have voted for people whose names sound like theirs. But that may be changing, said UC Irvine Professor Linda Trinh Vo, who specializes in Asian American studies. “You may have multiple Vietnamese candidates running for the same spot and it’s made the community rethink how they’re going to vote and question their policies more. Or you may have candidates who are not Asian but have worked with the community,” Vo said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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