UCI News

MSNBC, May 4, 2022
As Roe faces its biggest threat, we revisit our episode on Texas abortion access for Black Americans
This is UC Irvine law [Chancellor’s] Professor Michele Goodwin appearing on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday night. … “We should remember that a person is 14 times more likely to die by carrying a pregnancy to term than by terminating it. And given that this has been part of Supreme Court jurisprudence and record just a few years ago in Whole Woman’s Health, then this is a deadly decision. It’s not just the sort of breach that we’ve seen in half a century.”

Irvine Standard, May 4, 2022
Nearly $4 billion committed to the future of health care in Irvine
Here’s a look at these significant investments in Irvine’s future. UCI Medical Center … UCI Health, which serves millions each year at its Orange hospital and health facilities throughout the county, has broken ground on a new $1.4 billion medical complex on Jamboree Road. It will include a 144-bed hospital, a $221 million advanced-care outpatient center and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. … UCI Health Sciences … UCI has begun construction on the Samueli College of Health Sciences complex, a landmark “health-sciences district” on 9 acres at California and Bison avenues. The project will unite UCI’s schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and population-health along with a new integrative health institute and medical research facility.

WVXU, May 5, 2022 (Podcast)
AAPI Heritage Month is a time for solidarity amid anti-Asian attacks
Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 339 percent nationwide last year, according to a study …. Today on Cincinnati Edition we explore how communities are coming together to grapple with the violence, we’ll take a look at the history of anti-Asian discrimination in the U.S. and discuss how elected leaders can combat stereotypes and racism. Joining the program are … University of California, Irvine Professor of Asian American Studies Judy Wu Ph.D. ….

Spectrum News 1, April 29, 2022 (Podcast)
30 years later: Héctor Tobar and Gil Garcetti reflect on the 1992 riots
In this week’s episode, we hear about the days of unrest that followed which resulted in more than 50 deaths and approximately a billion dollars’ worth of damage. First, journalist Héctor Tobar, [UCI associate professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies], talks about covering the story for the LA Times. Former LA County district attorney Gil Garcetti — who is also Mayor Eric Garcetti’s father — then shares how the experience influenced his career as the region’s top prosecutor.

Hakai Magazine, May 4, 2022
The Surprising Scale of the Seagrass Sanitation Service
Several years ago, a spate of illnesses hit the members of Joleah Lamb’s dive team. Lamb, [assistant professor, ecology & evolutionary biology], a marine ecologist at the University of California, Irvine, was investigating coral disease in Indonesia with her colleagues when they were afflicted by dysentery, a type of gastroenteritis. … Lamb and her colleagues’ experience led to a scientific discovery: the concentrations of Enterococcus pathogens that can cause gastroenteritis are lower in some parts of the ocean than in others.

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