The Orange County Register, Nov. 16, 2021
UCI starts construction on new hospital, specialty care centers in $1.3 billion project
UC Irvine is breaking ground on a $1.3 billion medical complex on the northern edge of campus that will add a second full-service hospital to its Orange County health care offerings. … The first portion expected to be completed, in 2023, is the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care, a 168,000-square-foot facility that will house specialties for adults and children’s health, including a Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. A 225,000-square-foot Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building will provide a variety of outpatient services. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]
The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 17, 2021
Top Colleges in the West for Diversity
The WSJ/THE ranking is based on 15 factors across four main categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including measures of graduate salaries and debt burdens, 30% from the school’s academic resources, including how much it spends on teaching, 20% from how well it engages its students and 10% from its environment, a measure of student and faculty diversity. … University of California, Irvine … tied at No. 3 nationally for diversity. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]
The New York Times, Nov. 17, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: Democrats Shouldn’t Panic. They Should Go Into Shock.
I asked a range of political scientists for their projections on how the 2022 elections for control of the House are likely to turn out. … Martin Wattenberg, [professor of political science], of the University of California, Irvine wrote that “it would take a major event like 9/11 to keep the Democrats from losing the House. … The left-wing movement of the Democrats is probably going to hurt with the 2022 electorate that will likely be skewed toward older, more conservative voters.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]
Scientific American, Nov. 12, 2021
Half of the World’s Coastal Sewage Pollution Flows from Few Dozen Places
But the impacts of human sewage receive far less attention, says Joleah Lamb, [assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology and] a marine scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study. Part of the reason may be that, unlike trash or oil spills, sewage can be invisible in the water. “I’ve been taken to beaches that look beautiful and clean,” Lamb says. “But then we start testing the water, and there are significant levels of human pathogens in the water.”
Houston Public Media, Nov. 12, 2021 (Audio)
Scientists answer our ‘Frequently Asked Questions About The Universe’
From the profound to the outrageous, it’s totally normal to wonder and to search for answers to the meaning of life and the universe. Two scientists, podcasters, and co-creators of the Emmy-Nominated animated series Elinor Wonders Why, have written a book called Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, professor of physics and astronomy at University of California, Irvine join us to share what they know and answer listener questions about the final frontier.
Previously “In the News”