UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 17, 2020
How Risky Are Indoor Sports This Winter?
Parents should consider multiple factors, including the facility’s size and ventilation (big and well ventilated is best), the amount of physical contact in the sport and whether players are required — or able — to wear masks, said Dr. Susan Huang, medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. “The mask, the hand hygiene, the distance,” Dr. Huang said. That is “the trio that you really have to think about.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Washington Post, Nov. 18, 2020
More than 3 million people in U.S. estimated to be contagious with the coronavirus
“We’re getting the herd immunity strategy whether we want it or not,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine. “We have a totally out- of-control epidemic and we are taking baby steps.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Columbia Journalism Review, Nov. 18, 2020
Should we ‘publish less’ on the pandemic?
Roxane Cohen Silver, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, found that “increased engagement with media coverage of the outbreak” is a major driver of anxiety among people of all ages. “If people are engaged with a great deal of media, they are more likely to exhibit and report distress, but that distress seems to draw them further into the media,” Silver says. “It’s a cyclical pattern from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.”

ABA Journal: Legal Rebels, Nov. 18, 2020 (Podcast)
Constant communication has been key amid COVID-19, law school dean says
L. Song Richardson, the dean at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, discusses with the ABA Journal’s Lyle Moran how to making remote learning successful during a pandemic.

Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 18, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: ‘Dear Professor’: On Anti-Blackness and Learning
Elizabeth Mendoza, senior researcher in the School of Education, the University of California, Irvine and others write, “Dear Professor: We are a diverse group of non-Black scholars who invite you to join us in a dialogue to interrogate our research and pedagogy in support of Black lives. As you engage in the #ScholarStrike and teach-ins, we want to share our knowledge and offer strategies to strengthen your teaching and help you take concrete actions to disrupt anti-Blackness.”

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