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60 Minutes, Nov. 19, 2020 (Video)
Watch Sunday: Lesley Stahl follows up with nonagenarians from landmark study on aging
[Lesley] Stahl went back to Laguna Woods to find four of the remarkable seniors still alive and participating in the National Institutes of Health-funded study, called “The 90+ Study.”  Her story will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.  … Now the primary area of focus is how more of us can make it to such advanced ages with memory and thinking intact — of critical importance given that the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Claudia Kawas of the University California Irvine, tells Stahl, “Half of all children born today in the United States and Europe are going to reach their 103rd or 104th birthday.”

Daily Pilot, Nov. 19, 2020
UCI Humanities Center and Newport Beach Public Library Foundation preserve ‘Stories from the Sea’
The UC Irvine Humanities Center and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation are setting sail to find “Stories from the Sea” — an oral history project that looks to document personal memories and encounters with the sea for current and former residents of the Newport Beach bay and coastline. “We do a lot of partnerships with UCI. We have the ‘Medicine in Our Backyard’ program and lots of connections with faculty,” said Meg Linton, the chief executive officer for the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. “When [Judy Wu, the director of the UCI Humanities Center] came in, we started talking.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

BBC Radio, Nov. 19, 2020 (Audio)
Democracy, Hong Kong and USA
Hong Kong has seen elections postponed, pro-democracy protesters arrested and a sweeping new national security law imposed by Beijing this year outlawing sedition and subversion. Rana Mitter asks whether Hong Kong can retain its unique identity and how the city’s culture can help us make sense of these turbulent times. … Guests: … Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Professor of Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine and the author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, based on meetings with many of the Hong Kong protestors.

KNX News Radio, Nov. 20, 2020 (Podcast)
KNX In Depth: LA County public health officials say they can’t understand current COVID surge
Andrew Noymer, UCI associate professor of public health said, “Ultimately, my hope would be that people want to do their part and make small sacrifices, for the greater good in terms of wearing a mask and observing other guidelines, so that we can all get out of this sooner. … If everyone wears a mask, it helps everyone else, not just ourselves. Because the spread of this germ from one person to another is causing all these problems.”

The New York Times, Nov. 19, 2020
Don’t Get Between a Caterpillar and Its Milkweed
“We think about monarchs as being these beautiful, dazzling creatures that fly around and pollinate flowers and lay eggs,” said Adriana Briscoe, a butterfly researcher at the University of California, Irvine, who wasn’t involved in the study. “We don’t usually think of them as having this sort of darker underbelly.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

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