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60 Minutes (CBS News), Nov. 22, 2020 (Video)
New insights from study of people age 90 and above
We’re a nation living longer and longer. Over the next 30 years, the number of Americans age 90 and above is expected to triple, and an NIH-funded research study called 90+ at the University of California, Irvine is trying to learn all it can right now from a group of men and women who’ve already managed to get there.

Vogue, Nov. 21, 2020
A New Device Aims to Make Breast Cancer Screenings Part of Your Regular Self-Care Ritual
“The Blue Box sends the info to the phone and then to the cloud and then our server uses an artificial intelligence algorithm [to assess the results],” Benet, who graduated from UC Irvine this summer with a Master’s in Embedded Cyber-physical Systems, explains. “So even though what you see is the box, the key value is the software behind it.” Once a diagnosis is reached, results are sent back to your phone.

NBC Chicago, Nov. 21, 2020 (Video)
Forget Sad Thanksgiving: Early Christmas Fever Takes Over
The holidays are typically the busiest time of year for travel, but amid the threat of COVID-19, health experts are hoping more people stay closer to home this year. Andrew Noymer, a public health expert and professor at the University of California, Irvine, joined LX News to discuss the health risks of holiday travel and safety tips for visiting relatives this year.

LAist, Nov. 23, 2020 (Audio)
International Student Enrollment Drop Is A Big Financial Drain On Colleges And Universities
College administrators see strong international student enrollment as good for both campus budgets and the academic environment. “I think there’s enormous benefit to having international students come [to] be educated here,” said Interim UC Irvine Provost Hal Stern. “Many of them stay and become very significant contributors to our economy and to our country.”

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2020
Michigan Lawmakers Tell Trump They See No Reason State’s Election Results Would Change
“It’s bizarro-world,” said Rick Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine. “This is not how election contests are run. You don’t simply go to federal court and ask the court to reverse the outcome of an election.” He said the legal effort stood little chance of success. “Of all the cases that have been filed, I do not see even one that has the potential to change the outcome in even one state,” Mr. Hasen said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

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