UCI News

Daily Pilot, Nov. 2, 2022 (Column)
Apodaca: A UC Irvine program helps older adults embrace lifelong learning
But let’s not skip over the other major reason we should keep learning as we age: It’s fun. If I’d had any doubts about this belief, my recent visit to UC Irvine’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute would have banished such thoughts. … OLLI’s fall catalog reveals an array of interesting options, ranging from a lecture on the Roman Empire to writing workshops to seminars on health-related topics. The institute also offers field trips to such venues as the Reagan Presidential Library, the Broad Museum of Art and SoFi Stadium.

Semafor, Nov. 2, 2022
You can now use your iPhone with your brain after a major breakthrough
Apple and Google have been waiting for this moment: The human brain could now be a peripheral device, like your AirPods or stylus. “What’s really exciting about this project, of course, is that they’ve done something really innovative and connected it into something that’s standard,” said Gillian Hayes, a professor of informatics at University of California, Irvine. Hayes said companies like Apple are investing in research in this area.

Healthline, Nov. 2, 2022
How Sugar and Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Men vs. Women
Dr. Qin Yang, an endocrinologist, [associate professor], and medical director of the UCI Health Diabetes Center in Irvine, California, said type 2 diabetes can damage both large and small blood vessels. “The large blood vessel damage may cause stroke and heart attack,” he said. In addition, “small blood vessel damage in the eyes, kidneys and around nerves may cause retinopathy [damage to the blood vessels of the retina], protein leakage from the kidney and neuropathy [damage to the nerves].”

CNA, Nov. 1, 2022 (Video)
Itaewon Halloween crush, Gujarat bridge collapse put spotlight on mental health
In the aftermath of a tragedy, family members of victims, witnesses, survivors and first responders all experience post-traumatic stress symptoms in their emotional and mental states, said Dr Alison Holman, professor of psychological science at the University of California Irvine. … “Our research shows very clearly that the more you expose yourself to media coverage of such events, and the more you expose yourself to graphic images of that kind, you’re more likely to have post-traumatic stress symptoms,” said Dr Holman.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28, 2022
California congresswoman faces accusations of ‘McCarthyism’ from AAPI groups over campaign ads
“There is an ethical issue to using these kinds of tactics and negative advertising that crosses into malicious campaigning,” said Long T. Bui, an associate professor of global and international studies at UC Irvine. “The racially charged messages reinforce stereotypes of all Chinese people as spies and permanent foreigners.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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