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TIME, Oct. 1, 2019
Protester Reported Shot as Hong Kong Marks China’s National Day With Widespread Unrest
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine and the author of the forthcoming book Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, told TIME that the Hong Kong protests were “a thorn in Xi Jinping’s side.” He said: “If this were to go the way Beijing would like it to, it would be a large military parade and spectacle that people would watch and think, ‘Look how far China has come. Look how far China has come since 1949. But also, look how far it’s gone since the period of Mao or even just a couple decades ago with how high-tech it is now.’” However, the protests, he explained “implicitly question whether China has really changed all that much since 70 years ago when China was under the control of a dictatorial one-party state that the communists claimed needed to be overthrown for a new China to be born.

U.S. News & Report, Sept. 27, 2019
Eye Stroke: Similarities to a Stroke and Risk
Retinal vein occlusion. Dr. Andrew W. Browne, clinical assistant professor of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine, says “RVO is the more common type of eye stroke. It involves a reduced blood flow in a vein where blood flows away from the eye. This causes all other blood vessels closely connected to the vein to become congested or backed up.”

Game Breaking News, Sept. 30, 2019
What it’s like to go to college on an esports scholarship
These days, instead of going to college to play traditional sports, you can play esports—and even get a scholarship to do so. Schools such as Robert Morris University, University of California Irvine, and UC Berkeley provide gamers the chance to pursue their passion beyond their high school bedrooms and potentially translate it into a career after graduation. But collegiate esports don’t yet have the massive support that traditional sports do.

The National Academies of Science, Sept. 23, 2019
Human Rights in Age of Social Media, Big Data, and AI
“Human rights — its vocabulary, its framework, its vision — provides a basis for restraining the worst intrusions and violations of the digital world, and promoting its best,” said keynote speaker David Kay, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine.  “Not in some kind of vague … sense of what human rights might be, but in the specifics of human rights law.”

Campus Technology, Sept. 30, 2019
UCI Launches 2-Year Study on Value of College Education
The University of California, Irvine has begun tracking, surveying and analyzing of a group of undergraduate students to better understand their experiences inside and outside the college. Along the way, the researchers involved in the two-year project will be creating tools that other institutions may use to assess the student experiences at their own campuses.

 

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