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The Orange County Register, Oct. 15, 2022
Integrative health institute expands at UCI
The new home of the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, a 21,432-square-foot space designed to expand its clinical, teaching and research capabilities to deliver whole-person care, is now open at UC Irvine. … Dr. Shaista Malik, executive director of the health institute [said], “Here there is true integration, so that patients know that we are not only addressing their physical state, but their emotional well-being.” … The institute opens as part of the new Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences’ 110,000-square-foot complex on the university campus at California Avenue and Michael Drake Drive. Separately, UCI has a large medical center under construction, with a new hospital, near Birch Street and Jamboree Road. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Spectrum News 1, Oct. 14, 2022
UCI celebrates expansion of college of health sciences
School dignitaries, donors and professors gathered Thursday to slice open the future on a new facility at University of California, Irvine with an afternoon ribbon cutting. The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute paves the way for a slate of new programs and patient services. The institute is within the new Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, 110,000-square-foot complex on campus. The new building was made possible by Susan and Henry Samueli, …. In 2017, they gave $200 million, the seventh largest donation to a public university at the time, to build out the college of health sciences.

NBC News, Oct. 16, 2022
China is holding the most important meeting in its political calendar. Here’s what you need to know.
The country’s leader since 2012, Xi holds several titles, the most powerful being Communist Party general secretary. He is also China’s president and the head of its army. … Since taking the top job he has focused on consolidating the party’s control, cracking down on corruption and overseeing the establishment of a surveillance state with heavy online censorship. “There hasn’t been a year when the party’s hand seemed lighter than it had the previous year,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, [Chancellor’s Professor], a historian of modern China at the University of California, Irvine.

Chicago Sun Times, Oct. 16, 2022
Protests in Iran are a reminder: Stop policing what women want – or don’t want – to wear
“Denying women the right to wear a hijab is just as patriarchal and authoritarian as making them wear one,” noted Catherine Z. Sameh, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Irvine… Having that choice [to wear a hijab] is ultimately at the heart of the current movement in Iran, where most but not everyone is Muslim. “These are protests against compulsory hijab” — not hijab, Sameh stressed. Roxanne Varzi, Sameh’s colleague and a fellow Iranian American, concurred, pointing out that Iranian women who want to wear hijab are among those in the crowd calling out for the rights of their friends and relatives who don’t want to cover their hair. “They’re out there because of their need and desire to have a choice,” said Varzi, an anthropology professor at UC Irvine.

Fortune, Oct. 14, 2022
How boards can raise their digital game
“I think the message has been received,” says Vijay Gurbaxani, [professor and] director of the UCI Center for Digital Transformation at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. “And in fact, most companies are well on their way.” In the center’s latest survey of North American senior executives on the state of digital transformation, 81% of businesses were executing such a strategy in 2021, a big jump from 55% in 2019.

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