UCI News

NPR, Oct. 20, 2020 (Audio)
A big Alzheimer’s drug study is proceeding cautiously, despite the pandemic
Joshua Grill, who directs the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at the University of California, Irvine … got a close-up view of the challenge in July, when COVID-19 cases were spiking nationwide just as he was trying to launch the AHEAD study, a global effort that will test whether an investigational drug can slow down the earliest brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. … So, like most research centers, UC Irvine has implemented a long list of safety measures.

NBC4 Washington, Oct. 19, 2020 (Video)
Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to know on Oct. 19
While some are opening up to the idea of traveling for the holidays, public health experts like Andrew Noymer, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, still urge caution and suggest staying home. “When people move all around the country, they bring their microbes with them,” Noymer said in an interview with LX News. “So, I’m worried about people traveling from higher prevalence regions to lower prevalence regions and bringing the virus with them.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 19, 2020
The pandemic and racial turmoil are changing curricula. Here’s how.
In addition to a Black-thriving initiative and a course sequence exploring anti-Black racism, the University of California, Irvine is putting $300,000 into 18 studies under the heading “Advancing Equity in the Age of Covid.” Participating are researchers in biology, education, computer science, nursing, social ecology, and public health, and directors of student-resource centers.

Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 20, 2020
What happens before college matters
“Education itself has been a very, very violent place for Black students,” said Damien Sojoyner, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Black students are held back through various “enclosures,” which Sojoyner describes as ways to corral Black freedom, especially if those freedoms run counter to state desires.

FRONTLINE, Oct. 20, 2020
Here’s why concerns about absentee ballot fraud are overhyped
“It illustrates that almost all of the voting fraud allegations tend to be small scale, individual acts that are not calculated to change election outcomes,” said Rick Hasen, an election law author and professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine.

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