UCI News

The Orange County Register, Oct. 21, 2021
Help wanted: More sand for south Orange County’s shrinking beaches
UC Irvine Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Brett Sanders said coastal communities are thinking more about new ways to keep sand on the beaches, an important buffer between waves and infrastructure. … “As a region, we’ve prioritized development over shoreline protection. One of the consequences of how we’ve developed land and drainage systems, we no longer transport sand to the coast the way it once was.” Coastal towns should also be working together to find solutions, Sanders said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

NPR – The Academic Minute, Oct. 22, 2021
Jean Ho, University of California, Irvine – Hypertension Medications Which Help Ward off Memory Loss
On University of California, Irvine Week: Warding off high blood pressure now could pay off later in life. Jean Ho, postdoctoral scholar, explains why.

Financial Times, Oct. 21, 2021
Focus of Fed trading furore shifts to Powell’s activities
Gary Richardson, [professor of economics], at the University of California, Irvine [said], “The public pays the Fed’s leaders much less than they would make working in the private sector; in return, the public has let the Fed’s leaders actively manage their portfolios (maintaining their incomes) as long as their private and personal interests don’t impact public policy and don’t take direct advantage of the knowledge that they acquire in their positions.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ft]

Verywell Health, Oct. 20, 2021
U.S. Lifting Travel Ban for Fully Vaccinated Travelers From 33 Countries
Karen L. Edwards, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, Irvine, tells Verywell that monitoring should also be a consistent effort. “We do need to monitor for the emergence of new variants that may be able to evade the current vaccines,” says Edwards. “However, as of now, the vaccines are very effective against the most common variants that are in circulation.”

FiveThirtyEight, Oct. 21, 2021
The Raiders Had More Black Players Than Any NFL Team. Then Jon Gruden Took Over The Roster.
Michael Tesler, UCI professor of political science writes, “The power imbalance in a league composed primarily of Black players but largely run by white head coaches and general managers means there will always be the potential for implicit and explicit racial biases to affect roster moves.”

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