UCI News

The New York Times, Oct. 31, 2022
Aging Infrastructure May Create Higher Flood Risk in L.A., Study Finds
Hundreds of thousands of people in Los Angeles could experience at least a foot of flooding during a 100-year disaster, a new scientific study has found, highlighting the hazards of aging infrastructure in America’s second-largest city. This is a much higher estimate of flood exposure in Los Angeles than the one produced by the federal government. … The discrepancy is explained, in part, because the new study takes a more realistic view of the city’s water infrastructure, said the report’s lead author, Brett F. Sanders, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Orange County Register, Oct. 31, 2022
With award of $8 million, UC Irvine and regional partners will expand stem cell treatments
With a new $8 million grant, UC Irvine will be able to translate more stem cell research into experimental therapies for complex conditions such as strokes, severe burns and cancer. The university will join the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s statewide network of “Alpha Clinics,” where promising therapies are put through federally approved clinical trials and made available to patients, including those who may not have had access to such treatments before. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

New York Magazine – The Cut, Oct. 31, 2022 (Interview)
Twin Girls Were Separated at Birth — a New Book Explores What Came Next
In Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family, journalist Erika Hayasaki illustrates how complex adoption can be. The richly reported narrative follows the lives of identical twins, born in Vietnam, who were separated at birth. One twin, Hà, was raised by her extended family in Vietnam, and the other, Loan, was sent to an orphanage, adopted by a white family from Illinois, and renamed Isabella. … Hayasaki, an [associate] professor at UC Irvine, explores the many dimensions of transracial and transnational adoption in this moving account of families torn apart.

Healthline, Oct. 27, 2022
After Afib Diagnosis, Black People are Less Likely to Get Key Meds Than White People
“It is public health problem if communities of color are put at a disproportionate risk of stroke and death because of under-prescribing,” says Bernadette Boden-Albala, Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health Public Health at the University of California, Irvine.

Publishers Weekly, Oct. 28, 2022
Resolution Revolution: Self-Help Books for 2023
In Attention Span (Hanover Square, Jan. 2023), Gloria Mark, a [Chancellor’s] Professor in the department of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, asks readers to consider how we’ve “developed new habits, expectations, and cultural practices” because of technological devices. “Electronic devices are meant to extend our capabilities,” Mark says, but the flip side is that keeping up with email, news, social media, and work projects thwarts our capacity to focus and leaves us exhausted instead of productive. The book explores strategies for regaining agency in our complicated relationship with tech, multitasking, and the relentless drive for productivity, and how to make peace with a fast-paced world.

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