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PEOPLE, Oct. 8, 2021
18-Year-Old Cookbook Author Is Donating Royalties to Fight Childhood Hunger: ‘Food Helps Connect Us’
“Food is a major, big, important way to communicate with people,” Sahana Vij, now an 18-year-old freshman at the University of California, Irvine, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Food helps connect us.” … While still in high school, Vij wrote her cookbook, “Bake Away” — which will be available October 26 in stores such as Target, Whole Foods and Kroger’s. Vij is donating all of her author proceeds to the non-profit, No Kid Hungry. For every $1 donated, No Kid Hungry serves 10 meals.

KCBS2, Oct. 6, 2021 (Video)
Orange County oil spill implications
“And joining us now to talk more about the implications of the oil spill is Kim Fortun, anthropology professor at UC Irvine. She studies industrial disasters and their impact.”…  Fortun said, “This spill is happening at a time when oceans are known to be in crisis because of plastic pollution, because of warming, coastlines are under stress from rising sea levels and unregulated development, species extinctions have received lots of attention in the just last few weeks; so we need to see this spill as connecting and exacerbating that whole array of issues. … The liability issues on this case are going to be particularly complex.”

PBS Newshour, Oct. 7, 2021 (Video)
How false fraud claims are eroding integrity of American election system
For a deeper look at the efforts to undermine election integrity in the United States — and what can be done to stop it — Judy Woodruff is joined by Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s] Professor [of law] at the University of California Irvine, and author of the book “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy.”

Vox, Oct. 6, 2021
What Squid Game’s fantasies and harsh realities reveal about Korea
To help me unpack how all of these factors manifest in a show about children’s games that can kill you, I turned to Kyung Hyun Kim, a filmmaker and professor of visual and East Asian studies at the University of California Irvine. We discussed his initial revulsion at the show’s premise, how American and Korean storytelling tropes tend to diverge when characters are facing death, and how Squid Game taps into South Korean socioeconomic anxiety.

The Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2021
You asked: Is it safe to travel to a music festival?
Given all of the parameters you laid out to reduce most of your coronavirus risks, “this person has my blessing to go to the music festival,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at University of California, Irvine. Of course, as with everything during the pandemic, he had a few caveats. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

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