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KCET, Sept. 14, 2020
UC Irvine art department: Recontextualizing instruction during changing times
“Art is essential to the well-being of individuals and society,” explains Stephen Barker, Ph.D., dean of the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). … Observing the UC Irvine art school faculty and students manifesting their artistry in innovative ways is to see the unfolding of new cultural models to last into the future. As art school dean Barker says, “We intend to come out on the other side of this pandemic having learned new ways to create art and to be impactful and fully relevant.”

Sullivan Says, Sept. 15, 2020 (Subscription)
OC rises as academic center of racial reckoning
Irvine … is growing into an academic and intellectual hub of racial reckoning in Southern California. The latest example comes under the University of California, Irvine’s newly formed Black Thriving Initiative, which counts among its priorities “leveraging the research mission to advance understanding of the Black experience and drivers of well-being.” It’s a local response to a “national imperative,” according to Douglas Haynes, UCI’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. … UCI is growing into a center of racial reckoning based on other efforts, too.  [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2020
Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints, scientists say
“When the ice shelves are damaged by climate change, as we saw in the Antarctic Peninsula in the last several decades, their buttressing effect is reduced and the ice streams speed up and raise sea levels,” said Isabella Velicogna, a glaciologist at the University of California, Irvine, commenting on the new study. “The speed-up increases damage, a positive feedback which is not good news.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Newsweek, Sept. 14, 2020
No sign of second wave before election, but U.S. COVID-19 cases could get worse
Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine told said the U.S. is dealing with “sub-epidemics” in an interview with Newsweek. … Noymer said he expects a second wave to hit after the summer ends, pointing out that the fall wave of the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic happened as early as October, “so there is absolutely potential for a COVID-19 second wave before the election”. …he said. The “sub-epidemics” mean second waves may hit different cities at different times.

NBC News, Sept. 14, 2020
Government corruption and negligence drive most wrongful convictions, report finds
The tally is very likely a vast undercount of the actual number of instances in which misconduct has led to the convictions of innocent people, according to researchers at the registry, which is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and the Michigan State University College of Law.

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