UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 21, 2021
2022 Best Colleges in the U.S.: Harvard, Stanford, MIT Take Top Rankings
The subset of the WSJ/THE ranking that focuses on the collegiate environment—specifically the racial and ethnic diversity of students and faculty, the percentage of undergraduates awarded need-based federal Pell Grants and the percentage of international students—is led by La Sierra University …. California State University, Northridge, the University of California, Irvine, and San Francisco State University, all tied for third. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The Orange County Register, Sept. 21, 2021
Orange County may see tighter supply of monoclonal antibodies
In patients with COVID-19 who have other health risks, the antibody infusion “may reduce the severity of the COVID symptoms, (and) it may help prevent folks from going back to the emergency department or going back to the hospital and having worsening symptoms,” Dr. Alpesh Amin, UCI Health’s executive director of hospital medicine, said. … Amin said he hasn’t heard of supply issues in the UCI Health system, but patients have been asking for monoclonal antibodies, and earlier this month UCI Health reopened a stand-alone clinic for the therapy that was created during the winter surge. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

AP, Sept. 21, 2021
California now has nation’s lowest virus transmission rate
The severity of last winter may have helped temper this most recent surge in California, said Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at University of California, Irvine. “It’s a combination of immunity from vaccination and from the huge winter wave that we had,” he said.

The Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2021
U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods didn’t bring companies back to the U.S., new research finds
Samantha A. Vortherms, UCI assistant professor of political science and Jiakun Jack Zhang write, “Tariffs resulted in collateral damage to the U.S. economy without pressuring China to change its economic policies. … In a recent working paper, we built a new data set on foreign-invested enterprises registered in China to identify multinationals that choose to divest each year. We found that new U.S. tariffs in 2018 and 2019 had a minimal effect on divestment. … We estimate that less than 1 percent of the increase in U.S. firm exits during this period was due to U.S. tariffs.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Spectrum News 1, Sept. 21, 2021
UCI seminar asks, ‘Is American Democracy in Danger?’
Noted elections law expert Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s Professor of law], has launched, along with David Kaye, [clinical law professor], the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at the University of California, Irvine. Kaye and Hasen, both UCI professors, are gearing up for a Sept. 24 virtual seminar called “Election Subversion: Is American Democracy in Danger?” … Hasen and Kaye, in part, created the center to analyze election laws and point out unfair or dangerous practices, and not just in the U.S.

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