UCI News

The Washington Post, Sept. 23, 2019
Hong Kong protests threaten to rain on China’s anniversary parade
“There’s a kind of counter dream, one with a more cosmopolitan view of Chinese-ness and a more inclusive view of Chinese-ness that’s separate from the Chinese Communist Party but linked up to things that really fit in with the Chinese tradition,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a historian of modern China at the University of California at Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Smithsonian.com, Sept. 23, 2019
How Charlotte Moore Sitterly Wrote The Encyclopedia of Starlight
At a time when few women had opportunities in the physical sciences, and fewer still received recognition for their efforts, Charlotte Moore Sitterly … was a pioneer in a field that has touched nearly all scientific disciplines: spectroscopy. … “She certainly made an enormous contribution to stellar spectroscopy, and our understanding of stars and our ability to analyze them,” says Virginia Trimble, professor of astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

The Scientist, Sept. 23, 2019
Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Studies have linked inhalation of pollutants to health conditions such as asthma, which is the leading chronic illness in children in the United States. … Neuroscientist Jessica Bolton of the University of California, Irvine, who was the first author on the rodent study tells The Scientist the effects on the mice were not limited to metabolism. “So when we looked at the animals’ brains, there was evidence of neuroinflammation as well,” she says.

Drugs.com, Sept. 19, 2019
AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Research is scarce about diet and heart health in people with Type 2 diabetes, said senior study author Andrew Odegaard, because food recommendations for these patients are based largely on information from populations without diabetes. “These findings support current dietary-related clinical practice recommendations for populations with Type 2 diabetes as being one approach to improve cardiovascular risk,” said Odegaard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine.

Orange County Register, Sept. 20, 2019
UCI freshmen rush into their new home-away-from-home for the academic year
With luggage and home gear toppling over in their moving bins, UC Irvine freshmen settled into their new home for the academic year. … The new dorms will help the college’s effort to fulfill a growing demand for housing, UCI spokeswoman Sheri Ledbetter said. The campus is also welcoming 3,250 transfer students. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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