UCI News

LAist, Sept. 21, 2021
How To Get To College In California:  What Should I Consider If I’m…
Here are resources for all kinds of situations. … On-campus child care: This is available at … schools like … UC Irvine …. UC Irvine has Foster Youth Resilience in Education. … The Underground Scholars Initiative, found at UCLAUC Irvine, and UC Riverside (as well as other UCs throughout California), is dedicated to building a pathway between prison and the higher education system, a well as advocating for the needs of formerly incarcerated students on campus. …. Public universities in California all have dedicated LGBTQ+ resource centers. Here are links … UC Irvine ….

KCBS Radio, Sept. 23, 2021 (Audio)
Much is still a mystery to health experts in the path to fight against COVID-19
California has impressively low Covid-19 numbers, at the moment. What leads to these ebbs and surges of cases?  To answer your questions, KCBS Radio news anchors Dan Mitchinson and Holly Quan spoke with Andrew Noymer, epidemiologist, demographer [and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] at UC Irvine.

The New York Times, Sept. 23, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: Adoptees Shouldn’t Have to Live in Fear of Being Deported
The Adoptee Rights Campaign estimates that between 1945 and 2018, U.S. families adopted some 500,000 children from abroad. According to [UCI anthropology Associate Professor] Eleana Kim and Kim Park Nelson, the rules governing many of these adoptees’ citizenship (determined by immigration law) versus their kinship (governed by family law) have remained at odds. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Weather Channel, Sept. 23, 2021
Why California Wildfires Are Particularly Destructive in Fall
A recent study from the University of California-Irvine found about 20% of California’s wildfires from 2000 through 2019 were responsible for 97% of the total area charred. Over 90% of casualties and property losses in the state were due to larger wildfires over 500 acres, according to Tirtha Banerjee, [assistant professor, civil & environmental engineering], one of the study’s co-authors. … “Before 2000, there were almost no human-caused wildfires along California’s Pacific coastline, but now nearly every coastal county is experiencing increased risk,” said Shu Li, a Ph.D. candidate [civil & environmental engineering] and lead author of the aforementioned University of California-Irvine study.

Self, Sept. 22, 2021
5 Things That Can Help When You Feel Irritable and Depressed
Try to engage in things you enjoy (or used to enjoy). … “What I tell people to do is to try it for a week or a few days, and not expect it to feel good at all,” at least at first says Jessica Borelli, Ph.D., associate professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. … “Sometimes, a therapist can give you that encouragement that this might help even if you can’t believe it in your gut,” Dr. Borelli says.

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