UCI News

Healthline, Sept. 29, 2022
Hurricane Ian Impact: The Unexpected Health Effects
Those forced to seek refuge in emergency shelters can also find themselves at higher risk of infectious diseases. … And let’s not forget COVID-19. “The Omicron virus can spread very easily among crowds,” Jun Wu, PhD, professor of environmental and occupational health in University of California, Irvine’s Department of Public Health, told Healthline. … Anxiety and depression are often seen as hurricanes create “a lot of unknowns,” explained E. Alison Holman, PhD, professor of psychological science at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, UC Irvine. “Any time there are those kinds of unknowns, it generates anxiety.”

Business Insider, Sept. 29, 2022
Here’s what it actually means to die ‘of old age’
“Aging is not a relentless process that leads to death,” [Distinguished Professor] Michael Rose, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Irvine and the director of its Network for Experimental Research on Evolution, previously told Insider. (Rose has published a series of papers and books on aging and evolution.) “It’s a transitional phase of life between being amazingly healthy, and stabilizing.”

Freedom Writers Podcast, Sept. 28, 2022 (Podcast)
#81 Finding Your Vision & Your Voice w/ Dr. Tiffany Lopez
On today’s episode, Erin Gruwell speaks with dramaturge, author, and the new dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, Dr. Tiffany Lopez. They discuss Dr. Lopez’s journey from being a first generation college student to becoming a leading voice in the fight for diversity and inclusion in higher education and the arts. This episode is packed with inspiring insights, and we hope it will leave you feeling enlightened and empowered to make a difference. [Erin Gruwell graduated from … the University of California, Irvine, where she received the Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumni Award.]

The Academic Minute, Sept. 30, 2022 (Audio)
David Richardson, University of California Irvine – The Effects of Lung Cancer and Radon in Uranium Miners
Even low level exposure to radon gas can have harmful impacts. David Richardson, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of California, Irvine, explores how to ensure better protection moving forward.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 30, 2022
‘Red-baiting’ fliers mailed to Vietnamese Americans in tight California congressional race
The campaign flier sent to Vietnamese-American voters in Orange County is heavily doctored and designed to inflame. A Democratic congressional candidate is photoshopped in front of a classroom of children, a copy of “The Communist Manifesto” in hand. … “This is red-baiting since it entails a Taiwanese American being accused of bringing Maoist thought into American classrooms,” said Long T. Bui, an associate professor of global and international studies at UC Irvine. “None of this is part of [Jay] Chen’s educational platform.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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