UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 8, 2021
As a Delta Wave Peaks in Some States, Others Brace for What’s Next
“I don’t know if we’ve peaked for all time, but the wave that was currently ongoing seems to have crested and is falling in some states but is rising in others,” said Andrew Noymer, an infectious disease epidemiologist, [associate professor of population health and disease prevention], and demographer at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 7, 2021
What does it mean to be American? How 9/11 changed one Queens family.
Researchers who study collective trauma, such as Dana Rose Garfin, an assistant professor [of nursing and public health] at the University of California, Irvine, say people in different life stages have different ways of metabolizing events. Children process trauma differently than adults. Teens are affected in unique ways. Stress can be cumulative, and concurrent negative life events, traumatic incident after incident, can amplify one’s response.

Daily Pilot, Sept. 7, 2021
UCI awarded $11-million grant to improve digital technologies for children
UC Irvine announced Tuesday a five-year, nearly $11-million grant from the Zurich-based Jacobs Foundation for the creation of a collaborative network to help tailor digital technologies for children. The network, to be called Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem, will bring together global leaders in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, education and educational technology. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ArtfixDaily, Sept. 7, 2021
The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting
The Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will present its fall exhibition, The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting from September 11, 2021 through January 15, 2022 at IMCA’s interim museum location at 18881 Von Karman Avenue. Featuring 24 paintings and two films spanning the early to mid-20th century, the exhibition invites viewers to experience the works beyond the immediacy of visual perception to discover musical landscapes, rhythmic abstractions, and sound and color experiments. The exhibition and related programs are free and open to the public.

Forbes, Sept. 8, 2021 (Contributor)
America-The Unsafe
Douglas Haynes, UCI vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion writes, “The structures that produce insecurity and harm for individuals and families have only amplified COVID’s relentless impact. In other words, COVID is more like a mirror, one that reflects the contradictions that define who is unsafe in America. …  In the U.S there is no vaccination for inequity or injustice. Only through seeing ourselves in relation to them can we begin to translate our compassion into lasting social change.”

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