The Orange County Register, May 26, 2023
How UCI is working to create a positive environment for Jewish students
UC Irvine is striving to make the campus a safe space for Jewish students. And one of the steps it has taken to ensure a positive environment is joining Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative, a series of resources for higher education administrators to address antisemitism on college campuses put on by the organization that boasts itself as the world’s largest Jewish campus group. Through the initiative, campus administrators … will undergo various trainings over a period of 16 months …. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here:]

Urbanize, May 25, 2023
The new home of UC Irvine’s Health Sciences College makes its debut
At UC Irvine, construction is in the home stretch for the Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building and Sue & Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences HallThe $134-million project, which has been described as a “flagship” for the future of health education, occupies a roughly nine-acre site just south of UC Irvine’s Research Park at the intersection of Bison and California Avenues. The complex includes a five-story, 135,000-square-foot building, now the home of the Health Sciences College, as well as a four-story, 77,000-square-foot building for the school of Nursing.

The Washington Post, May 26, 2023
Man who spent 33 years in prison is exonerated of attempted murder
A database from the National Registry of Exonerations shows that the 17 longest wrongful-conviction cases in U.S. history have happened in the past decade. Among them is Anthony Mazza, who spent more than 47 years in prison for murder and robbery before he was exonerated in 2021, according to the database from the University of California, Irvine, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. A 2020 study by the National Registry of Exonerations found that more than half of wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here:]

Slate, May 20, 2023
I Can’t Keep Up With the Super Wealthy Families in My Area. I’m Worried It’s Going to Destroy My Daughters Socially.
The way we talk to children about money—and capitalism, and social class as it exists in our society—is different from the way we talk to other adults, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk to them about it at all. Paul K. Piff, [an associate professor of psychological science] who teaches social ecology at UC Irvine, notes that when children are raised with an understanding of these matters, they grow up to be more appreciative and compassionate. When these kinds of conversations don’t occur, children may grow up to accept common biases against those who have less.

Verywell Mind, May 23, 2023
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Its Impact on Mental Health
Fetal alcohol syndrome and FASD [fetal alcohol spectrum disorders] can affect children in profound ways—physically, mentally, and emotionally. A child’s overall emotional well-being is often compromised by FASD, says Kristina Uban, PhD, developmental neuroscientist and assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine – Program in Public Health. “Emotional challenges often manifest in young children with an FASD as being frequently inconsolable (such as a temper tantrum), high-sensitivity to the emotions of those around them, and often hyperactivity that can be challenging for caregivers and teachers to navigate,” Dr. Uban explains.