Nov. 22 - Press Freedom Project, Climate and Urban Sustainability Program
Wispy cirrus clouds viewed from the Science Library Rotunda. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Susan Seager founded the Press Freedom Project with fellow UCI law professor Jack Lerner in 2018. Steve Zylius/UCI
Fighting for journalists... and the public
Since 2006, newspaper employment has fallen by around 70 percent, and the total number of editorial staffers in local newsrooms across the U.S. has dropped by 58 percent to just 31,000. The biggest victim of this precipitous decline? Investigative reporting, which requires greater financial resources and institutional support than any other form of journalism. UCI’s Press Freedom Project is playing a critical role in keeping independent investigative reporting alive in California.
School launches Climate and Urban Sustainability Program
The School of Social Ecology has launched its Climate and Urban Sustainability Program (CUSP) to mobilize the extensive skills, knowledge, experience and insights available across the UCI campus to help solve the climate and environmental challenges facing urban areas in California and beyond. CUSP researchers study myriad subjects from water safety to flood risk, community policing, gentrification and climate change.
Researchers use human movement patterns to determine risk of malaria spreading during certain times of day
The spread of malaria is dependent on Anopheles mosquitoes that spread the disease, and it persists in places where these types of mosquitoes exist and where there are enough people to keep the parasite thriving in humans. Human movement between locations can lead to the movement of malaria parasites across long distances, and when malaria parasites are transported to places that have the right kind of mosquitoes, they can persist in those new places.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UAW strike update
The UAW strike on UC campuses, including UCI, is ongoing. Negotiations continue, as do instruction and research. The latest FAQs and information are available on the provost's continuity webpage.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
How the Biden administration wants to tackle foreign commercial spyware
The Washington Post, Nov. 22
Cited: David Kaye, clinical law professor
OC hospitals preparing to handle young patients as pediatric beds are in demand
The Orange County Register, Nov. 22
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health
What happens when CEOs return? History has some lessons for Bob Iger and Disney
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 21
Cited: Travis Howell, assistant professor, strategy
UC Irvine posts on Instagram: Thanks to everyone who participated in UCI’s National First Generation Day celebration at the Student Center. There are so many resources available to #FirstGenUCI students on campus! A good place to start is by following: @ucifirstgen, @soar.uci, @uciovptl, and @ucirvinessi.
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