March 6 - Flood risk podcast; networking for women in tech
Umbrellas come out on the UCI campus. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
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Study co-author Jun Wu is a professor of environmental and occupational health. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI-led study says green space helps decreases postpartum depression
In an analysis of more than 415,00 electronic health records for healthy, full-term births in Southern California, a team led by UCI researchers determined that exposure to green space and tree coverage is associated with a decreased risk of postpartum depression among mothers. The study, published online today in the journal The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, suggests that researchers, city planners and public health professionals work together to develop policies and interventions that increase the amount of tree coverage to create a beneficial environment for residents – especially new mothers at risk of postpartum depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 8 women who recently gave birth experience symptoms of postpartum depression.
UCI Podcast: evaluating flood risk in California
Brett Sanders, UCI professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been focusing his research efforts on understanding flood risk to Southern California communities. Over the years, he has studied the impact of climate-change-caused sea level rise along California’s coast. Lately he has been examining flood risk to regions further inland, in many cases affecting people of lower socioeconomic status. In this episode of the UCI Podcast, Sanders talks about his research and its relevance in this season of substantial rainfall in the U.S. West.
Women in Technology Inclusive Networking include (top row, from left) Regina Castleman, Carolina Manel, Shohreh Bozorgmehri and (bottom row, from left) Angela Han, Srilatha Adurthi and Lakshmi Arunachalam. Photo by Joy Sun
Women in tech group offers networking tips
Led by a group of women across the UCI campus, Women in Technology Inclusive Networking was founded with the goal of providing a safe and supportive environment for women in technology to network and share authentic conversations about their experiences. WiTIN has its roots in Leadership, Equality, Allies, and Presence, a certificate program founded by Stacy Rose and Shohreh Bozorgmehri of the Office of Information Technology and jointly hosted with the Paul Merage School of Business, dedicated to helping women develop their leadership skills, gain experience networking and reshape workplace culture.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Diabetes and obesity reach ‘alarming’ levels for U.S. youth
A continued rise of diabetes and obesity is placing young adults in the U.S. at a higher risk for heart disease, according to a study of 13,000 people aged 20 to 44. The authors of the study, using data from 2009 to 2020 that was published Sunday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, warn of consequences including premature death from heart attacks, strokes and other complications. They also suggest that Black and Hispanic people, particularly Mexican Americans, are especially at risk.
A Conversation with Brooke Gladstone
Wednesday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by Irvine Barclay Theatre)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Black investors see purchase of Utah bank as a civil rights victory
The Washington Post, March 6
Cited: Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law
Startups Want to Cash In on the US Student Debt Crisis
Wired, March 6
Cited: Dalié Jiménez, professor of law and director of Student Loan Law Initiative
ChatGPT is Everywhere
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6
Cited: Michael Dennin, vice provost for teaching and learning
Brendan Finicle is a doctoral candidate in developmental & cell biology at the School of Biological Sciences.
Anteater Express buses showcase UCI shining stars
This week, we’re highlighting the last of the UCI shining stars whose images appear on the sides of Anteater Express buses. The ad campaign features 10 students, faculty, staff and alumni who are dedicated to enhancing lives through teaching, cutting-edge research or public service. Be on the lookout for buses with these stellar Anteaters. #UCIPride
#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.
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