June 2 - The perils of unpredictable parents – and overmedicated seniors
Anteater Time Machine: Commencement, 1966. Scroll down to compare it with 1981’s graduation gathering.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Parents’ unpredictable behavior may damage kids’ development
UCI researchers are studying the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together with such factors as a lack of routines, can disrupt emotional brain circuit development in children, increasing their vulnerability to mental illness and substance abuse.
The perils of too many pills for senior citizens
The regular use of multiple drugs — typically five or more — accounts for nearly 30% of hospital admissions and is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. A UCI clinical pharmacist discusses the problem and possible solutions.
Zesty recipes may boost mood and mental health
One study found that comfort foods — heavy in fat, sugar and salt — actually lower a person's mood after being eaten, says Kelly M. Rubenstein, a dietitian with UCI Health’s Weight Management Program. “It's better to eat foods that are proven to keep your energy up so you can handle life’s major stresses,” she says. UCI chef Jessica Van Roo created three recipes that fit that bill.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Expiration dates extended on some home COVID tests
The FDA has published guidelines on home COVID-19 antigen tests that includes information on which kits have extended expiration dates.
O.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations remain stable
Reacting to this week’s numbers, UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said, “It's more of the same, but nowhere near the 200 number [of patients] that I would call a full-blown wave of hospitalizations. … The ICU is still low, which is important, and which kind of indicates some of those [hospitalizations] may be incidental [cases]."
Hamlet goes to the opera
Monday, noon (sponsored by New Swan Shakespeare Center)
Chamber Music Concert - Spring 2022
Monday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Music)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Affordable homes don’t increase crime or dent Orange County property values, says UCI study
The Orange County Register, June 2
Cited: George Tita, assistant professor of criminology, law & society and director of UCI’s Livable Cities Lab
Why Parkinson’s Drug Improves, then Diminishes Quality of Life
The Academic Minute (audio), June 2
Guest: Amal Alachkar, associate professor of teaching pharmaceutical sciences
How Johnny Depp was victorious against Amber Heard and what it means
Los Angeles Times, June 1
Cited: Susan Seager, adjunct professor of law
Commencement at Aldrich Park in June 1981.
What’s missing from this iconic 1869 photo of the champagne celebration that followed completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad? Answer: the Chinese laborers who were mainly responsible for laying the tracks. In The Racial Railroad, Julia H. Lee, chair and associate professor of Asian American studies at UCI, analyzes this picture and various works of train-related literature, art and film as a window into race and class in the U.S.
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
87 new campus cases
On Wednesday, UCI recorded nearly 90 new cases of COVID-19: 78 students and nine employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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