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Feb. 23, 2023

Anteater Time Machine: Students snowshoe during a 1981 Cooperative Outdoor Program excursion. Led by Peter Bowler, UCI’s Cooperative Outdoor Program organized about 150 outings, seminars and demonstrations a year, including canoeing, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing and rock climbing.


Brittany Morey (left), an assistant professor of health, society and behavior, and Sunmin Lee, a professor of medicine, co-authored a journal article on sleep and health.
Brittany Morey (left), an assistant professor of health, society and behavior, and Sunmin Lee, a professor of medicine, co-authored a journal article on sleep and health.

How poor sleep hurts health of Chinese and Korean Americans

A new study by public health researchers from UCI and the University of Michigan linked sleep disturbances and sleep apnea to multiple chronic diseases among Chinese and Korean Americans. The study was conducted to fill a gap in previous research, which focused mainly on white people. The lack of data on Asian groups worried clinicians because of preliminary studies showing Asian Americans sleep less than white Americans.

Sisters describe life after organ donation

Sisters describe life after organ donation

UCI Health’s kidney transplant program, Orange County's oldest and largest, has a wait list of nearly 800 patients, most of them Spanish-speaking. Nadia Morales donated a kidney to her sister Xenia in 2014. After Xenia regained her health, she completed a psychology degree, applied for a master’s program and just married her high school best friend. The wedding was attended by Xenia’s nephrologist and transplant surgeon, both affiliated with UCI Health. The sisters are hoping their story will inspire other donors. Patients often wait up to a decade before a donor is found. The photo at left shows new bride Xenia with her sister and maid of honor, Nadia.


Joe Axline has lived in an MD-80 in Texas for more than 10 years. He plans to renovate the DC-8 next to it with a movie theater and a music room.
Joe Axline has lived in an MD-80 in Texas for more than 10 years. He plans to renovate the DC-8 next to it with a movie theater and a music room.

The people who live inside airplanes

CNN profiles a beautician, an electrical engineer and others who have converted used jets into homes. “The only thing that I don't have here that I would have in a house is windows that open,” says one airplane resident.


Understanding the Experiences of Undocumented Students & Identifying Ways to Support Them
Monday, noon (sponsored by School of Education)

Is My Heart Failing? How Do I Know?
Monday, 7 p.m. (co-sponsored by UCI Health)

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An Interview with David Feldman, the Director of Water UCI

Orange Coast, Feb. 22
Cited: David Feldman, professor of urban planning and public policy and political science

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‘Help us fight’: California farmers ask for more aid after deadly storms

The Guardian, Feb. 23
Michael Méndez, assistant professor of environmental planning and policy

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Where is Alzheimer's research headed to and why?

Medical News Today, Feb. 17
Cited: Bruce Albala, clinical professor of environmental & occupational health


UCI Athletics, basketball player Ofure Ujadughele
In a short Black History Month essay posted by UCI Athletics, basketball player Ofure Ujadughele writes, “It has not always been the easiest to navigate this evolving world as a young Black man, but I am certainly grateful for all of the Black men and women that have offered so much support for me. ... Being Black is beautiful, strong, brilliant and so much more. I am proud to be those things and I want to continue to work to make every Black person feel that way as well.”
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