Nov. 28, 2023
UCI Digest
Ivy in front of the Multipurpose Science and Technology Building begins to change color on a mid-November day. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)
Ivy in front of the Multipurpose Science and Technology Building begins to change color on a mid-November day. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


Water expert calls for ‘new paradigm’ in state policy

Inclusion, smart planning and public acceptance of reclamation and conservation projects will be necessary for California to create a “new paradigm in water management” to meet current and future needs. That was the message delivered by Water UCI Director David Feldman, a professor of urban planning and public policy and political science, at the 2023 Water Policy Forum. Held on campus Nov. 20, the forum featured a panel that included Megan Yoo Schneider, board president of the Municipal Water District of Orange County; Paul Cook, general manager of the Irvine Ranch Water District; and Katharine Moore, staff director of the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water.

Higher diabetes rate found among American Indians, Alaska Natives

Higher diabetes rate found among American Indians, Alaska Natives
In a first-of-its-kind analysis, researchers from UCI led a study that estimated the prevalence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives and found that the AI/AN population has a notably higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes than the general U.S. population starting at age 10. Corresponding author Luohua Jiang (above), interim chair and associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics with the Program in Public Health, collaborated with doctoral student Jiahui Dai and colleagues at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, and the Colorado School of Public Health to publish the findings in the journal Diabetes Care.

Happy Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday
Kick off the giving season and celebrate your connection to the university this #GivingTuesday. When you make a gift to the UCI Fund, you support hardworking and talented students, world-class faculty and innovative research. No matter the size of your gift, your generosity makes a real difference.
Correction: An item in Monday's Digest about the history of artificial intelligence at UCI used the wrong first name for the founding chair of UCI's information and computer science department. It was Julian Feldman.


Sounds of the Season
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

Diane Schuur at 70: An Evening of Songs and Stories
Thursday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by Irvine Barclay Theatre)

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How Much REM Sleep Do You Need? We Asked Sleep Specialists

Real Simple, Nov. 22
Cited: Dr. Rami N. Khayat, medical director of UCI Health Sleep Medicine Services

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The 10 Best California Books of 2023

The New York Times, Nov. 28
Cited: Héctor Tobar, professor of Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism

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Residents near Tustin hangar say they’re still waiting for asbestos debris to be removed from homes

The Orange County Register, Nov. 24
Cited: Oladele Ogunseitan, professor of population health and disease prevention

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