As the public increasingly relies on scientists for counsel on global issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists must be prepared to respond to that need amid the rising tide of misinformation.
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“As a land grant institution, the University of California recognizes its presence on traditional, ancestral Native American territory.”
When students, faculty and administration hear this land acknowledgment, they are reminded that the land has greater cultural, historical and ecological significance than merely a place of education or work.
In the age of sustainability, green energy and environmentalism, “natural” always seems better than “artificial.”
However, when discussing natural grass fields or artificial turf, the reality is much more nuanced.
There is no doubt that maintaining one’s mental health can be quite a difficult task, especially for college students.
According to the Mayo Clinic, rates of anxiety and depression have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, with 44% of college students reporting symptoms of depression or anxiety.
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Bob Ramirez, president of the Gabrielino-Tongva Springs Foundation, said the revitalization and preservation of the Gabrielino-Tongva Kuruvungna Village Springs site has brought communities together to become more educated about native history and the enviroment.
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