Tuesday, January 21




Study finds short-term stays in polluted cities negatively impact health

Visiting highly polluted cities even for a short time may impact your health, according to a new collaborative study between UCLA and Peking University. The researchers tracked health indicators of 26 healthy, nonsmoking Los Angeles residents before, during and after they spent 10 weeks in Beijing during the summers of 2014 and 2015, according to the study. Read more...


Hong Kong study abroad program suspended following escalating university protests

The University of California suspended its study abroad program in Hong Kong for spring quarter, citing safety concerns amid escalating civil conflict in the city. Violence between anti-government demonstrators and riot police spilled onto different Hong Kong university campuses two weeks ago, marking the first such escalation since an extradition bill sparked the widespread protests in June. Read more...


Campus protest sheds light on Iran’s internet blackout, impact on students

Several students demonstrated Friday in Bruin Plaza to raise awareness about a government-initiated internet blackout in Iran and its effect on students. The protest, organized by a small group of Iranian and Iranian American students, was meant to criticize restrictions imposed on Iranian citizens by their government, including a weeklong internet blackout that authorities initiated Nov. Read more...




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