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Uncovering the History of America’s First Koreatown

The New York Times |
Edward T. Chang, a professor of ethnic studies and founding director of the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies, featured about his new book,  “Pachappa Camp: The First Koreatown in the United States.”
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Billions of cicadas are about to take to the skies. Here's what to expect

Salon |
Doug Yanega, senior scientist at UCR's Entomology Research Museum, discusses one of North America's most awe-inspiring entomological events: the septdecennial (meaning once every 17 years) emergence of a swarms of cicadas known as Brood X. 
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Wild bobcat kitten roaming UC Riverside Botanic Gardens is the cutest thing you’ll see all day

The Press Enterprise |
Two bobcat kittens and their mother have been exploring the grounds at UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens this week. Jodie Holt, director of the gardens, said adult bobcats usually go about their business and hardly interact with people.
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What can happen if kids want a COVID vaccine — but parents refuse? Experts weigh in

Miami Herald |
Medical sociologist Andrea Polonijo says parental hesitancy to allow teens to get vaccinated could slow the country’s progress toward herd immunity.
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UCR to reopen downtown Riverside photo museum, arts center

The Press Enterprise |
The downtown Riverside arts center and photography museum operated by UC Riverside are poised to reopen Thursday, May 13, after a 14-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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How Inland Empire Cities Are Pushing Warehouses To Be Cleaner And Greener

LAist |
Juliann Emmons Allison, who studies the harms from warehouses, said some developers are hoping to pre-empt criticism of their warehouses by installing amenities such as air filtration systems in nearby San Bernardino County homes.
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The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”

Vox |
UCR's Karthick Ramakrishnan weighs in on a story about the wide-reaching term "Asian American," and allegations that it "flattens and erases entire cultures."
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Little known outside India, Jainism spreads at colleges amid calls to ‘decolonize’ studies

Los Angeles Times |
UCR faculty and students discuss Jainism, a little-known, millenniums-old Indian religious and philosophical tradition, as American Jain donors seeks to expand U.S. awareness of this ancient belief system through academia.