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UCI Long Institute gets $2.75 million to expand interdisciplinary China research

School of Social Sciences will join effort to foster understanding between U.S., Asian nation

aliza The Long Family Foundation has given $2.75 million to the University of California, Irvine to broaden and rename the campus's John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute. The donation expands support for the institute's operational and research-focused work to foster a stronger, mutual understanding of commerce between the two economic superpowers – a mission that will now be a tripartite effort of UCI’s School of Social Sciences, School of Law and Paul Merage School of Business. "We are at a most exciting time in history among the U.S., China and the world. We hope that through this gift, the UCI Long Institute will further strengthen relations between these two great nations via a constructive and bilateral platform of common understanding," said John Long, who with his wife, Marilyn, heads the foundation. "We're delighted that the institute is a key part of UCI's vision to distinguish itself as a leading global center of higher learning." The couple established the institute in 2010 with a nearly $2.7 million gift, bringing total funding from the Longs to almost $5.5 million. With the new donation and the involvement of social sciences, the research focus will expand from economic and legal interactions between the U.S. and China to economic growth, trade and investment; social development and justice; philanthropy and wealth management; and economic, health and safety risks and regulations. More...


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Reduce the Stress and Excess
Renowned Traditional Chinese Doctor Prescribes the Keys to a Happier, Healthier Life

July 8 | Social Science Lecture Hall
1:30-3:30 Lecture, 3:30-4:30 Reception

Many of the illnesses plaguing modern life - from cancer, high blood pressure, to diabetes - are mind-body syndromes that come out of stressful and excessive lifestyles, says Dr. He Yumin. A professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of the most innovative thinkers in the field, Dr. He Yumin has more than three decades of experience combining holistic theories of traditional Chinese medicine and biomedical knowledge to treat cancer and other serious illnesses. The School of Social Sciences invites you to a rare opportunity - Dr. He’s first public talk in the U.S. - to hear the traditional Chinese medical expert address the keys to preventing and treating chronic illnesses - including cancer - through a balanced mind-body healthy lifestyle. More...

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