UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, March 19, 2019
UCI Names Population Health Head
University of California-Irvine named Bernadette Boden-Albala as director and founding dean of the university’s new school for population health. … Population health is one of four schools that will make up the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which was formed in 2017 with a gift of $200 million from the benefactors. The other three schools are medicine, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, March 19, 2019
UC Irvine among nation’s hottest teams in NCAA field
UC Irvine is out to prove that it is more than a team with one of college basketball’s most unusual mascots. … “I don’t think anyone will take us lightly with those 30 wins next to our name and with the type of win streak that we have,” coach Russell Turner said. Turner has a roster with experience and a strong lineage. Four of his players have fathers or grandfathers who played in the NBA and the NCAA Tournament. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

TheBridge, March 2019
TheBridge profile: Michelle Deutchman
Current job: Executive Director of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. … “Issues around free speech exist at the level of politics and policy. Our goal at the Center is to facilitate and inform work on both fronts: leveraging ideas that engage diverse stakeholders to strengthen our democracy. Our increased reliance on technology impacts how we dialogue, teach and learn, and the Center is interested in exploring this intersection with the goals of elevating viewpoint diversity while creating an inclusive campus climate.”

Daily Pilot, March 19, 2019
2 UCI professors aid search for dark matter particles in new experiment
A new instrument that two UC Irvine professors helped develop may shed light on the dark matter that makes up much of the known universe. … “There must be something beyond the standard model to account for the other 85% of the matter in the universe,” said Dave Casper, an experimental physicist and associate professor at UCI. … That’s what FASER endeavors to do — find new particles that may make up dark matter. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABC News, March 18, 2019
Social media deserves blame for spreading the Christchurch video, but so do we
Dr Roxane Cohen Silver of the University of California, Irvine has researched the psychological impact of viewing traumatic footage for many years, and her recent study examined the motivations behind people who watched beheading videos from the Islamic State group. … Sarah Redmond, a researcher who co-authored the Islamic State video study, said the media generates interest by referencing the existence of videos too traumatic to show. “If you’re just showing parts of it but alluding to … more violence, more gruesomeness, then individuals might be motivated to seek that out for themselves,” she said.

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