Daily Pilot, Dec. 27, 2016
2016 in review: UC Irvine researchers have an influential year
From indoor labs to outdoor power plants, headline-grabbing scientific research could be found in every nook and cranny at UC Irvine in 2016. Research teams across the university have made headway this year on ventures ranging from renewable fuel to longer-lasting batteries to treatments for sleep disorders to ways to protect sensitive information.
The Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2017
The “good enough” mother begins in pregnancy
Sonya Rasminsky, MD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Back in the 1950s, pediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott coined the term “Good Enough Mother,” making the point that surviving a mother’s small failures gives children the resilience to live in an imperfect world. … Even the most loving parents get it wrong sometimes; what matters is that we get it right enough of the time.
Orange County Business Journal, Jan. 3, 2017
UCI taps administrative vice chancellor
University of California, Irvine named Ronald Cortez vice chancellor for administrative and business services, effective Feb. 13. He replaces Wendell Brase, who held the position for 25 years.
Marketplace, Jan. 4, 2017
The year of voice assistants
A new French rule … requires companies with over 50 employees to allow their workers to check out of work email after hours. … Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine [said], “I actually think it’s a great idea to try. I’ve argued for years that the only way we are going to cut habits of information workers who constantly check email is to have an organizational mandate.”
USA Today, Jan. 3, 2017
Side effect of California’s drought? More climate pollution
Between 2011 and 2014, during the height of the drought, electricity production from hydropower dropped more than 60 percent as rivers dried up and reservoir levels fell, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
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