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TODAY, April 12, 2022 (Video)
Feeling forgetful? How stress may impact memory
From forgetting a name to getting easily distracted, new research indicates stress may be the reason so many are so forgetful these days. NBC’s Erin McLaughlin visited UCI’s Sleep and Cognition Lab and spoke with Sara Mednick, professor of cognitive science, for this report for TODAY on how to deal with short-term forgetfulness.

The Nation, April 11, 2022
Wit, Grit, and Grace: The Remarkable Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson
Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “The United States will have a new justice on the Supreme Court, and it will be Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. … Judge Jackson’s confirmation reflects progress and building toward a better and more credible court. For example, she will be the first justice to have served as a federal public defender …. Also important, Judge Jackson hails from the American South—a region of the nation that has been lacking in representation on the court for decades. Moreover, unlike many of the justices on the Supreme Court, Judge Jackson attended public schools—an experience that many Americans find valuable and important.”

The New York Times, April 12, 2022
Angry Drivers, Lots of Guns: An Explosion in Road Rage Shootings
“It’s the same sort of ball of wax: People getting frustrated, feeling strained and acting out toward others,” said Charis E. Kubrin, [professor of criminology, law and society] at the University of California, Irvine. “One thing that we do know is that there has been a huge rise in gun sales,” she added. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Healthline, April 6, 2022
Biden Has Plan to Fix Obamacare’s Family ‘Glitch’: How it Could Affect You
Dylan Roby, PhD, associate professor of Health, Society and Behavior with the UCI Program in Public Health, says the controversy is in what enrollee premium should be used to calculate whether an affordable offer of insurance is made available. “The Department of Treasury decided to use self-only coverage as the benchmark for the affordability test, while advocates and some members of the House Democratic caucus felt it should be based on the share of the family premium that an enrollee had to pay,” says Roby.

Forbes, April 8, 2022 (Contributor)
What Gartner’s $4.4 Trillion IT Spending Forecast Tells Us: It’s A Software Economy
Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director of the UCI Center for Digital Transformation and Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Business and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business writes, “Businesses today compete in a software economy. To remain successful and to thrive, all companies must digitally transform and become experts at building and delivering software, in particular the software that distinguishes them. … With spending on software and IT services expected to outpace the other categories again in 2023 by an even bigger margin, the Gartner IT spending data are reflecting this fundamental shift to the software economy.”

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