UCI News

Good Housekeeping, April 15, 2019
The 5 Best Apps for People With Anxiety, According to Experts
Start browsing for mental health apps on your phone and it’s easy to feel anxious just scrolling through all of the options. … Right now there are anywhere between 10,000-15,000 different ones available to download, says Stephen Schueller, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at UC Irvine. Schueller is also the Executive Director of PsyberGuide, a non-profit online resource that evaluates mental health apps for their credibility, user experience, and data security and privacy. PsyberGuide recently named the five best apps for people with anxiety ….

Education Dive, April 16, 2019
How should schools approach teaching, measuring whole-child competencies?
study from researchers at the University of California Irvine supported this position and found that preschools that only used a whole-child curriculum weren’t giving students the math and literacy tools they needed for kindergarten, while students with literacy- or math-focused curricula had higher scores than those in classrooms with whole-child programs.

MarketWatch, April 15, 2019
Bankrupt student loan borrowers could finally get a break
The proposals offered by the commissioners serve a variety of purposes. The first is to provide recommendations to lawmakers should they ever have an appetite to reform the bankruptcy code, said Dalié Jiménez, one of the commissioners and a professor at the University of California-Irvine’s school of law.

Women In the World, April 11, 2019
Raising safe, digitally savvy kids in the ‘screen age’ requires a strategy
“Just because [kids] may meet an unsavory person in the park, we don’t ban them from outdoor spaces,” said Mimi Ito, director of the Connected Learning Lab at University of California-Irvine, at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday. After years of research, the mother of two college-age children said she thinks parents need to understand how important digital spaces are to children and adjust accordingly.

Orange County Business Journal, April 15, 2019
Startups & Innovations – Products
Chicago-based commercial real estate company JLL has released a report showing Orange County tech and life science firms raised a total of $1.5 billion last year. …[Jason] Lantgen said the growth of accelerator OCTANe, University of California, Irvine’s Applied Innovation and other accelerators in the region, along with a highly educated workforce has made OC “a hub for skilled labor and innovation.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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