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The New York Times, April 2, 2021
Experts Grade California’s Vaccine Rollout
Andrew Noymer, an [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine, gave the state’s rollout a C, emphasizing that it was a “midterm, not a final.” In many ways, he said California and other states had made the vaccination campaign overly complicated; more people in the United States are inoculated for the flu every year, he said, “without the Sturm und Drang that has accompanied the Covid vaccines.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The New Yorker, March 29, 2021 (Profiles – April 5, 2021 print issue)
How Elizabeth Loftus Changed the Meaning of Memory
Elizabeth Loftus, a [Distinguished] Professor at the University of California, Irvine, is the most influential female psychologist of the twentieth century, according to a list ­compiled by the Review of General Psychology. Her work helped usher in a paradigm shift, rendering obsolete the archival model of memory —the idea, dominant for much of the twentieth century, that our memories exist in some sort of mental library, as literal representations of past events.

Orange County Business Journal, April 1, 2021
Egerstedt Named UCI Samueli Engineering School Dean
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine named Magnus Egerstedt its dean. He will begin in July. …“I look forward to working to ensure that the UCI Samueli School of Engineering is a place where we support and celebrate each other; where we partner seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries; where diverse groups of faculty, students and staff come together to have impact at scale on the defining issues of our time; and where we reach out and partner with our local communities,” Egerstedt said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CBC Radio, April 2, 2021
The pandemic blurred our sense of time, and getting back to normal won’t be easy, say experts
The phenomenon has a name all its own: Blur’s Day — or if you want to get technical, “temporal disintegration,” according to Alison Holman, who has studied how the pandemic has affected people’s perception of time. “You just kind of lose the continuity from past, present [and] future, and you’re just kind of living in the moment, day to day,” said Holman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine school of nursing. Holman led a team of researchers that surveyed more than 6,500 Americans about their mental health in the spring and fall of 2020. [Starts 9:45]

Orange County Register, April 1, 2021
During this increasingly unnerving era, talking to kids about tragedies is even more essential
Jessica Borelli, an associate professor of psychological science at UC Irvine and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in parent-child relationships and children’s mental health [said], “Kids have been really struggling this year,” she said in reference to the pandemic. “Certain kids have experienced a lot of mental health outcomes, and they may not be able to handle what they may perceive as another big, scary thing.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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