UCI News

The New York Times, April 22, 2020
What 5 Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
Several epidemiologists said it was hard to expect the models to offer precise forecasts at this point because they rely on such uncertain inputs. “It’s like trying to repair a car while it’s still running,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Orange County Business Journal, April 20, 2020
Technology
Orange County’s creative use of technology is booming during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a roundup of some notable examples: … University of California, Irvine scientists have developed a coronavirus Twitter map that shows social media reactions to COVID-19 and lets users “view the growth and transformation of social media activity as the contagion spreads.” UCI Beall Applied Innovation has been posting various virtual events, including a webinar on “How Startups and Angel Investors Can Survive the COVID-19 Economic Crisis.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

WBUR, April 21, 2020 (Audio)
What Will It Take To Save America’s Small Businesses?
Devastation for American small businesses. Federal relief funds ran out almost instantaneously. More may be on the way, but what can be done to save small business? Guests … Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. Author of: “How the Other Half Banks” and “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

TIME, April 22, 2020
Don’t Feel Bad if Your Kids Are Gaming More Than Ever. In Fact, Why Not Join Them?
While doing a video interview with TIME, Craig Stark, professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, said that his eighth grade son was on a headset chatting with his friends while gaming. “I’m great with that,” says Stark. Still, he adds, “if you’re gaming 20 hours a day, let’s get out, let’s do some other stuff, let’s not just talk to each other on a screen. But in terms of the notion that video games are actively rotting the brain? No, I don’t see any evidence for that.”

KTLA5, April 21, 2020 (Video)
Ducks provide meals to UCI Medical Center staff
The Anaheim Ducks are taking care of front line healthcare workers at UCI Medical Center. The players along with their significant others have launched a program that will deliver 200 meals a day for all the staff. The team will be bringing food from local restaurants to support local small businesses.

Previously “In the News”