UCI News

The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2017
In 2015, Donald Trump said the Confederate flag should go in a museum. Here’s what changed.
Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at UCI, writes: “Racial attitudes are a strong determinant of public opinion on the Confederate flag. Thus, the pattern here is consistent with several analyses showing that attitudes about race and ethnicity were deeply implicated in Trump’s rise.”

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 18, 2017
Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control
Richard L. Hasen, chancellor’s professor of law and political science at UCI, writes: “Cheap speech has undermined mediating and stabilizing institutions of American democracy, including newspapers and political parties, with negative social and political consequences.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Aug. 18, 2017
‘Surfing With Sartre’: Does Riding a Wave Help Solve Existential Mysteries?
Meet Aaron James. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, and an accomplished surfer. His new book, “Surfing With Sartre,” aims to articulate the distinctive philosophical value of the surfer way of being. His conclusion is bold: “What the surfer knows, in knowing how to ride a wave, bears on questions for the ages — about freedom, control, happiness, society, our relation to nature, the value of work and the very meaning of life.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, Aug. 11, 2017
Super Communication: 10 Must-See TED Talks That Will Make You Take Action
In this talk at TEDxUCirvine, Leonard Kim shares the reasons you shouldn’t run from your fears. Instead, you should use them to guide you. … In [UCI Communications Manager]  Ryan Foland’s talk, he provides three keys to using social media to accelerate, not hinder, your career.

KTLA 5, Aug. 17, 2017
Eating Habits Heighten Risk of Sunburn
A new study out of UC Irvine suggests that the risk of skin damage from UV rays is directly related to the time of day you eat. Researchers say snacking at abnormal times can disrupt your skin’s biological clock.

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