UCI News

The Washington Post, Aug. 24, 2022
For high school QBs, learning playbook is a new form of summer school
Keiland Cooper, [graduate student researcher, neurobiology and behavior], at the University of California, Irvine, said the biggest key to memorizing something such as a playbook is time spent. … “It’s about practice, like anything else,” said Cooper, who works at the school’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. “Just like you spend a lot of time in the gym working on those muscles, you have to spend a lot of time with that playbook.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Marketplace, Aug. 24, 2022 (Audio)
The lure of fishing, a Federal Reserve chair and Jackson Hole
Economic historian [and professor] Gary Richardson, of UC Irvine, says Jackson Hole can also be a window on the future. The 2005 conference focused on outgoing Fed Chair Alan Greenspan’s legacy, with an early warning that years of low interest rates were creating a housing bubble.  “’Cause 2005 is very close to the peak of the boom and people are saying – well, there could be this dark cloud looming on the horizon,” Richardson said.

KPCC – AirTalk, Aug. 23, 2022 (Audio)
How Have Abortion Rights Changed After The Fall Of Roe And Where Are We Headed?
The national abortion rights landscape has changed quickly following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization. … Sarah McCammon, national correspondent for NPR News covering political, social and cultural divides in America, including abortion and reproductive rights, and Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of law and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine who’s also the author of “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood”, join Larry to discuss where things stand and where they could be headed.

Growing Bolder, Aug. 18, 2022 (Video)GB Now Ep 54: James Hicks
There never will be the elusive fountain of youth, but the closest we’ll ever get is regular exercise. We’re excited to talk to James Hicks, [professor, ecology & evolutionary biology], an internationally known integrative physiologist with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Let’s just say he’s a really smart dude. But what caught our attention is a new class he developed and now teaches at the University of California, Irvine called Exercise as Medicine. A class that examines how and why physical activity can work better than pills.

Leaps.org, Aug. 17, 2022 (Podcast)
Podcast: The Science of Recharging Your Energy with Sara Mednick
My guest for today’s episode is Sara Mednick, author of The Power of the Downstate, a book about the science of relaxation – why it’s so important, the best ways to go about getting more of it, and the time of day when our bodies are biologically suited to enjoy it the most. As a cognitive neuroscientist [and professor] at the University of California, Irvine, Mednick has a great scientific background on this topic.

Previously “In the News”