UCI News

Slate, Aug. 24, 2016
Our assessment of parents is more informed by moral judgment than actual risks
Developmental psychologists Ashley Thomas and Barbara Sarnecka and philosopher Kyle Stanford, all from the University of California, Irvine, devised an experiment for which they made up six stories about parents leaving children of various ages unattended for various periods of time and asked their 1,500 participants to rate both safety risks and the morality of the parents involved.

The New York Times, Aug. 24, 2016
Life expectancy falls by 5 years for Syrian men, new analysis finds
The healthiest tend to flee wars, leaving the sickest behind, dragging the measure down. One modern analogy for Syria was the Spanish Civil War, said Andrew Noymer, a demographer at the University of California, Irvine. A sharp, sudden decline in life expectancy is a reflection of a painful present, but not necessarily a difficult future. Americans lost 12 years of life expectancy in the flu pandemic of 1918, but the measure recovered a year later, Professor Noymer said.

Orange County Register, Aug. 24, 2016
Back to school bittersweet
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: This week, I began my 37th year as a law professor and feel just as excited about the start of school as when I taught my initial class in August 1980. But this week I also took my daughter, my youngest of four children, to start college in New York and feel both excitement for her and the wistfulness of a huge phase of my life being over.

Cronkite News, Aug. 24, 2016
What you need to know about millennials and politics
Some states also passed legislation that seem to target millennials, said Russell Dalton, a political science professor at University of California, Irvine … Millennials define citizenship not as voting, “but being concerned about other people,” Dalton said … [and] are not just going through a liberal-leaning, two-party-hating, nonvoting phase. This trend might fade as the generation ages, but millennials will never be as conventional as their parents, Dalton said.

Daily Pilot, Aug. 24, 2016
Rams teammates get a real dose of chemistry in UCI demos
In just one 15-minute session, UC Irvine professor Jennifer Prescher showed the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive linemen how to shatter, crush and burn the competition – with chemistry.

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