UCI News

The Conversation, Aug. 28, 2015
Is there a teaching moment in the Ashley Madison hack?
Peter Krapp, professor of film & media studies at University of California, Irvine … But in the information age, using your home address, credit card information and work-related email address to sign up for a service that promises illicit connections is so careless that it constitutes a teaching moment.

Marketplace, Aug. 27, 2015
China’s Wanda buys Ironman race series
Wanda says triathlons are “on the cusp of explosion” in China, but Jeff Wasserstrom at University of California, Irvine is skeptical. “Well, we’ve heard stories about skiing being poised to explode, we’ve been hearing about other things,” he says. “But they are real niche things, and there is a bit of oversell.”

The Independent, Aug. 28, 2015
How tweeting the Virginia shootings can affect your mental (and physical) health for years to come
Roxane Cohen Silver, [UCI psychology professor] … As a psychologist who studies the impact of repeated exposure to graphic images of horror, I can say unequivocally that there is no benefit to looking at those images.

The Washington Post, Aug. 28, 2015
The ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ of stereotyping Asian American students
[Jennifer] Lee, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, is an author of the new book “The Asian American Achievement Paradox,” which examines how stereotypes based on race can determine students’ chances for success. For their research, she and co-author Min Zhao surveyed hundreds of students like Ophelia – children of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants who felt they were treated differently because of their race.

Los Angeles Review of Books, Aug. 21, 2015
The odd couple: On political dissent and the remarkable similarities between Mark Twain and Yu Hua
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of history … What if Yu Hua had become the first Chinese author, still based in China, to win a Nobel Prize for Literature? And, secondly, was Mark Twain a dissident? I’ve been pondering this pair of questions about two of my favorite authors ….

Southern California, Public Radio, Aug. 28, 2015
Art show explores past, future of Vietnamese in Orange County
A new exhibition in Orange County … called, Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories, includes photographs, oral history and new original work by artist Trinh Mai. Take Two stopped by for a preview with three key people behind the show: Linda Trinh Vo, Co-Director/Co-Curator; Tram Le, Co-Director/Co-Curator, Trinh Mai, Exhibition Designer & Artist-in-Residence. …. UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) in partnership with OC Parks.