UCI News

The New York Times, Dec. 11, 2021
As U.S. Nears 800,000 Virus Deaths, 1 of Every 100 Older Americans Has Perished
“You can say, ‘They would have died anyway’ about any death, because we’re not immortal,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine. “The point is you’re multiplying years of life lost by hundreds of thousands of deaths.’’ [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 10, 2021
Smash-and-grabs, California, and the limits of criminal justice reform
News reports linking smash-and-grabs to the sentencing reductions of Prop. 47 greatly disturb Charis Kubrin, a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. “We do not need to undo the criminal justice reforms, particularly Proposition 47,” she says. Research, including her own, shows no connection between lowering sentences for theft and rising crime rates, she says.

Simon Foundation, Dec. 9, 2021
Boosting the Brain’s Brakes to Beat Memory Loss
“From a computational perspective, hyperactivity in the hippocampus reduces the capacity to discriminate among similar memories,” says Michael Yassa, a neuroscientist, [professor and co-director, Center of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory], at the University of California, Irvine. Without adequate separation, new memories can override previously formed representations.

Yahoo Finance, Dec. 11, 2021
Dorsey’s exit from Twitter reveals shortening ‘shelf life’ of tech’s CEO-founders
“There’s definitely a shelf life to founder CEOs,” Travis Howell, assistant professor of strategy at the University of California, Irvine, told Yahoo Finance in an interview. “They’re great at the beginning and for a while, but after they IPO, their value to the organization declines precipitously,” the business professor added.

The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 13, 2021
California would hire more than 1,000 more firefighters under state senator’s proposal
Fire seasons in California have been getting longer and worse, and climate change is expected to increase the likelihood and size of fires, according to a recent study led by a University of California, Irvine researcher and published in the journal Science Advances.

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