UCI News

MarketWatch, Dec. 7, 2018
Growing old with your parents is the new reality
Gerontologist Kerry Burnight sees the potential for “beautiful” relationships that can reduce a late-life risk factor: loneliness, which she calls a public health crisis. … “Research shows us older people who are socially isolated have a significant increase in cognitive impairment and higher risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease,” she said. As founder and former director of the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center at University of California, Irvine, Burnight warns that there is the potential of exploitation in some aging families.

CNN, Dec. 7, 2018
Supreme Court discussing partisan gerrymandering behind closed doors Friday
Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, notes that Brett Kavanaugh, [Justice Anthony] Kennedy’s replacement, has not ruled on the issue as a judge. “But his overall judicial philosophy suggests he’s likely to join with other conservatives and hold that courts have no business policing the political drawing of lines under the U.S. Constitution,” Hasen said.

SXSW, Dec. 5, 2018
Constance Steinkuehler, Mark Deppe, Michael Prindiville, and Peter Levin Announced as Featured Speakers for SXSW Gaming 2019
We are thrilled to have Constance Steinkuehler (Professor of Informatics) and Mark Deppe (Director of Esports) from the University of California, Irvine … join the 2019 Featured Speaker lineup at SXSW Gaming. … With esports teams forming at the high school level, Deppe and Steinkuehler will analyze the results of a study conducted at the University of California, Irvine on how connecting teens’ vast esports interest with education will yield emotional and skill development to prepare them for a larger, increasingly connected world.

The Conversation, Dec. 6, 2018
Why Tumblr’s ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth
Tumblr has served as an essential outlet for LGBTQ youth in relation to other popular platforms. Alexander Cho, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine, has written about Tumblr’s “queer ecosystem” where “users circulate porn, flirt, provide support to deal with homophobia as well as advice on coming out…” Cho has found that queer youth of colour experience Facebook as a space of “default publicness” and prefer Tumblr for sharing intimate and personal content.

Orange Coast Magazine, Dec. 4, 2018
Can’t-Miss Events in Orange County This Month (December 2018)
Bobby Rodriguez, Latin Jazz Christmas, Dec. 2. Jazz trumpeter and Grammy nominee [UCI Lecturer] Rodriguez has performed and recorded with world-class musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Poncho Sanchez, and Ray Charles. In this concert, he leads a Latin jazz ensemble in his own signature versions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas Song,” and more.

Previously “In the News”