UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 9, 2019
UCI Law Aims High in 2nd Decade
University of California, Irvine School of Law plans to raise $65 million in the next five years. … One reason for the funding efforts: the law school, now in its 10th year, wants to offer full rides to all current students, according to Dean Song Richardson. “It’s important to attract students regardless of resources. We have always been about inclusive excellence, and diversity is important to our current and future success,” Richardson told the Business Journal last month. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CNN, Dec. 7, 2019
Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny
President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN. … “All communications devices of all senior government officials are targeted by foreign governments. This is not new,” Bryan Cunningham, executive director of the Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute at the University of California-Irvine, told CNN last year.

Medium, Dec. 8, 2019
Three Lessons Learned from Tracking My Time for Two Weeks
By tracking my activities for two weeks, I could see exactly how I spent each of my days. This data allowed me to reallocate my time to better align it with my goals. … According to the study from the University of California Irvine, it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task after resuming an interrupted work. The best way to get rid of these time killers is by becoming aware of the wasted time and its value.

The San Diego Tribune, Dec. 8, 2019
Second study in 3 years finds disparities in local policing, renewing talks of racial bias among officers
Emily Owens, a criminology professor at the University of California, Irvine, said identifying and measuring racial disparity from data sets can be tricky. … She said one of the strategies employed by the ACLU study, using population as a benchmark to establish rates, tends to inflate bias. “If you want to really identify disparity that’s introduced by police officers, you want to try and get a better measure of the population at risk of being stopped by police,” Owens said.

National Post, Dec. 5, 2019
How a B.C. philanthropist who ‘hit the motherlode’ got caught up in the U.S. college admissions scandal
Experts who have studied unethical behaviour have floated a number of theories as to why parents might act in this manner, from worry about intense competition surrounding university admissions to the self-interested desire to preserve membership in society’s upper class. “It’s this kind of rat race of constantly trying to preserve and seek out these status symbols that showcase to others that you’re doing well,” Paul Piff, a psychology professor at the University of California Irvine, told Vox earlier this year.

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