UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 5, 2018
Hill Climber
[UCI Foundation board chair Julie] Hill, who said she leads with a light touch and a drive to inspire, became chairwoman in June, with a goal to boost cooperation between academics, the administration and trustees. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KTLA 5, Feb. 5, 2018
Dow Plunges Nearly 1,200 Points, Largest Single-Day Point Decline in Its History
Christopher Schwarz, director at the UC Irvine Center for Investment and Wealth Management, says while Monday’s more than 1,100 point loss was big, you have to look at it from a percentage standpoint and remember how high the market has been rising over the past several years.

NBC News, Feb. 5, 2018
Supreme Court won’t block new Pennsylvania congressional maps
Rick Hasen, an election law expert and professor at the University of California, Irvine, said Monday’s refusal to take the case is a sign that “all is not partisan politics” at the Supreme Court. “If it were, surely Justice Alito would have ruled to help Republicans in their Pennsylvania House races in 2018,” he said.

New York Magazine, Feb. 6, 2018
How to Survive a Cringe Attack
[Nima] Veiseh is one of just 60 or so people in the world who is thought to have a highly superior autobiographical memory, or HSAM, a condition discovered in 2006 by scientists at the University of California at Irvine. He remembers nearly every day of his life in vivid detail. … [James] McGaugh was part of the team of scientists who first discovered this remarkable memory ability, and he explained to me his theory about why the two HSAMers I talked to had such a hard time recalling an embarrassing episode from their past.

Thrillist, Feb. 6, 2018
7 Ways to Make Facebook, Instagram & Your Social Media Life Less Stressful
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine found that during a crisis (in this case, an active shooter lockdown on a university campus) people who received unofficial or conflicting information from social media reported higher levels of stress. “When official information is not readily available, people are going to look at information wherever they can,” says Nickolas Jones, a doctoral student at UC Irvine and the senior author of the study.

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