UCI News

The Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2016
A key reason young people don’t support Hillary Clinton? They don’t have daughters.
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at UC Irvine [writes]: Why would having a daughter matter more for younger Americans than it does for older voters? Here are two complimentary explanations.

Orange County Register, Feb. 9, 2016
UCI volunteers give technology tips to Irvine seniors
“I want to take a picture of the book, email it to myself and post the photo on Facebook,” the 73-year-old told UC Irvine junior Bryan Nguyen on Friday. Nguyen and other members of the UCI chapter of Delta Epsilon Mu spent two hours … offering one-on-one technology tutorials to seniors interested in learning how to use their smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Salon, Feb. 10, 2016
“More corporate money in our elections”: Believe it or not, big money is about to get even more powerful
With both sides of the presidential campaign intensifying, and with the IRS making news earlier this week when it comes to dark money (more on this later), Salon decided to call UC Irvine School of Law’s Richard Hasen, campaign finance expert and author of Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. We spoke over the phone, and you can find an edited version of our conversation below.

WDET, Feb. 10, 2016
Highsmith: Flint crisis a long time coming and could have been prevented
Andrew Highsmith
is an associate professor of history, with a specialization in race, class and urban issues as well as public policy, at University of California, Irvine. He’s also the author of Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan and the Fate of the American Metropolis. Highsmith joins Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson. Here are a few highlights from their conversation.

Reuters, Feb. 10, 2016
Study finds concerning trends among Dutch assisted suicide cases
“To me that’s very concerning,” said [Aaron] Kheriaty, a psychiatrist and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the University of California, Irvine. Some of the conditions listed in the cases are potentially treatable, he said. “I think when we open the door to assisted suicide for psychiatric patients, we risk abandoning patients when there may be hope,” said Kheriaty, who was not involved with the new study.

The Huffington Post, Feb. 9, 2016
The surprising reason you can’t stop checking Facebook
A new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine finds that poor sleep can lead to compulsive Facebook checking, as well as to decreases in mood and productivity. … Indeed, it seems that sleep troubles and excessive social media surfing create a vicious cycle.

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