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CBS News, Jan. 9, 2020
Robots: Now coming to a workplace near you
“The easiest, most repetitive and routine tasks are the most likely to be automated,” said Pramod Khargoneker, a future of work expert who is vice chancellor for research at the University of California at Irvine. “Robots have a harder time doing physical work in an environment that is unruly or unpredictable.”

U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News), Jan. 10, 2020
Family’s Social Standing May Be Key to Happiness for Teens
“The amount of financial resources children have access to is one of the most reliable predictors of their health and life chances,” said Candice Odgers, a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. “But these findings show that how young people see their family’s place in a hierarchical system also matters. Their perceptions of social status were an equally good, and often stronger, indicator of how well they were going to do with respect to mental health and social outcomes,” Odgers explained in a university news release.

Campus Technology, Jan. 8, 2020
8 Ways to Get Started with Esports
The global esports market will generate $1.4 billion in revenue in 2020, and is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent year-over-year, according to a forecast from esports analytics firm Newzoo. That trajectory led the University of California, Irvine‘s Division of Continuing Education to develop an esports management certificate program designed to help students “turn a passion for gaming into a viable career,” according to Stephane Muller, instructor for the program and director of business and technology programs at the university.

CNN, Jan. 10, 2020
Taiwan goes to the polls amid fears of Beijing’s influence and fake news
“Tsai [Ing-wen] may win this upcoming presidential election, but her ability to push policy will be severely limited if the DPP loses the (legislature),” according to Lev Nachman, a Taiwan politics expert at the University of California [Irvine]. “Contention among smaller parties who previously worked with the DPP will further hinder Tsai’s odds of a successful second term. In the face of this power split among parties, Taiwanese politics is undoubtedly facing a hard four years.”

Parade, Jan. 10, 2020
Want to Live to 100? Living in One of These 8 U.S. Cities Will Help!
When the University of California, Irvine studied habits of those over age 90, talking to neighbors ranked high. Community engagement is rich in this city’s distinct and tight-knit neighborhoods, more than 90 of them.

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