UCI News

Yahoo Life, Jan. 14, 2021
Watching Capitol riot footage is traumatizing your system
While the tendency might be to believe that simply viewing footage of events from a safe distance should protect us from such traumatic stress, social psychologist Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor in the department of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine, has 20 years of research to show that’s not the case. … That’s especially true now with the Capitol riot, which represents “an unfolding crisis,” she says, “which makes it really difficult to turn away because we’re trying to understand and gain some control over what happened and what will happen.”

Philanthropy News Digest, Jan. 15, 2021
UC Irvine Receives $10.4 million for art history, inclusive computing
The University of California, Irvine has announced a $10.4 million gift from the Steckler Charitable Fund in support of art history scholarship and to establish a center focused on making the field of computing more inclusive. The fund established by alumnus Vincent Steckler (’80) and his wife, Amanda, will allocate $5.4 million to endowed funds that provide experiential learning, research-related travel, mentoring, career-building opportunities, and fellowships to art history graduate and undergraduate students. The remaining $5 million will establish the Center for Responsible, Ethical, and Accessible Technologies (CREATe) within the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences ….

Daily Pilot, Jan. 14, 2021
UC Irvine library highlights materials from I-Ching to Astro Boy in its East Asian Collection
UC Irvine’s East Asian Collection celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020 and has extended its exhibition programming honoring the anniversary through November 2021. A preview inside the largest collection of items in Orange County related to China, Japan and Korea are showcased in the virtual exhibit “From I-Ching to Manga: UCI’s East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

USA Today, Jan. 13, 2021
What the outcry from Kumail Nanjiani’s sculpted body tells us about racism, masculinity standards
There’s a much greater scrutiny for people of color’s bodies than for white bodies, Sabrina Strings, associate professor and undergraduate director of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, says. This stems from the effects of colonization and slavery. “It becomes somehow more natural to try to shame them and stigmatize them on social media, because that’s the kind of treatment that they could expect in real life,” she says.

Broadway World, Jan. 14, 2021
Landmark Contract Ratified By Pacific Symphony Musicians, Management and Local 7 Of The American Federation Of Musicians 
The agreement also formalizes COVID-19 health and safety protocols developed by a joint labor-management committee that worked with UC Irvine epidemiologists and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Elements include regular testing, masking, backstage entrance and exit restrictions, distancing on stage and plastic shields.

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