UCI News

The Economist, Jan. 18, 2018
What Amazon does to wages
David Neumark of the University of California, Irvine, who has written about the impact of Walmart’s growth on retail wages, says Amazon’s highly automated warehouses may not require as many workers who can, say, operate a pallet jack. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, Jan. 18, 2018
Free Science Policy Forum at UCI Aims to be Evidence-Based
A public forum is being held later today at UC Irvine that aims to “create a bridge between scientists, graduate students, policymakers, political candidates and community members,” according to organizers. The Science Policy Group at UCI is a graduate student led group that brings policy-minded scientists and science-minded policy makers together to discuss pertinent societal issues and take local and national action.

The Washington Post, Jan. 15, 2018
White racial resentment has been gaining political power for decades
[UCI] political scientist Michael Tesler has shown that during the Obama presidency, Americans’ opinions about ostensibly nonracial issues such as health care became more closely related to their racial attitudes — as a result of being governed by the first black U.S. president.

Bustle, Jan. 18, 2018
A Couple That Met On Neopets As Kids Got Married In Real Life & They Are Ultimate Couple Goals
For example, a 2017 study out of the University of California, Irvine found that, although parents often worry that teenagers spend too much time online and not enough time offline, the digital behaviors in which many teens engage “serve the same purpose and encompass the same core qualities as face-to-face relationships,” according to Science Daily.

Science News for Students, Jan. 18, 2018
Kids make great citizen scientists
At the beginning of a project, kids often ask about the answer to a research question, says Jennifer Long. She’s coordinates education and outreach at the Center for Environmental Biology at the University of California, Irvine. Students are usually surprised — and excited — to find out that no one actually knows the answer, and that it’s their job to help make discoveries.

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