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Bloomberg, Jan. 23, 2020 (Podcast – audio)
The Impact of a Decade of Citizens United on Politics (Podcast)
Richard Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, discusses the ten year anniversary of the Citizens United case and how it has changed politics in this country. He speaks to host June Grasso.

The Millions, Jan. 24, 2020
Hong Kong and ‘The Hunger Games’
Hana Meihan Davis and Jeffery Wasserstrom [UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of History] write, “In exchanging ideas about the work of Suzanne Collins, we found that we both had The Hunger Games on our minds five years ago, around the time we each first caught sight of the original Hong Kong Lennon Wall.”

U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 21, 2020
How to Stay in Control When Your Job Is Stressful
A study from the University of California, Irvine, and Humboldt University found that one cost of having your work interrupted is a higher level of stress. According to the researchers, “people compensate for interruptions by working faster, but this comes at a price: experiencing more stress, higher frustration, time pressure and effort.” Interruptions were found to be stress-inducing after just 20 minutes, increasing the amount of frustration and pressure that people felt to stay on task.

Physics World, Jan. 24, 2020
Fungal ‘shrapnel’ bursts into the atmosphere
Fragments of fungal cells just 30 nm across have been found in the atmosphere at concentrations much higher than expected, according to experiments by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, US. … Michael Lawler [assistant project specialist] and colleagues, who are in James Smith’s group at UC Irvine, have detected smaller fungal particles being released during episodic bursts into the air over a rural area.

Medium Forge, Jan. 24, 2020
Why the Digital Age Is Not Destroying Friendship

As a society, we are pondering the effects — psychological and physiological — of the digital age on relationships and on our psychological health. … “The way that young people are connecting digitally mirrors the way that they connect off-line,” says psychologist Candice Odgers of the University of California, Irvine.

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