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The Orange County Register, Dec. 27, 2022
Meet Orange County’s 125 most influential people for 2022
James S. Bullock, [UCI dean and professor of physical sciences], recently served as the chair of the User Committee for the James Webb Space Telescope, which he and other space-oriented minds were tasked with helping to select and organize the scientific projects the $10 billion telescope is undertaking from its distant vantage. The telescope became fully operational on July 11 when it captured the first never before seen science-quality images that showcased countless galaxies across space. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The New York Times, Jan. 2, 2023
This Land Becomes Their Land. New U.S. Citizens Hit a 15-Year High
Newly minted voters could be crucial in states like Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan and Arizona, whose large naturalized-citizen electorates have been influential. Many more permanent residents in such battleground states are likely to naturalize in coming years. “These new voters are ripe for mobilization and will help determine which party comes to dominate in these states,” said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. “Needless to say, these states determine which party wins the presidency.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Forbes, Dec. 30, 2022
Five Game-Changing Gifts To Higher Education In 2022
Trend 4: More Money For Mental Health. The worsening mental health of students and children has been a tricky yet urgent problem for colleges and schools in recent years, especially in the wake of Covid-19-related campus shutdowns. This year, philanthropists have taken note. … In February, the University of California, Irvine received $57.7 million for depression research and treatment from the estate of Audrey Steele Burnand.

CNBC – Make It, Dec. 22, 2022
The holidays may feel ‘normal’ again this year—but Covid has changed them in 3 ways you might not expect
But Covid has still changed the way we celebrate with others, even if we don’t fully realize it, experts say …. “At least for the time being, we know it has really changed the whole tenor of the way in which we engage with people in almost every circumstance, including the holidays,” Jessica Borelli, a psychological science professor at UC Irvine, tells CNBC Make It. …

Barron’s, Dec. 22, 2022
Elon Musk Needs a Twitter CEO. Potential Candidates Will Want Boundaries.
Travis Howell, a [assistant] professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine, believes the most likely candidate for the CEO job at Twitter would be someone Musk knows well and has garnered mutual trust… “He’s described himself as a ‘nano-manager’ before, and that’s just a very intense micromanager,” Howell says of Musk. “I think he could have a hard time with someone else in that position while he’s just kind off on the sidelines. But who knows? We’ll see.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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