The Orange County Register, Dec. 27, 2022
Meet Orange County’s 125 most influential people for 2022
Andrew Noymer. The UC Irvine [associate professor and] epidemiologist has been remarkably accurate at predicting the course of COVID-19 and has embraced the role of someone who can explain what’s happening to the public. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]
SF Chronicle, Jan. 4, 2023
This map shows which parts of San Francisco are most at risk of flooding
Brett Sanders, a civil and environmental engineering professor at UC Irvine who specializes in creating flood assessments, said rainfall in San Francisco over New Year’s Eve was “an extreme event that probably approaches a 50-to-100 year event or more.” … “The combined effects of a really wet storm with aging infrastructure and with changing land use — collectively, all those three factors led to intense flooding across the region,” Sanders said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Orange Coast Magazine, Jan. 5, 2023
What It’s Like To: Be the Surgeon General of California
[Diana Ramos says:] “My mom would work up to three jobs at a time to afford to send me to the best school she could. She told me, “When I die, I’m not going to leave you rich with money, but I will leave you with something no one can take away from you, and that’s an education.” … I went to USC for undergrad and USC Medical School. I did my residency in OB-GYN and went on to get a master’s in public health at UCLA. And most recently, I received my MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. … I’ve been in public health for more than 17 years, and I understand what the priorities are.”
Insider, Dec. 22, 2022
Toxic perfectionism almost sabotaged my life — here’s how I learned to manage my negative inner thoughts
“The perfectionistic voice tells you that every detail matters, and if you miss one detail, it will ruin the big picture,” says Jessica Borelli, professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine …. According to Borelli, higher levels of perfectionism can have a major impact on your daily life. You may focus on the negatives of your performance while discounting all the positives, or punish yourself if you deliver an “average” performance instead of a flawless one.
New Books Network, Dec. 23, 2022 (Podcast)
What Makes a Book, Song or Movie Popular?
In this conversation (one of my favorite interviews ever), I talk with Noah Askin of the University of California, Irvine about why some popular children’s books, songs, and movies seem to last forever. Is it because the successful ones are similar but different? Is it a fluke? Is it the marketing? Or is it the story that the song/book/movie/anything tells, or is, or is it perhaps the story we make of it. Noah Askin is Assistant Professor of Teaching Organization and Management at UC Irvine in the Paul Merage School of Business.
Previously “In the News”