UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Jan. 8, 2018
Song Remains the Same at UCI Law
Song Richardson has a problem saying no, a habit that landed her in academia. … Today she’s the newly appointed dean of the University of California-Irvine School of Law. … Richardson’s vision is to redefine legal education by focusing even more on technology, the global community, and the school’s relationship with the private sector in Orange County. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, Jan 6, 2018
Orange County quits program that exemplified its tough stance on illegal immigration
It’s no surprise that a place that gave rise to some of the most influential immigration enforcement activists in the country would hold on for so long, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine. “It certainly has always been an anchor of right wing populism in the state,” he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, Jan. 5, 2018
UC Irvine grad works to make a self-driving car costing under $10,000
Shaoshan Liu, 33, said the company’s demo vehicle will debut on the global market this year. At its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China, PerceptIn is developing vehicles capable of sensing their environment and navigating without human input. … Liu, who received a Ph.D. in computer engineering and several other degrees from UCI, expects autonomous cars to become common and necessary. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Financial Review, Jan. 7, 2018
Computers and smartphones are driving us to digital distraction
The costs of this distraction are starting to become apparent. I wrote recently about the research of Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine. Prof Mark argues that re-orientating yourself after an interruption tends to take between 20 and 25 minutes. We all know how a moment’s inattention can turn into a clickhole of distractions. She also points out that once we get used to being interrupted by others, we start interrupting ourselves, twitchily checking email or social media in the hope something interesting might turn up.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 7, 2018
A Checklist for Transformative Leaders
Higher-education transformation, which is essential if colleges and universities are to survive in the 21st century, relies on transformative presidential leadership. Twenty-seven years ago, Judy B. Rosener, now a professor emerita in the business school at the University of California at Irvine, wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review that differentiated between “transactional” leadership and “transformative” leadership. The distinction is just as important today as it was then.

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