Daily Mail, Jan. 6, 2016
Parents, put down your phones! Distracted mothers can damage their baby’s brain development by not giving ‘consistent care’
Dr. Tallie Baram and her team at the University of California, Irvine, have shown that consistent rhythms and patterns of maternal care seem to be crucially important for the developing brain. They said it needs “predictable and continuous stimuli to ensure the growth of robust neuron networks.”
KCRW, Jan. 5, 2016
Real talk on LA’s crime uptick
Last week’s breaking news in Los Angeles included the first rise in all categories of crime for the first time in 10 years. Mayor Garcetti and the LAPD will address the issue next week. But there’s another side to the story. Recent figures show that, “yes, Rodney King, we can all get along.” … Guests: … Charis Kubrin, UC Irvine.
The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, Jan. 6, 2016
Understanding China’s contradictions, and its rise
Peter Navarro is professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine and author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World. He tells The Takeaway that the U.S. has missed an opportunity in Asia, especially as China continues to grow economically and militarily.
The Atlantic, Jan. 6, 2016
The triumph of email
White-collar workers check their inboxes an average of 77 times a day, according to research by Gloria Mark, an informatics professor at the University of California, Irvine. (If that sounds low to you, she found some workers check email far more frequently, up to 343 times a day or more.) The more time people spend focused on email, Mark has found, the less happy and productive they are.
Daily Pilot, Jan. 5, 2016
Men’s volleyball preview: UCI faces tough road
Entering his fourth season as UC Irvine men’s volleyball coach, David Kniffin has been the players’ leader, mentor, role model, friend and adviser. But with the 2016 Anteaters, he said he has also been, to a small degree, a hazing victim. “These players sure act like they want to work hard, and every time I throw a challenge at them, they take it and run with a little smile,” Kniffin said of a team … who are ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll.
Previously “In the News”