UCI News

BBC, June 30, 2020
What makes people stop caring?
“It’s also a cyclical pattern,” says Roxane Silver, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine and one of the study’s authors. “The more stressed you are the more you are likely to be engaged with the media. And it can be hard to break the pattern, especially when the news is bad. The more news, the more stress, the more stress the more news.”

The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2020
Netflix to Invest $100 Million in Black Community’s Financial Institutions
Mr. Mitchell said he was inspired by the book “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap” and reached out to its author, Mehrsa Baradaran [UCI law professor], for guidance. Ms. Baradaran said she hoped Netflix’s move will send a message to other corporations that “they can do something with capital and not just make statements on social media.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

Orange County Register, June 29, 2020
State puts Orange County on coronavirus watch list
Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UC Irvine’s public health program and an expert in social epidemiology, said that early in the pandemic, Orange County residents did a good job of heeding public health warnings and slowing the virus’s spread from the outset. But lately, several factors, including shelter-in-place fatigue and a longing for summer sun, have made locals complacent, Boden-Albala said in an interview last week. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, June 30, 2020 (Contributor)
Will COVID-19 save higher education?
Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director of the Center for Digital Transformation and Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Business and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business, UCI writes, “We must reinvent education as a software enterprise, employing platform strategies and harnessing software industry practices like open source, modular, and agile development. Doing so will unleash rapid innovation allowing universities to deliver on the promise of higher education.”

Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2020
He worked hard to find a job after a nonprofit paid his bail. Then the coronavirus hit
That means that thousands of people who were recently released from custody, including those who got out early because of how dangerous it is to be inside a packed jail or prison during a pandemic, are competing for jobs against those who may have longer work histories, no record and more education, said Bryan Sykes, associate professor of criminology, law and society at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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