UCI News

Fresh Cup Magazine, July 2019
How to be Inclusive with your Payment Methods
In a cafe, you really can see one of the compelling cases for cashlessness,” says [Dean of UCI School of Social Sciences] Bill Maurer, director of IMTFI…”It moves people through the line quickly, and if that’s what your business is about–getting people’s order and getting them served, moving them down the line to get to the next customer to increase your quota and your volume–then cashlessness is appealing” … “Some states are worried about [going cashless] because you start to set up the conditions for discrimination against people based on income, based on whether or not they have a bank account,” says Maurer.

Longreads, July 24, 2019
…let me tell you about my first book …
Erika Hayasaki teaches nonfiction storytelling at the University of California, Irvine, where she is an associate professor in the literary journalism program. [She said] “When I wrote my first book, I think I was a respectable writer with a solid track record. But when it came to book writing, I had blind spots, even at the level of basic craft issues. I’ve studied nonfiction writing a lot more intensely since I wrote my first book, thanks to teaching and being part of a program at the University of California, Irvine that focuses on narrative nonfiction storytelling ….”

Houston Chronicle, July 23, 2019
Are employee naps good for business?
Sara Mednick, an associate professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine, is one of many sleep researchers who have demonstrated that naps improve our memories, make us more creative and less anxious, prevent mistakes and help us retain more of what we learn. … So, a quick nap at work “is a great idea,” according to Mednick. “It’s so much healthier than caffeine. It’s so much better for people,” she said.

103.7 The Loon, July 22, 2019
The Secret to a Long Life, Alcohol, Coffee, and Being Overweight?
University of California’s Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders released this research on living beyond your 90th birthday. According to researchers “People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained,” and that “people who were overweight in their 70’s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.”.

Fox Sports, July 16, 2019
StaTuesday: How slugger Hiura’s start compares to other Brewers rookies
Keston Hiura has been the Milwaukee Brewers’ top prospect since June 12, 2017 — the day he was drafted in the first round of the MLB draft. Selected ninth overall by Milwaukee, Hiura joined the Brewers organization after posting an astounding .442 batting average and 1.260 OPS as a junior at UC Irvine. … Hiura’s eight homers through 31 games played are the most for any rookie in Brewers franchise history.

Previously “In the News”