UCI News

The New York Times, June 1, 2018
Seven Republican Districts in California Favored Clinton. Can Democrats Flip Them in November?
The 2016 outcome was more about “depressed Republican turnout and heightened Democratic turnout” than “some major shift in partisan preferences,” according to Mark Petracca, associate dean for the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

The Atlantic, June 1, 2018
Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
But a new study, published last week, has cast the whole concept into doubt. The researchers—NYU’s Tyler Watts and UC Irvine’s Greg Duncan and Hoanan Quan—restaged the classic marshmallow test, which was developed by the Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel in the 1960s.

Daily Pilot, May 31, 2018
Former Broadway performer directs UCI’s ‘American Idiot’ production
Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students. … “The cool thing about university life is that the cast are your students,” Palermo said. “So, I’m training them all year round. So hopefully, when we get into production, you see your labors into fruition. We can take our real world experience and immediately give it to our students here.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, May 31, 2018
Local leaders, NIMBY residents to blame for homeless housing scarcity, Orange County Grand Jury says
The grand jury leaned on a 2017 study undertaken by United Way Orange County and UC Irvine researchers in considering the public cost of inaction on addressing the chronically homeless.

The Seattle Times, June 1, 2018
Open office too distracting? How to find focus
A University of California, Irvine study reported that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain focus after being interrupted, which can drain the workday with multiple stalls.

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