UCI News

CBS/KCAL9, June 9, 2020 (Video)
UCI Dean Richardson Discusses Recent Protests, Activism on CBS News LA/KCAL
UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson discusses recent protests and activism bringing national attention to anti-Blackness and racism and offers tips for how community members can continue to enact change. Interview recorded on June 9, 2020 by CBS/KCAL News.

The Washington Post, June 11, 2020
Will the Floyd protests lead to police reform? Here’s what we know.
UCI Associate Professor Davin Phoenix and Maneesh Arora write, “For many Americans, the big question is whether these demonstrations lead to policy change to hold police departments and police officers accountable for their use of force. Our ongoing research provides some insights — we found a strong correlation between media attention on policing and policing-related protests, and legislative action on policing issues at the state level.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NPR, June 10, 2020 (Audio)
The Fed Is Throwing Money Around. Not Everyone Is Reaping The Benefits
“There are certain industries that would be at high risk of bankruptcy without these loans and there are other industries that will do just fine,” says Gary Richardson, an economist at the University of California at Irvine and a former Fed historian. … “The U.S. stock market was falling very rapidly at the beginning of this COVID contraction, but once the Fed got into the game of supporting the economy and pulling out all the stops the stock market has gradually recovered,” Richardson says.

Mashable, June 10, 2020
The pandemic’s most bitter pill
Twentieth century physicians, armed with germ theory and soon potent bacteria-killing drugs, could do what previous practitioners couldn’t, explained James Kyung-Jin Lee, the director of the University of California, Irvine Center for Medical Humanities. … This infused the following narrative into the American mind, said Lee: “Yesterday I was healthy. Today I am sick. But I’ll get better tomorrow.” … “We’re now at a point in 2020 when the world has essentially been brought to its knees by this new coronavirus,” said Lee. This narrative isn’t infallible, he emphasized. It’s fragile.

The Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2020
Did You Forget Things During Lockdown? So Did People With Superior Memories
The University of California, Irvine is soon launching a study to understand how the social isolation of the pandemic lockdown has affected memory, mood and emotions, said Dr. Michael Yassa, director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. The test will be offered to a range of subjects, not just those with HSAM. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

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