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The Washington Post, June 11, 2021
The origin and evolution of E3
“There used to be a whole array of gaming magazines, associated with lots of different game companies, and sold at magazine stands, convenience stories, etc. That used to be one of the most important places to learn about new games,” said Bo Ruberg, [assistant] film and media studies professor at the University of California, Irvine. “Now, almost all of those magazines are defunct. Everything is online instead.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

MarketWatch (Barron’s), June 11, 2021
Here Come the Teens: They Can’t Vote, but They’re Old Enough to Buy Stocks.
By age 15 or 16, children tend to make decisions as well as adults under “cold” conditions—when they aren’t pressed for time or stressed in the moment, says [Professor] Candice Odgers, a developmental psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. But under pressure or influence of peers—conditions known as “hot cognition”—they are more likely to make risky choices. And it isn’t until well into adulthood that decision-making becomes more rational and long-term oriented.

Healthline, June 14, 2021
Being Vaccinated Doesn’t Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here’s Why.
“Nothing in the CDC guidelines says to stop wearing a mask,” says Dr. José Mayorga, executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers. “It’s a recommendation, but if you choose to wear one, that’s OK. You shouldn’t be stigmatized.” … “For scientists, it is very understandable that there is this revision of recommendations based on new research,” says Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychology, public health and medicine at the University of California-Irvine. “But for the general public, that could sound very confusing.”

Nautilus, May 26, 2021 (Interview)
Why Misinformation Is About Who You Trust, Not What You Think
Philosophers of science Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, the authors of The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread]—sat down with Nautilus. In their book, O’Connor and Weatherall, both professors at the University of California, Irvine, illustrate mathematical models of how information spreads—and how consensus on truth or falsity manages or fails to take hold—in society, but particularly in social networks of scientists.

KPCC, June 11, 2021 (Audio)
COVID-19: California COVID-19 Cases Plummet To New Lows, CDC Lifts Mask Order For Vaccinated People In Transportation Hubs And More
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil from UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Previously “In the News”