UCI News

Newsweek, June 17, 2020 (Opinion)
Reading Bostock Through a Racial Justice Lens | Opinion
Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “Monday’s ruling marks a milestone for LGBTQ equality. Bostock is the most sweeping victory yet for transgender rights. … A more nuanced view of Bostock takes into account that the platform for racial equality, which ultimately resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, broadly served as the foundation for a better, more inclusive and equal America—and not one that was exclusively about African-American equality.”

The Atlantic, June 16, 2020
When Your Family Spreads Misinformation
Compounding this problem is people’s increased tendency to believe misinformation when it comes from those with whom they have close ties, Cailin O’Connor, an associate professor of philosophy at UC Irvine, told me. … “The closer you perceive yourself to [be to] someone … the more you trust the information they’re sharing,” O’Connor said. “With families I would think, a lot of the time, that kind of closeness would be in place.”

The New York Times, June 16, 2020 (Opinion)
Opinion: ‘We Are Part of the Problem They Protest’
“Racism and anti-blackness have always operated and continue to operate under color of law,” L. Song Richardson, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, told me. Ms. Richardson, who studies implicit racial and gender bias in policing, said, “Part of the reason we’re where we are today is that laws and judges have played their part in being the architects of oppression.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Orange County Business Journal, June 15, 2020
UCI Leads $10 Million Personal Data Privacy Center
The University of California-Irvine will lead a $10 million research center aimed at protecting personal data privacy. … “It is an honor and responsibility to lead one of NSF’s signature projects to address the timely and important problem of personal data protection on the internet,” said principal investigator Athina Markopoulou, professor and chairperson of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UCI. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Thrive Global, June 11, 2020
“Why you need social support.” With Beau Henderson & Dr. Sarah Pressman
As a part of my series about “How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Sarah Pressman, an award-winning associate professor of psychological science in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. … “I think too many leaders rely on the mass application of trendy ideas as opposed to the unique requirements of their workplace and the characteristics of their employees. What positive psychology tells us repeatedly, is that there is no “one size fits all” answer to well-being — culture, sex, age, and circumstance always matter,” said Sarah Pressman.

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