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The Washington Post, June 30, 2020
Americans are living in a big ‘anger incubator.’ Experts have tips for regulating our rage.
“We’re living, in effect, in a big anger incubator,” said Raymond Novaco, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has expertise in anger assessment and treatment.  … “The most important lesson concerning anger control is not to get angry in the first place,” said Novaco. … We might need to remind ourselves, he said, that we have “a problem here that needs to be solved, not a threat that calls for an attack.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

MarketWatch, June 29, 2020
Another thing your ZIP code determines: Your experience with student debt
“Any of the stuff that you’re looking at that is credit-based — which is everything in America — Black families pay a higher interest rate, they pay higher for everything,” said Mehrsa Baradaran, a professor at University of California, Irvine’s Law School. “Student loans are particularly pernicious because you’re just saddling the next generation with the historic wrongs that the generation prior had.”

Mashable, June 29, 2020
What you need to know about systemic racism
Let’s take healthcare for example. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the disproportionately high rate of COVID-19 deaths among Black people in the U.S. is not mere happenstance. Instead, this racial disparity is the result of a host of structural conditions that (ultimately) got their roots in slavery, as Dr. Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, argued in the New York Times.

Ms. Magazine, June 29, 2020
Policing in America: A Tale of Race, Sex and Violence
On today’s inaugural show, we focus on policing in America, examining race, sex and violence.  We specifically take up women and policing, elevating the stories and experiences of women—a perspective often absent from mainstream conversation. Host: Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law; guests: L. Song Richardson, UCI dean and Chancellor’s Professor of law …. She is an expert in implicit bias and has a groundbreaking article co-authored with Catherine Fisk on police unions.

Orange County Business Journal, June 29, 2020
Once a Model County, OC Cases Now Rising
“We went from doing extremely well in flattening the curve to seeing a disturbing spike in cases,” notes Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the new public health school at the University of California, Irvine. “We had a false sense of security.” … “We never got that initial peak of cases, but that didn’t mean that we had gotten rid of coronavirus. Now, many are getting back to their normal lives, not wearing masks, gathering in groups and not being vigilant,” Boden-Albala said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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