UCI News

The New York Times, June 7, 2019
New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It
Those in their 60s “never do better, and often do worse,” than those a decade or two younger, said David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, who oversaw the research as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2017. It is toughest for women, who suffer more age discrimination than men starting in their 40s, the researchers found. “The evidence of age discrimination against women kind of pops out in every study,” Mr. Neumark said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The Washington Post, June 6, 2019
The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’
“The Fed never had to rescue the economy from past presidents’ trade wars, or from policies that presidents embarked upon against the wishes of advisers,” said Gary Richardson, an economics professor at the University of California at Irvine who used to be the official Fed historian. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2019
With political power at stake, Supreme Court is set to rule on gerrymandering and the census
“It’s hard to overstate the significance of the census and partisan gerrymandering cases,” said Leah Litman, a law professor at UC Irvine and a former Supreme Court clerk. “Upholding the addition of the citizenship question and forgoing any judicial oversight of partisan gerrymandering would allow Republican minorities to entrench their political power for decades,” Litman said. “They will make our ‘representative’ branches less representative and our democracy less democratic.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Desert Sun, June 6, 2019
Integrative medicine becomes a focus for treating the uninsured
About 20 percent of the Santa Ana clinic’s patients lack health insurance, and a majority of others are on Medi-Cal, said Dr. David Kilgore, a clinical faculty member at UCI Health who oversees the clinic’s programs. He said the clinic and its programs are largely funded by grants from the Newport Beach-based Samueli Foundation, a philanthropic organization run by Henry and Susan Samueli.

T.H.E. Journal, June 6, 2019
Institute of Play Closing Down, Handing Work over to UC Irvine
The organization said it would hand over its learning assets to the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine. … UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab was launched in 2017 as an interdisciplinary hub focused on learner-centered innovations in education technology, including game-based learning. The lab is sponsored by the university’s School of Information and Computer Sciences, School of Education and School of Social Sciences, as well as the UC Humanities Research Institute.

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