UCI News

Orange Coast Magazine, March 8, 2022
Kickass Women of O.C.: 2022 Edition
Brooke Weitzman, Co-founder of Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in Santa Ana. As a public law attorney, she champions the rights of homeless people and fights to achieve housing for all. Weitzman has helped initiate more humane treatment of homeless people by law enforcement and local governments through legal action—in particular, a landmark 2018 federal civil rights case in Orange County. The UC Irvine Law School graduate is one of two lawyers who opened Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in early 2017, providing low-cost legal services.

Times Higher Education, March 10, 2022
Doctoral writing classes work, randomised trial finds
Doctoral writing classes significantly reduce feelings of anxiety among PhD candidates about receiving negative feedback or rejection while also improving research habits, a new study says. Lead author Barbara Sarnecka, professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine, said she hoped that the study would provide much-needed evidence for the importance of this type of training …. [and]  hoped that the study could debunk the misconception that “writing the dissertation happens separately from the other parts of the research.

History, March 10, 2022
5 Causes of the Great Depression
Things were so bad that of all the days of unemployment experienced by individual American workers in American history, half occurred during the Great Depression, according to University of California, Irvine economics Professor Gary Richardson, who has done extensive research on that period and the subject of downturns in general. …  “For something to be as bad as the Great Depression, you really need multiple things going wrong, in the U.S. and around the world,” Richardson says.

The Washington Post, March 9, 2022
Facebook and Twitter could let Trump back online. But he’s still a danger.
Richard Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science writes, “The communications and technology revolution over the past few decades that brought us a proliferation of cable channels, on-demand video and extensive social media has created new threats to the integrity of elections. Never before this new era of “cheap speech” have political candidates and others had the ability to communicate false and inflammatory claims of election manipulation directly and repeatedly to voters to influence their views about the legitimacy and fairness of elections.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

Daily Pilot, March 9, 2022 (Column)
Apodaca: ‘Dysregulated anger’ has us erupting over the smaller things
A lot of folks seem excessively angry these days. … In search of some insight on the matter, I consulted one of the world’s top experts on anger, Raymond W. Novaco, Ph.D., a UC Irvine psychology professor who is frequently credited for coining the term “anger management.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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