UCI News

NPR, March 15, 2016
Forget about it: Your middle-aged brain is not on the decline
[Susanne] Jaeggi, who now teaches at the University of California, Irvine, says scientists have long thought that you cannot increase fluid intelligence. But Jaeggi and Martin Buschkuehl …. decided to focus on working memory − that is, your ability to hold information in your head as you manipulate, juggle and update it. “Working memory … is kind of the cardiovascular functioning of the brain,” Jaeggi says.

The Washington Post, March 15, 2016
6 things you need to know about Côte d’Ivoire in the wake of Sunday’s attack
Carrie Reiling
, Ph.D. candidate in political science at UC Irvine, [writes]: On Sunday, March 13, in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, at least 15 civilians and three soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack that surprised many in the country, which is emerging from a decade of conflict and electoral crises into one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. … We ask and answer six questions about Sunday’s attack and the general Ivorian context.

Reader’s Digest, March 15, 2016
Dr. Phil’s 6 rules for emotionally coping with type 2 diabetes
The more you know, the more control you’ll have over your diabetes diagnosis. “The partnership with your healthcare professional is a critical part of this,” says Pamela Kushner, M.D., FAAFP, a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Blogher, March 15, 2016
Asian American equal pay day: Not the model minority
According to UC Irvine Sociology Professor Jennifer Lee, Asian Americans earn less compared to their white colleges of similar educational background, region of residence and other similar factors. … As Lee said in a speech at Columbia University: “For example, Marilyn Fernandez found that Asian engineers in the Bay Area are less likely to be promoted to managerial positions than their White counterparts, even after controlling for age, education, years on the job, and performance evaluations.”

The Sacramento Bee, March 15, 2016
UC grad students drive innovation, merit state aid
Julius Edson, a graduate student in chemical engineering at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: On Wednesday, I’m taking a break my from chemical engineering research to join other UC graduate students in Sacramento. Our message to lawmakers: Graduate students are the engines that drive California innovation – think Tesla, but a whole lot cheaper.

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