UCI News

Science, May 11, 2017
This robotic exoskeleton could help prevent falls in the elderly
“It’s the first time that someone has rationally dealt with falls by having the robot collaborate with the person,” says David Reinkensmeyer, a biomechanical engineer at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research. “It’s supercool.”

BBC Radio 4, May 8, 2017
Alternate
Aleks speaks with anthropologist Genevieve Bell about the stories we tell; cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman [UC Irvine] and Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University Nick Bostrom.

Education Week, May 9, 2017
Do Parents See Math as ‘Less Useful’ Than Reading?
In a 2007 study, Greg Duncan, an economist and education professor at the University of California, Irvine, and his colleagues used six large-scale longitudinal studies of students to look at what most affected a student’s long-term school outcomes.

Asia Society, May 10, 2017
From ‘Unassimilable’ to ‘Exceptional’: An Evolution of Asian American Stereotypes
University of California, Irvine Sociologist Jennifer Lee researches immigration, education, and race relations – particularly related to Asian Americans. … In an interview with Asia Blog as part of our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month interview series, Lee discussed how stereotypes have evolved and continue to influence Asian Americans, what some takeaways were from the Asian American Voices in the 2016 Election survey, and why the “Asian American” label can sometimes mask challenges that certain Asian ethnic groups face.

Orange County Business Journal, May 10, 2017
UCI, Girls Group Go to Camp
University of California-Irvine and Santa Ana nonprofit Global G.L.O.W. will work this summer to help get 50 at-risk middle-and high-school girls succeed in school and move on to college. The work is between the group and UCI’s Center for Education Partnerships in the form of a week-long residential camp on UCI’s campus-Global G.L.O.W.’s first HerStory Summit.

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