UCI News

Daily Pilot, May 13, 2016
Research backs relationship between health, happiness
Now an associate professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, [Sarah] Pressman is garnering worldwide attention with her groundbreaking studies on the happiness-health connection. Her work has been featured on CBS News, and in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Psychology Today and Time magazine. Even comedian Steven Colbert mentioned her research on his former show, The Colbert Report.

The Washington Post, May 16, 2016
Sorry, Donald Trump. Trade policy won’t help you win Sanders voters.
Michael Tesler, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: For months now, Donald Trump has suggested that his position on trade will help him win over Sen. Bernie Sanders’s voters in the presidential election. … That almost certainly won’t happen.

CNBC, May 13, 2016
How will Didi Chuxing play out for Apple?
Peter Navarro, [professor] University of California, [Irvine] and Sean O’Hara, director of Pacer ETF distributors, discuss Uber’s competition in China. Is Apple using this as a strategy to please Chinese authorities?

Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2016
Relative to ordinary homicides in South L.A., the Grim Sleeper case got a lot of attention
Miles Corwin, who teaches literary journalism at UC Irvine, [writes]: Media coverage leads to police action. When reporters publicize a murder, law enforcement officials may assign more detectives to the investigation.

Bustle, May 13, 2016
11 things that were invented by total accident
Lifetime running battery. … A researcher named Mya Le Thai was tinkering about the University of California, Irvine lab, and decided to coat gold nanowires in manganese dioxide and cocoon them in a Plexiglas-like gel. The thin gel allowed it to charge and discharge a battery an unlimited amount of times without damaging the delicate wires. This discovery could have huge impacts on earth’s energy consumption.

Orange County Register, May 16, 2016
Fatal drug overdoses reach 10-year high in Orange County
The number of people dying of drug overdoses in Orange County has soared to the highest levels in at least a decade.  … “We have a community at risk,” said Dr. Padma Gulur, a pain specialist at UC Irvine Health. “It’s so concerning.”

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