UCI News

The Washington Post, May 22, 2019
How dare she dash in for muffins?
Barbara Sarnecka, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, and her colleagues have studied the moral judgments that often underpin these run-ins, where mothers are judged harshly for seeming to put their own needs above keeping their children safe. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

MarketWatch, May 22, 2019
The line between high school and college is blurring, but is that really a good thing?
Marilyn Garcia has been going to college since she was 14 years old. The now 23-year-old took her first course on a community-college campus when she was a freshman in high school. … Now Garcia is in a sociology Ph.D program at the University of California-Irvine.

Listener, May 22, 2019
Conservatives say they’re happier, but liberals act happier. Here’s why
I was reminded of this during a conversation with a recent visitor to our shores, Peter Ditto of the University of California, Irvine. We were speculating about the intersection of humour and politics. … Ditto and his colleagues have done research using a variety of methods to see if conservatives really are happier than liberals. Much of this work is based on people answering questions in surveys. What happens if we examine what people actually do?

ESPN, May 21, 2019
UCI’s Descraton sharpens up for College League of Legends Championship
Three weeks before the College League of Legends Championship, UC Irvine mid laner Jeffrey “Descraton” Du spent his Friday morning studying a different kind of ADC…. It had nothing to do with preparing to defend his school’s national title against Columbia College this coming Friday, and everything to do with completing his Computer Engineering major on time. … For now, Descraton’s priorities are clear: classes first, Summoner’s Rift second.

Orange County Register, May 21, 2019
South County Senior Summit offers resources, education for older adults
“Orange County alone has more patients afflicted with dementia than in 26 other states,” said Dr. Joshua Grill, a director at UC Irvine’s Institute of Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). “To say that this is a problem that hits close to home is a dramatic understatement.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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