UCI News

The New York Times, May 28, 2022
How a Mapmaker Became New York’s Most Unexpected Power Broker
Jonathan Cervas … applied and was accepted to graduate school [at UCI], where he would build out the roots of what has become a career-long obsession with redistricting and the effects of gerrymandering. He began studying with [Distinguished Professor] Bernard N. Grofman, a noted political scientist and redistricting expert at [UC] Irvine who “changed my life,” according to Mr. Cervas. In particular, Mr. Grofman encouraged Mr. Cervas’s interest in gerrymandering as well as geographic information systems, sophisticated mapping software that can incorporate reams of data. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

PBS Newshour, May 30, 2022 (Video)
A Brief But Spectacular take on Asian American mental health
Christine Catipon is clinical psychologist at the University of California, Irvine Counseling Center. Growing up Filipina, she says that people around her did not want to talk about mental health. Catipon is now working to dismantle barriers that keep people away from this crucial therapy. She shares her Brief But Spectacular take on Asian American mental health.

The Christian Science Monitor, May 27, 2022
Columbine. Sandy Hook. Parkland. Uvalde. What do we do now? 
David Meyer, a professor of sociology, from the University of California, Irvine who has written about the gun regulation movement, says the anti-abortion movement demonstrated a number of points that the anti-gun violence advocates should keep in mind. It accepted that social change could take a long time. It showed persistence matters. It learned that public opinion helps, but is not definitive. It was unafraid of partisan politics. It did not ignore the courts.

Forbes, May 30, 2022
What A CEO’s Choice Of Sport Says About Their Attitude To Risk
Terry Shevlin, a professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, said in a recent interview that, while he was not sure a candidate’s sporting preferences would necessarily be a “red flag” for recruiters, he felt it was helpful in building a picture of the individual. He added it was “a pretty simple thing” for boards or even auditors to ask the question in order to assess the risk tolerance of executives.

KCBS Radio, May 29, 2022 (Audio)
Scientists sequence first full genome of a Pompeii victim
An international team of researchers has fully sequenced the DNA of a man killed in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.  There have been previous attempts to extract genetic material from the remains preserved by volcanic ash at Pompeii, but this is the first time a complete genome has been recovered from the site. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Liz Saint John spoke with study co-author Fabio Macciardi, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

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