UCI News

Inc., May 4, 2017
It Takes 23 Minutes to Recover from a Distraction at Work. Here’s How to Minimize Calls, Emails, and Alerts
Interruptions can add up. According to estimates based on a recent UC Irvine study, refocusing your efforts after just one interruption can take up to 23 minutes. That same study found that the average worker switched tasks on average every three minutes.

Mic, May 4, 2017
Racist and sexist behavior in esports is exposing what regular gamers experience every day
So, what effect do these more high-profile incidents have on the gaming world at large? Do they spark change within communities or simply model bad behavior that normal gamers will be all too eager to emulate? We spoke with Kat Lo — a Ph.D. student and researcher in online communities and harassment at University of California, Irvine — to suss it all out.

Nature, May 4, 2017
Human noise in US parks threatens wildlife
“I was frankly shocked to learn how noisy humans have made some of the most remote places on the continent,” says Charlie Zender, an atmospheric physicist at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the research.

Orange County Business Journal, May 3, 2017
UCI Prof Named to Science Academy
University of California-Irvine said Professor James Randerson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. … Randerson is set to lead UCI’s new Center for Geospatial Data Solutions for Climate & the Environment, with the goal of “moving toward more reliable solutions to environmental problems and applying those solutions at a more local level,” according to UCI.

The Atlantic, May 5, 2017
License to Speak
Alexei A. Maradudin, research professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine, was one of the original authors of the intersection-crossing paradigm. In a phone interview he said, “I’m pretty well convinced he’s right.”

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