UCI News

The New York Times, May 6, 2019
Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.
With the growing body of European legislation, “there will be a lower standard for protection of freedom of expression,” said David Kaye, a University of California, Irvine, law professor whom the United Nations appointed to spotlight government efforts to restrict free speech. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Orange County Business Journal, May 6, 2019
OC 50 The Scholars
Howard Gillman, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine. … Appointed as sixth chancellor in 2014. Established Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. Increased annual research support by more than $100 million, setting university record. … UCI ranks No. 7 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report … No. 1 in nation among public universities for “best value,” according to Forbes. … First generation college student earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees in political science at University of California, Los Angeles. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Marketplace, May 6, 2019 (Audio)
Remote offices find creative workarounds as more Americans stay home
But it’s not as simple as just giving employees a laptop and sending them home, said Judith Olson, a professor of informatics and computer science at UC Irvine. Moving people out of the office can make simple collaborative tasks much less efficient. … That means workers have to go to greater lengths to communicate, which can breed distrust, even in instances that would seem totally benign with someone they see every day.

MarketWatch, May 7, 2019
Low-income moms in four U.S. cities are being paid $4,000 a year, with no strings attached
Mothers in four U.S. cities are being paid $4,000 a year as part of a national study on how regular infusions of cash affect the well-being of children, including how well their brains work and their behavior. … Researchers want the study’s results to help guide conversations about policies that affect lower-income families, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. … The other researchers on the study are Greg Duncan of University of California, Irvine; Kimberly Noble ….

Orange County Business Journal, May 6, 2019
Irvine Co. Plans Student Housing for UCI
More student housing for the University of California, Irvine may be on the horizon thanks to the Irvine Co. The Newport Beach planner and developer is pursuing plans to build an apartment community exclusively for UCI students … on 19 acres of the company’s UCI Research Park. … UCI’s long-range development plans aim to provide on-site housing for 50% of students. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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