UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 15, 2021
UCI Takes Over as Largest Orange County Employer
Orange County’s largest employer is no longer a private sector company. The University of California, Irvine took over the top spot on the Business Journal’s annual list of the largest OC employers by growing 2.6% to 26,182. … “In the last few years, UCI has seen dramatic growth in many areas, including the number of students we educate, the number of patients we treat at our medical center and satellite health offices, and the amount of life-enhancing research we pursue,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in an email. “The size of the UCI employee population has also increased as it provides outstanding support and service to our community and region.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2021
Ping. Ding. Chirp. Notifications Are Driving Us Crazy.
Our culture has evolved to accommodate rapid communication, says Gloria Mark, a [Chancellor’s] Professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and it can be mentally taxing. … It doesn’t make for great circumstances for getting work done, but there are ways individuals, managers and organizations can contend with the onslaught. … The onus is on teams and organizations to create new norms, Dr. Mark says. … “It’s a matter of relearning how to work,” she says. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

Yahoo News (The Conversation), Nov. 12, 2021
The ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic – and bosses need to get used to it
Ian O. Williamson, Dean of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business writes, “As a professor of human resource management, I examine how employment and the work environment have changed over time and the impact this has on organizations and communities. While the current resignation behavior may seem like a new trend, data shows employee turnover has been rising steadily for the past decade and may simply be the new normal employers are going to have to get used to.”

CNN, Nov. 12, 2021
Meet the teens making the digital world a kinder and gentler place
Families can encourage a better human experience for kids by moving away from the quantity conversation and toward establishing quality, said Mimi Ito, [informatics professor in residence] director of the Connected Learning Lab at University of California, Irvine and cofounder of Connected Camps … “If you reorient in this way, you can make the tech support these awesome things we want kids to do, rather than think your role as a parent is to monitor and limit them,” Ito said ….

The Orange County Register, Nov. 12, 2021
UC Irvine women’s soccer stuns UCLA in NCAA opener
The UC Irvine women’s soccer team recorded arguably the biggest win in program history on Friday night, scuttling UCLA’s national championship dreams in the process with a 1-0 victory in a first-round match of the NCAA tournament at Wallis Annenberg Stadium in Westwood.

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