UCI News

TIME, Nov. 15, 2021
Some Say Occupy Wall Street Did Nothing. It Changed Us More Than We Think
A messy, motley, and spirited demonstration, Occupy [Wall Street] started as a march of some 2,000 people in lower Manhattan that mushroomed to approximately 1,000 similar protests across the country. It seized enough media coverage to appear like a moment in the making, as it amplified outrage over America’s skewed distribution of wealth and opportunity. … “When mainstream media, politicians and people milling at the water cooler are talking about political and economic inequality, the Occupiers are winning,” wrote University of California Irvine political science professor David S. Meyer at the time.

Forbes, Nov. 12, 2021
GE Groomed Insiders For Years. An Outsider Is Finally Breaking It Apart.
“Typically a company that’s in trouble will bring in an outsider,” says John Joseph, [associate] professor of strategy at the University of California, Irvine’s business school. But he says it isn’t always clear whether it’s the circumstances of poor performance that prompt the board to bring in someone to make big overhauls, or “do outsiders have a predisposition to initiating more dramatic strategic change? It’s often hard to tell which way the causal arrow is going.”

Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 16, 2021
The Promise and Perils of Master’s Degrees
Gillian R. Hayes, UCI vice provost for graduate education, dean of the graduate division and Kleist Professor of Informatics writes, “As a graduate dean, I am fortunate to have great partners in the Faculty Senate, a provost and chancellor who care about improving access to and quality of graduate education, and a savvy CFO with committed budget office staff. They recognize that we are educators first, that our students are not customers, that our programs are not commodities and that everything we do must be student-centered. This combination is powerful and has enabled the following key strategies for our continued high-quality professional graduate training programs.”

Sierra magazine, Nov. 15, 2021
In a Drying West, Cities Look to Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water
San Diego is not alone in its pursuit of unconventional sources of drinking water. Facing the double challenge of a megadrought and population growth, many jurisdictions in the West are developing systems to salvage water from their sewage. “It’s definitely a growing phenomenon, especially in areas that are water stressed,” says [Professor] David Feldman, director of Water UCI, an interdisciplinary water research center at the University of California, Irvine.

KPCC AirTalk, Nov. 15, 2021 (Audio)
Are Vaccine Disagreements Leading To Family Conflicts This Thanksgiving? Tell Us How You’re Navigating The Situation
Today on AirTalk, we discuss vaccine hesitancy and how to navigate tough conversations or conflicts during the Thanksgiving holiday with  Bernadette Boden-Albala, professor and director and founding dean of the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine and Miguel Gallardo ….

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