UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 19, 2018
The Biggest, Richest Cities Won Amazon, and Everything Else. What Now for the Rest?
In one of a series of papers published by the Hamilton Project, David Neumark of the University of California, Irvine, described a plan in which the federal government could subsidize the wages of newly hired workers in extremely poor areas. The subsidies would be 100 percent at first before tapering off — in hope of pulling more people into the labor force so they can develop skills that will allow them to earn a nonsubsidized wage. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Becker’s Health Information Technology, Nov. 19, 2018
The future of health IT: How UConn Health & UC Irvine Health are reimagining care
On the third day of a three-day Becker’s Virtual Health IT Summit sponsored by Lenovo Health and Intel and held Nov. 6-8, two healthcare leaders — Bruce Metz, PhD, vice president and CIO at Farmington-based UConn Health, and Chuck Podesta, CIO at Orange, Calif.-based UC Irvine Health — discussed how their organizations are staying innovative.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 17, 2018
Orange County goes blue, as Democrats complete historic sweep of its seven congressional seats
“If Hillary Clinton would have won in 2016, these seats would still be Republican,” said UC Irvine politics professor Matthew Beckmann, noting the virtual certainty of the party in the White House losing seats in a president’s first midterm election. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Huffington Post, Nov. 19, 2018
On Maid-Rating Apps India’s Entitled Baba-Log Hit New Low
Having an app that rates these domestic workers only makes the problem worse, explained Noopur Raval, a PhD candidate in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine …. “People tend to rate and give feedback only in extreme experiences—bad or good. There is also a rating bias because users have previously trained on rating systems for Amazon. Yelp etc. So a 5-star or equivalent does not mean the same thing in each platform and this affects workers too.”

CalSchoolNews.org, Oct. 30, 2018
UCI Literacy Program Gets $14.7 Million Grant For Expansion
“Pathway is based on the science of education,” said the project’s creator, Carol Booth Olson [professor of education at UC Irvine]. “Cognitive strategies instruction reinforces the connections between reading and writing and empowers teachers with the tools they need to help kids. It’s critical to close the achievement gaps among high-needs students by developing their analytical and comprehension skills so they’re better prepared for postsecondary education.”

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