UCI News

Orange County Register, Nov. 21, 2017
Does household income change a child’s brain development? UC Irvine researchers trying to find out
The study will be the first rigorous examination of how family income affects young children’s language, memory, executive function and socio-emotional processing and the corresponding differences in the structure and function of the brain regions that support these skills, said Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCI, and co-principal investigator of the study.

Fortune, Nov. 21, 2017
Keeping Charles Manson in Prison for 46 Years Cost Taxpayers Over $1 Million
Still, says Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California-Irvine, it’s key to remember that while the Manson family was everywhere in the media, killers like them aren’t representative of the average inmate. “There aren’t too many Charles Manson’s roaming around,” Kubrin said. “One would really have to look deeper into the individual circumstances of his family friends, to explain his behavior.”

OZY, Nov. 22, 2017
Stop Hiring Your Relatives, Everyone
Traditions surrounding nepotism vary country to country, says Jone L. Pearce, a professor of organization and management at University of California, Irvine, but they largely don’t work out well for people outside the family … Firing people, Pearce says, “allows people to signal ‘We’re going to change things here.’ But you can’t fire a family member, right?”

Science, Nov. 22, 2017
Scientists: What are you thankful for?
Evelyn Valdez-Ward, doctoral student in ecology at the University of California, Irvine, said: “This Thanksgiving, I am extremely grateful for my parents’ support through graduate school. As a first-generation student, the entire idea of graduate school is foreign to my family … I feel proud to say I am making their sacrifices count by pursuing my Ph.D. I could not have done it without my parents encouraging me to ‘écharle ganas’: keep pushing forward.”

LA Weekly, Nov. 21, 2017
5 Free Art Shows to See in LA This Week
An extensive exhibition of Lujan’s eccentric, historically informed, cosmic and comic paintings and sculptures hangs at UC Irvine now, and this weekend, the late artist’s son, Naiche Luján, will lead the first of two Mental Menudo discussions in tribute to his dad. Anyone is invited to come and talk about art, life experiences and cultural identity. Sat., Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m. uag.arts.uci.edu.

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