UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 24, 2017
Older Voters Stymied by Tighter ID Requirements
As voting requirements tighten, “the target may have been younger voters, poor voters, minorities,” said Richard Hasen, a specialist in election law at the University of California, Irvine. “But one of the casualties has been older voters.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 28, 2017
It’s Never Too Early to Learn to Think
Today [Marcello] Fiocco is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Irvine, where he tries to create such revelatory moments in his own classrooms. But he’s not just doing it for college students. He’s going into local elementary schools — and taking graduate students with him. Fiocco’s project is called TH!NK.

Chemical & Engineering News, Nov. 20, 2017
Head moderator of Reddit’s science community says chemists need to be more active online
Now Allen, [UCI Ph.D. 2002], is one of the most powerful science communicators in the U.S. as head moderator of Reddit’s science community, called the science subreddit (www.reddit.com/r/science). The science subreddit has almost 18 million subscribers and is growing by the equivalent of the Chicago Tribune’s print circulation—about 500,000—every month.

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 27, 2017
Blockchain Building Blocks
The University of California-Irvine held a recent conference devoted to blockchain …. “The strong potential and urgent need for emerging cyber-based technologies to protect national security supply chains, particularly in the defense industry, was evident at our conference,” [said] Bryan Cunningham, executive director at UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

International Business Times (India), Nov. 29, 2017
Drop extra kilos with every post: Study shows how social media can help you lose weight
The new study by the University of California, Irvine examined the role of virtual communities and public commitment to setting and reaching weight loss goals. “Our research finds that individuals are more likely to realise success with personal goals when they make a public commitment to attaining them,” said Tonya Williams Bradford [assistant professor of marketing at UC Irvine], a study co-author.

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