UCI News

CNBC, Nov. 3, 2020
How to talk about your mental health at work when everything is stressing you out
“People are struggling with a very difficult situation,” Alison Holman, professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies trauma-related mental and physical health, tells CNBC Make It. Experiencing mental health symptoms, such as stress, anxiety and depression, is “a normal response to an abnormal situation.”

Inverse, Nov. 3, 2020
6 strategies to protect your mental health during the 2020 election
Roxane Silver is a professor of psychological science at UC Irvine who studies collective trauma. Silver describes 2020 as a “slow-moving disaster” — an incomparable event that’s uniquely challenging. “We don’t know how bad things are going to get, and we don’t know how long things are gonna last,” Silver tells Inverse. “I think that the ambiguity is, in some ways, more stressful than the actual outcome might be.”

AP, Nov. 4, 2020
Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states
Trump, in an extraordinary move from the White House, issued premature claims of victory and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court to stop the counting. … “I do not see a way that he could go directly to the Supreme Court to stop the counting of votes. There could be fights in specific states, and some of those could end up at the Supreme Court. But this is not the way things work,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 4, 2020
The Edge: Whoever the Winners Are, These Adult-Student Priorities Should Be High on the Agenda
Likewise, expect to hear a lot more from colleges and others about short-term and nondegree programs — and alternative ways to pay for them, like the Learning Opportunity Credits idea recently highlighted (via Brookings) by the education professors Richard Arum of the University of California at Irvine and Mitchell L. Stevens of Stanford University. In a nutshell, they propose federally funded credits for unemployed and low-income adults to use for specially approved low-cost programs in online or hybrid formats.

Downbeat, Nov. 3, 2020
UC Instructors Build Bridges Via Telematics
During the past few months, as DownBeat has spoken with collegiate educators in formal interviews and in casual conversations, the names of two trailblazers have popped up repeatedly—and for good reason. Trombonist Michael Dessen, who is on the faculty at the University of California at Irvine, and bassist Mark Dresser, a faculty member at the University of California at San Diego, have spent many years studying the intersection of music performance and internet technology. … DownBeat spoke to Dessen and Dresser via videoconference to learn more about their craft.

Previously “In the News”