UCI News

WalletHub, Oct. 17, 2017
2017’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States
Matthew Harding, Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics at University of California, Irvine [said], “Households have different options for saving money on energy bills, but should also consider the cost implementing them.” … “Small changes, such as remembering to turn the lights off, unplugging devices when not in use, or adjusting thermostat settings are easy to implement, and will save money without sacrificing comfort.”

KPCC, Oct. 17, 2017
The TV shows that have won hearts – and changed minds
A 2006 study found that exposure to the gay characters in “Will & Grace” had the same effect as interpersonal contact in viewers who did not regularly interact with members of the gay community. And now that television is more diverse than ever, shows like “Transparent”, “Black-ish”, “Modern Family” and “The Middle” regularly introduce audiences to characters from different cultural, social, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds. … Guest: Victoria Johnson, associate professor of film and media studies and of African American studies at UC Irvine.

NPR, Oct. 10, 2017
In China, Scholars Are Being Punished Amid Growing Squeeze On Public Expression
Cambridge University Press’ decision to pull the material “was bad not just because it meant that academics in China were deprived of access to state-of-the art scholarship from another part of the world,” says University of California, Irvine historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom. Worse, he says, it misled people in China “into imagining that a journal was not publishing what it in fact was. So it violated the integrity of the journal.”

Los Angeles Review of Books, Oct. 16, 2017
On Anna Maria Maiolino’s “Entrevidas” (Saturday, September 16, 2017)
Martin Harries, English professor at UC Irvine, [writes], “ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO will perform a piece from 1981, Entrevidas …. The performance will occur during the opening of a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the first in the United States to feature the Brazilian artist, whose work combines the minimal with the surreal, everyday life and the uncanny, in a range of materials.”

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