UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 18, 2016
Trumped-up fears of ‘rigged’ elections – and how responses could disenfranchise voters
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Thanks to comments and tweets by Donald Trump and the apparent work of Russia, the news is full of allegations that next month’s vote will be stolen, “rigged,” or hacked. Most of this talk is unsubstantiated or greatly exaggerated. Here are four ways that the 2016 election won’t be stolen and one way that responses to exaggerated fears of electoral fraud could disenfranchise voters.

CBS Weekend News, Oct. 15, 2016
New study links selfies to happiness
A recent study says that taking selfies could offer more than just instant gratification. The study, from the University of California, Irvine, says taking more smiling selfies increases your chances of happiness.

The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 16, 2016
Clinton and Trump advisers display wide differences in tax policy debate
Trump was represented by advisors Peter Navarro, a business school professor at the University of California, Irvine, and investor Wilbur Ross.

News 13, Oct. 14, 2016
UCI space research
And in other health news, researchers are discovering that long times up in space could have an effect on the brain for astronauts. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine say harmful radiation from galactic cosmic rays while traveling in space could cause astronauts to experience cognitive impairment, similar to dementia and the effects could be long lasting.

KBOO, Oct. 14, 2016
The digital divide: Host Rabia Yeaman interviews Donald Hoffman
Rabia Yeaman interviews Donald Hoffman about his research to uncover the underlying secrets of human perception. Donald Hoffman has discovered important clues pointing to the subjective nature of reality. … In addition to his positions at UC Irvine … He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the Chopra Foundation, and from the students of UC Irvine. [Starts 59:05]

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