UCI News

The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 25, 2018 (Opinion)
Is the real problem the test, not California students?
Many first-generation college students feel isolated and uncertain; they don’t know how to pick courses and majors, how to find study groups, how to approach professors. Such issues can be addressed by colleges with a little creativity and effort; UC Irvine has been doing particularly good work in this area.

Buzzfeed, Oct. 25, 2018
Multitasking Is Bad, And You Really Shouldn’t Do It
Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics at UC Irvine, told me that people check their email an average of 74 times a day. … “We’ve done a study that looks at the start and stop time of when people are on email, and then looks at stress measurements created by heart rate monitors,” Mark said. “We find that the longer time people spend on email, the higher their stress.”

LSE Review of Books, Oct. 26, 2018
Book Review: Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World by Daniel Stokols
Daniel Stokols, Research Professor and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine (UCI), is one of the most renowned experts in this field of science. With his current book Social Ecology in the Digital Age, he again proves to be an ingenious thinker who has advanced Social Ecology time and again with innovative theories, concepts as well as approaches to empirical research. By conceiving Social Ecology as a transdisciplinary field of research, Stokols provides a comprehensive account of how twenty-first-century social-ecological dilemmas can be better comprehended and subsequently ameliorated.

High Times, Oct. 25, 2018
Researchers Find Cannabis-Like Properties in Certain Type of Moss
Daniele Piomelli is a professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study. He applauded the team’s work in an interview with Scientific American. “Curiosity-driven research can lead to interesting results,” said Piomelli. “This is solid work, very credible, showing that this type of liverwort contains compounds that are akin both in structure and pharmaceutical activity to psychoactive cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.”

Patch, Oct. 25, 2018
Schools Across America Learn From OC Literacy Program
After enjoying a 20 year history of success in 10 Southern California school districts, the UCI’s Pathway to Academic Success Project now will be introduced in schools in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin, according to UCI education professor Carol Booth Olson. A UC Irvine literacy program for seventh- to 11th- graders is set to be rolled out in six states throughout the country later this year, thanks to a $14.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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