UCI News

The Washington Post, Oct. 25, 2020
As holidays near, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, putting families in a quandary about celebrations and travel
“I am nervous about Thanksgiving,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine. “I’m nervous because I know what happens when you multiply the risks by millions of households.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The New York Times, Oct. 26, 2020
Missing from Supreme Court’s election cases: Reasons for its rulings
In an influential 2016 law review articleRichard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, coined a phrase for the way the passage has been caricatured, calling it “the Purcell principle.” “The Purcell principle,” he wrote, is “the idea that courts should not issue orders which change election rules in the period just before the election.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The New Yorker, Oct. 26, 2020
Are Asian Americans the last undecided voters?
In the mid-nineties, [Janet Nguyen, a former state senator who is running for the Assembly as a Republican] was an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, planning to be an obstetrician. She took a politics class in order to satisfy a course requirement. She also hoped that the instructor, who served on the county Board of Supervisors, would write her a letter of recommendation for medical school. But she became interested in the role of politics in the Vietnamese community, especially at the local level, and switched pursuits.

Voice of OC, Oct. 23, 2020
Orange County’s unemployment rate remains high as potential second coronavirus wave looms
UC Irvine economist Ami Glazer said even if Disneyland does reopen, that may not translate into a big economic gains for Anaheim and Orange County because airline travel across the country is down by nearly 50 percent. … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Andrew Noymer said it would make sense to reopen Disneyland in the Orange Tier because so many other indoor businesses, like the South Coast Plaza, are open. … He said there needs to be some consistency in the public health guidelines.

California Herald, Oct. 24, 2020
Esports Professor Jimmy Baratta shows us how to make it in the industry
Recently this October, Jimmy Baratta accepted a role with the University of California, Irvine to become a professor of esports. UCI was the first public university to create an official esports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. … He hopes to maintain his professorship with the University of California, Irvine and is extremely grateful to be working with their elite gaming program. His passion seems to fuel his determination.

Previously “In the News”