UCI News

Daily Pilot, Oct. 24, 2019
UCI professor wins mathematical physics prize
UC Irvine mathematics professor Svetlana Jitomirskaya has been named the 2020 winner of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, according to a news release. She is the second woman to receive the annual prize and the first to receive it alone, rather than jointly, according to the university. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Forbes, Oct. 25, 2019 (Contributor)
Hyundai Launching Southern California’s First Robotaxi Pilot Program
For Hyundai, the BotRide pilot program is a major move as the South Korean automaker attempts to catch up with competition already deep into development and testing of self-driving vehicles. … The pilot program will last about three months, after which it will be evaluated using both technical data and input from University of California, Irvine students who hopped aboard a BotRide.

Daily Mail, Oct. 25, 2019
Health influencer is labeled ‘fatphobic’ and ‘unethical’ after warning followers that their SHAMPOO could be making them gain weight
Though it hasn’t been proven that adult exposure to obesogens can lead to weight gain, Eleni [Chechopoulos] isn’t the only one cautioning people to avoid them when possible. University of California, Irvine biology professor Bruce Blumberg — who coined the term obesogens — says taking precaution couldn’t hurt. ‘Eat organic, filter water, minimize plastic in your life,’ he told the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. If there’s no benefit and some degree of risk, why expose yourself and your family?’

The Washington Post, Oct. 26, 2019
Filmmaker asks how adults can help digitally obsessed teens tackle mental health challenges
In the film, [Delaney] Ruston puts those principles into action as she talks to researchers about how to help her increase her kids’ resilience. One of them, psychologist Jessica Borelli from the University of California at Irvine, tells her that parents’ attempts to help their children can backfire. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

ABC 12, Oct. 25, 2019 (Video)
ADHD school focuses on life lessons
Students at UC Irvine’s Child Development Center learn more than history and science. Sabrina Schuck, PhD, Executive Director, Child Development Center, University of California, Irvine, said, “What the program aims to do is teach those social skills or those communication skills that we don’t necessarily put any emphasis on in traditional schooling.” … “It is very much a laboratory school environment in which we are collaborating with investigators across the university to try new things that we believe support our mission and our model and are in line with our philosophy,” said Dr. Schuck.

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