UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 7, 2022
Why Dates and Times Seem to Lose Their Meaning
“One of the most fundamental and important and underlying principles, so critical to our ability to function, is we have a sense of the flow of time,” said Alison Holman, a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. She has recently published research showing a majority of Americans likely experienced at least some temporal disintegration during the pandemic era. That finding, she said, could hamper recovery from the pandemic: “When people have a really disrupted sense of time, they have a hard time moving on. They have a hard time focusing on getting back into their lives and rebuilding their sense of future.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 6, 2022
What Does It Mean When Students Can’t Pass Your Course?
But the limitations are structural as well as personal, notes Reneìe Link, a professor of teaching in the chemistry department at the University of California, Irvine. Link coordinates a lab program and teaches more than 1,000 students. Perhaps those who don’t pass could, if there were more of her to go around. “There’s one other constraint that I think gets glossed over,” she says, “and that is time.” … Not the time students must put into studying, but the varied number of weeks it takes different people to learn the same content. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Click here: https://www.chronicle.com/,  while logged into the UCIFull VPN]

Literary Hub, Oct. 7, 2022 (Video)
Somewhere Sisters: The Complex Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Erika Hayasaki, [UCI associate] professor in the Literary Journalism Program author of Somewhere Sisters: The Complex Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family.

Money, Sept. 28, 2022
The 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. | 2022—2023
Number 13, Irvine, California. … The city of Irvine is a planned community that has been steadily growing since its incorporation in 1971. … The school system in Irvine is rated among the best in California, and the city plays host to several colleges and universities, including Cal State Fullerton, Pepperdine and UC Irvine, which ranked #9 in our list of the 25 Best Colleges in America and #5 in our ranking of the best colleges in California.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 3, 2022
‘Utopian black tie’, silver sequins: Inside Orange County Museum of Art’s lavish gala
Heading into the exhibitions, [Doug] Aitken noted the history of the area as it relates to the museum. “It’s interesting how under-looked the influence of UC Irvine and Orange County has been for seminal art,” he said. “So many of the artists of the light and space movement — Chris BurdenRobert Irwin — all went to school down here. Every community needs to have their lighthouse, their beacon, and it’s interesting that there actually is a root system here that’s very deep.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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