UCI News

Scientific American, Sept 16, 2019 (Audio)
Kids Are Not Hurt by Screen Time
Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science at the University of California-Irvine [said] “…and the idea is that if you shut off social media, which lots of kids use to connect with each other, their friends, find out information about health, you could be making a situation worse… parents are really being sent a message that is not supported by anything scientifically.” …. “The hope is that more parents will hear this message and relax and spend kind of less time worrying about smartphones and more time just talking to their kids.”

The Conversation, Sep. 17, 2019
Dams increase the risk of malaria. Here’s why
Solomon Kibret Postdoctoral Scientist, University of California, Irvine [writes]: “But while dams could solve some problems, it may also bring new ones – like malaria. Water is crucial to the spread of this mosquito-borne disease. That’s because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water. The insects prefer shallow pools for these purposes, and dams provide shorelines that offer just this: many shallow pools.”

HeyTutor, Sep. 16, 2019 (Blog)
The Most Diverse Public Universities in the U.S.
10. University of California-Irvine. … Among its many diversity-focused initiatives, UC Irvine in Irvine, California, offers a freshman seminar on bias, prejudice, and bigotry. Through weekly conversations, students gain a greater understanding of how to promote inclusiveness on campus. The university also hosts an ongoing lecture series on diversity-related topics that is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

OC Weekly, Sep. 17, 2019
Valley Fever Still Coming Soon Because Climate Change
Back in May, UC Irvine Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Kathleen Treseder presented a lecture to the public on how climate change is making much of the western United States–including Orange County–far more hospitable to dangerous fungal spores, like those that cause Valley Fever. On Sept. 16, UCI announced that the American Geophysical Union GeoHealth had published a paper on the very findings Treseder had spoken about.

Westword, Sep. 17, 2019
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Creates Social Justice Movements
Cleo Parker Robinson apprentice Edgar Aguirre studied with [Donald] McKayle at the University of California, Irvine, during the time he created “Crossing the Rubicon.” “He was big on stories,” Aguirre recalls. McKayle instructed dancers to find tender moments within the chaos of the dance. He also required students to read and write about the stories they told through dance so that they could more completely convey the gravity of the works.

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