UCI News

New York Daily News, Sept. 28, 2017
Online friendships matter as much as in-person ones for teens, study shows
Teenagers spend a ton of time on their cellphones, texting friends, sending selfies and interacting on social media apps and their parents tend to worry that they’re not engaging in enough literal face time with others. New research from the University of California, Irvine, says, however, that teens gain the same personal benefits through these digital practices as face-to-face relationships.

Laist, Sept. 28, 2017
UC Irvine Opens 1,800-Square-Foot Food Pantry For Students Struggling With Food Insecurity
UC Irvine has opened the largest food bank in the University of California school system to combat food insecurity for its students. The FRESH Basic Needs Hub is an 1,800-square-foot food bank on the Irvine campus, meant to provide food and resources to students with low access to nutritious food.

Science Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
The High Cost Of Notifications
[T]here are serious costs to us from these constant intrusions on our attention, according to research by Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine. “About ten years ago, we found that people shifted their attention between online and offline activities about every three minutes on average,” she said. “But now we’re looking at more recent data, and we’re finding that people are shifting every forty-­five seconds when they work online.”

The Huffington Post, Sept. 26, 2017
Thousands Of Voters Didn’t Cast A Ballot In Wisconsin Because Of Voter ID, Study Finds
Rick Hasen, a law professor and election expert at the University of California, Irvine, said the deeper question was why the laws were necessary at all. … “The question goes to the dignity of each voter and asks why the state should be able to make it harder for people to vote for no good reason (and these laws don’t seem to stop any appreciable amount of fraud).”

Orange Coast Magazine, Sept. 26, 2017
UC Irvine MFA Graduate Joshua Romero on Playing Statue
UC Irvine MFA graduate Joshua Romero works for an events company that requires him to stand perfectly still while painted to resemble marble, bronze, or gold.

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