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Aug. 3 - Age bias in tech hiring; L.A. County monkeypox emergency

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A dazzling view of UCI’s Middle Earth Towers. Photo by Ian Parker

A dazzling view of UCI’s Middle Earth Towers. Photo by Ian Parker


David Neumark is a UCI Distinguished Professor of economics.

UCI-assisted research shows age bias in tech hiring language

A team of economists in the U.S. and England including UCI’s David Neumark crafted online fake job ads and found that those incorporating age-related stereotypes discouraged older workers from applying. Their report, “Help Really Wanted? The Impact of Age Stereotypes in Job Ads on Applications from Older Workers," comes on the heels of multiple age discrimination lawsuits targeting the industry. Because the research does not focus on actual hired workers, the data does not show age discrimination by any specific company, but rather reveals how certain language, such as “Must be fit and active” or “digital native,” in typical tech job listings tends to deter older applicants.


Graphic reads What are the symptoms of Monkeypox; lists rash, bumps or blisters, fever, chills, headaches and muscle aches.

L.A. County declares monkeypox emergency

A day after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, L.A. County’s Board of Supervisors officially issued a local emergency alert. As part of the proclamation, the supes are seeking recovery assistance under the California Disaster Assistance Act, which expedites access to state and federal disaster relief resources. According to the California Department of Public Health website, L.A. County leads the state with 400 confirmed monkeypox cases, while Orange County now has 10 confirmed cases, up from six last week.

California COVID-19 cases continue gradual decline

After surging from early April to mid-July, COVID-19 cases have consistently slowed over the past few weeks, according to the California Department of Public Health. On Tuesday, the agency reported a statewide test positivity rate of 14.5%, down from a July 15 peak of 16.3%. The latest daily case rate of 40.7 per 100,000 residents is down 10% in the past week.


Colleges Scale Back Covid Precautions for Fall, Saying Pandemic Phase Over

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 3
Cited: David Souleles, COVID-19 response team director

Wildfires disproportionately affect low-income Americans, study finds

Marketplace, Aug. 3
Cited: Shahir Masri, research scientist

Monkeypox in Children: What Parents Need To Know About the Risks

Health, Aug. 1
Cited: Karen Edwards, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics


UCI sociologist Wang Feng has been elected to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific academies. Photo by UCI Social Sciences

UCI sociologist Wang Feng has been elected to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific academies. Photo by UCI Social Sciences

Hats off to Professor Wang Feng

Wang Feng, UCI professor of sociology, has been elected a foreign member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, one the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific academies. The honor, bestowed to only 90 foreign members in humanities and social sciences – and only 18 in social and political sciences – recognizes the UCI demographer for excellence in population science research with global impact. Congratulations, Professor Feng!


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8 new campus cases

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