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Sept. 7 - Ageism in job ads; free speech on campus

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Anteater Learning Pavilion

Squirrel’s eye view of the Anteater Learning Pavilion. Photo by Ian Parker


Blurred worker

Job ads using language aimed at younger workers blur prospects for older applicants.

Ageist language in job ads discourages older applicants

A new UCI-led study finds ageist language used in job ads discourages applications from workers ages 40 and up. This practice has roughly as large an impact on the hiring of older workers as direct age discrimination practices, says coauthor David Neumark, Distinguished Professor of economics and codirector of the Center for Population, Inequality and Policy.


UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman dives into college speech politics in a new podcast.

UCI chancellor talks academic freedom on UC’s SpeechMatters podcast

SpeechMatters, the official podcast of the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, features thought leaders tackling pressing issues impacting free expression and democracy on campus and beyond. In this week’s “Back to School” episode, Chancellor Howard Gillman joins host Michelle Deutchman and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law, to discuss recent trends related to campus speech and academic freedom, as well as what challenges lie ahead in the coming academic year.

UCI School of Nursing student administering vaccine

Free COVID shots were administered at a UCI School of Nursing vaccine drive last year.

Annual COVID vaccine shots loom large in future health forecast

In the latest signal that COVID-19 has become an endemic global health concern, federal health officials have announced that Americans will need to receive annual vaccines for the virus. Although the new booster shots are currently available free of charge to all Americans, officials say that may not necessarily be true in the future. Additionally, they warn that those with special immune system deficiencies or COVID vulnerabilities may need more frequent shots. 


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Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

The U.S. Is No Longer Providing Free COVID Tests. Here's What To Do Now.

HuffPost, Sept. 5
Cited: David M. Souleles, director of the Campus Public Health Response Team

The End of California’s Meteorological Superiority

The Atlantic, Sept. 6
Author: Amy Wilentz, English professor

From O.C. church shooting to Pelosi’s visit -- what it’s like to be Taiwanese American right now

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 1
Cited: Chris Fan, assistant professor of Asian American studies


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Shoutout to summer session students wrapping up final exams.

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