Feb. 22 - Talking about campus violence; improving sleep
The late afternoon sun casts shadows on the Engineering Gateway. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
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Jodi Quas is a professor of psychological science and nursing science. Photo by Patricia DeVoe
Jodi Quas offers advice on talking to college-aged children about campus violence
College students aren’t the first group of people who come to mind when thinking about counseling children on how to deal with their fears of campus violence. According to UCI psychological science and nursing science professor Jodi Quas, who specializes in the area of memory and trauma, her work usually focuses on talking with young children, many of whom do not yet have a full understanding of the true meaning of trauma or any accompanying death or suffering. Yet, more recently, Quas has been asked the same question about older children, including those in college.
Sara Mednick is a UCI cognitive scientist and sleep expert. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI sleep scientist breaks down activities that improve health and well-being
If the stresses of a 24-hour news cycle, an email inbox that never turns off, and the on-going pandemic have you feeling a new level of exhaustion, you’re not alone, says Sara Mednick, UCI cognitive scientist and author of The Power of the Downstate: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body's Own Restorative Systems. Mednick, who focuses on providing science-backed solutions for engaging the body’s natural corrective downstate systems, recently shared her advice on how stressed out people can balance their bodies, restore their reserves and take on the day.
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SoCal storm notice brings first blizzard warning on record
A major rainstorm along with a blast of cold air is hitting Southern California over the next few days, and with it comes the first blizzard warning on record, according to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times. The blizzard warning, which is in effect Friday and Saturday for Southern California’s highest mountain ranges, is the first that forecasters are aware of issued by National Weather Service officials in the Los Angeles area. Officials are still trying to build an accurate forecast, but snow has already started to fall in the Antelope Valley, and forecasters are warning of the possibility of severe and dangerous conditions that could last through Sunday.
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Tools to predict stroke risk work less well for Black patients, study finds
STAT, Feb. 22
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of the public health program
Depression risk rises after a stroke. What that means for John Fetterman.
The Washington Post, Feb. 17
Cited: E. Alison Holman, a professor of nursing and psychological science
How ChatGPT is More Like Bart Simpson than Credit Unions
Filene (blog), Feb. 21
Author: Bill Maurer, dean of School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology
@UCIrvine tweets: UCI Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth: Prof. Karen Lincoln studies the social, psychological & public health factors related to health disparities among Black Americans, and how to design interventions that can restore and promote health. @UCIPublicHealth
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