Monthly Archives: September 2016

Informatics professor attends White House summit on computer science initiative

September 20, 2016

UCI informatics professor Debra Richardson was at the White House last week for the Computer Science for All summit, a progress report on President Barack Obama’s call for greater resources and actions to encourage more students to learn about computing. Richardson heads UCI’s CS1C@OC program, which was created with funding from the National Science Foundation to produce 100 well-trained computer science teachers in Orange County by 2020.
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ICS study links selfies, happiness

September 13, 2016

Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.
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Bowker receives ASIS&T 2016 Best Information Science Book Award

September 8, 2016

Informatics Professor and Director of UC Irvine’s Values in Design Laboratory Geoffrey Bowker received the 2016 Best Information Science Book Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) for Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star. The book was co-edited with Stefan Timmermans (UCLA), Adele E. Clarke (UCLA) and Ellen Balka (Simon Fraser University).
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Huffington Post: “Agile Innovation for Jobs of The Future” (Mark quoted)

September 7, 2016

If we react to every single stimulus we receive, we will never get anything done.

For example, studies have indicated that on average three minutes pass by before an employee gets interrupted or switches to a new task. And usually after interruption it takes us around 23 minutes to get back to the state of flow and performance we had before the interruption.

Gloria Mark, professor at the University of California, Irvine elaborated on the aforementioned research results with the thought, ‘’We don’t have work days – we have work minutes that last all day.’’

Read the full story at Huffington Post.