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Monthly Archives: August 2019
Informatics Ph.D. Student Jazette Johnson Receives Community-Based Research Fellowship
August 19, 2019
The mission of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society, established nearly 20 years ago with an endowment by Martha and James Newkirk, is to “improve science’s response to community needs and to increase the effective uses of scientific information for the benefit of society.” In support of that mission, the center offers yearlong Community Based Research (CbRI) Fellowships to UCI graduate students from all disciplines. Recently, informatics Ph.D. student Jazette Johnson learned she had been named a CbRI Fellow for the 2019-2020 year, starting Sept. 15. As a fellow, Johnson will receive $5,000 and will work with a local community partner.Continue reading
Inc.: “You Could Be Your Own Biggest Interruption. Here’s How to Stop and Find Your Focus” (Gloria Mark cited)
August 12, 2019
How often does your attention wander at work due to interruption? According to one study by Gloria Mark, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, workers spend on average only 10 minutes and thirty seconds on a task before being interrupted.
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The New Yorker: “Was E-Mail a Mistake?” (Gloria Mark quoted)
August 6, 2019
E-mail was supposed to make our work lives easier and more efficient, but the mathematics of distributed systems suggests that meetings might be better.
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