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July 13, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Explains Scripps’ Online-Only Fall Semester Decision to Inside Higher Ed

In Inside Higher Ed, President Lara Tiedens explained the rationale behind Scripps’ recent decision to move ahead with online-only instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The decision was announced as the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continued to rise sharply.

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June 30, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses the Psychology of Anger in the Washington Post

In the Washington Post, President Lara Tiedens, who has received numerous awards and honors for her research in the fields of social psychology and behavioral science, discussed the role of anger as an appropriate reaction to times of uncertainty. “By being angry about something, you get to leave your feelings of uncertainty for a while and occupy a space and a sensibility of certainty and clarity and confidence,” she told the Post.

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June 22, 2020

In the Media: Rita Roberts Discusses Racist Corporate Symbols in USA Today

In USA Today, Rita Roberts, Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography Chair and Professor of History and Africana Studies, discussed how Aunt Jemima and other racist corporate symbols have reinforced white supremacy beyond the breakfast table.

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June 17, 2020

In the Media: Sean Flynn’s Research on Healthcare Costs Highlighted in Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal op-ed on healthcare costs featured Department of Economics Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn’s research on Singapore’s healthcare model and its applicability to United States.

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June 16, 2020

In the Media: Jih-Fei Cheng Discusses the AIDS Epidemic as a Network of Overlapping Crises with The Body

Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Jih-Fei Cheng discussed the new book AIDS and the Distribution of Crises, which he coedited, with The Body. “AIDS can be thought of as a culmination of a certain historical moment, if we want to think about the ’80s and early ’90s,” Cheng said.

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June 12, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains the Psychological Techniques Behind Coronavirus Scams to AARP

Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood explained some of the psychological techniques behind coronavirus scams to AARP. One of these tactics involves pressuring people to act quickly, which can exacerbate pandemic-related anxieties about employment and supply scarcity.

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June 11, 2020

In the Media: Richa Shah ’23 Cofounds COVID-19 Resource Database for Californians, Los Cerritos News Reports

Los Cerritos News featured Richa Shah ’23 and her cofounders for their creation of CaliResources, a social services resource database for Californians who have been impacted by COVID-19. The database provides information on food banks, health clinics, emergency shelters, employment services, and other resources for seven California counties, with additional county databases in the works.

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June 5, 2020

In the Media: Sean Flynn Discusses Steps to Lower Healthcare Costs on Academic Minute Podcast

Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Sean Flynn discussed two changes that would lower American healthcare costs “while delivering universal access, coverage for preexisting conditions, and an ironclad safety net” on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed.

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June 4, 2020

In the Media: Christina Edholm Explains Mathematical Modeling of Disease Outbreaks on Academic Minute Podcast

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christina Edholm explained how mathematical modeling is used to study, predict, and prevent disease outbreaks on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. She also discussed the importance of the role of “superspreaders,” the term for those who transmit infections to an unusually high number of other people, in an outbreak’s impact on the population.

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June 3, 2020

In the Media: Nicholas Kacher Explores the Ramifications of Rising Home Prices on Academic Minute Podcast

Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Kacher discussed the effects of rising home prices on regional businesses on the Academic Minute podcast, published on Inside Higher Ed. “We find that higher regional home prices boost the creation of entirely new businesses, especially in areas with high homeownership rates, since homeowners’ access to credit increases as the value of their homes rise,” he said.

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