March 16 - History of sports TV; shrinking attention spans
Anteater Time Machine: In honor of this year’s Academy Awards show, we travel back to 1976, when (from left) Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks and Dom DeLuise cruised around UCI in “Silent Movie,” which did not win an Oscar for best sound. Scroll down for other campus cameos.
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The changing face of sports TV
As March Madness begins, Victoria E. Johnson, a UCI professor of film and media studies and African American studies, discusses how sports television has changed over time. A transcript of the wide-ranging interview is also available.
The incredible shrinking attention span
Shorter TV commercials, shorter film cuts, shorter attention spans. What’s driving the phenomenon? Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics, says it’s not all technology’s fault. People are now self-interrupting even without external distractions. In an interview with Newsweek, she discusses her research on the trend and how to reclaim your focus and attention.
In 1972, “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes” films at UCI.
A post-Oscars look at movies filmed at UCI
UCI has yet to win an Oscar, but not for lack of movie appearances. Over the years, the campus has popped up in such films as “Poltergeist,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie,” which features Paul Newman and Aldrich Park in one of Hollywood’s craziest chase scenes. Other cameos include a “Planet of the Apes” sequel, “Creator” and a UCI-adjacent scene involving a giraffe on Highway 73 in “The Hangover Part III.” The university’s closest brush with an Academy Award was when 1989 computer science alumnus Jim Berney was nominated for best visual effects for “The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Piano Recital, “La muse oubliée,” Antonio Oyarzabal
Saturday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by School of the Arts)
UCI Chamber Music Concert
Monday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by School of the Arts)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Bank runs used to be slow. The digital era sped them up
The Associated Press, March 15
Cited: Michael Imerman, assistant professor of teaching in finance
What Happens When CEOs Stay Too Long? Just Ask Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim
Bloomberg, March 14
Cited: Travis Howell, assistant professor of strategy
Can Probiotics Treat or Prevent Bacterial Infections?
Verywell Health, March 15
Cited: Oladele Ogunseitan, UC Presidential Chair, professor of population health and disease prevention
Above and below, attendees at last Friday’s Womxn’s Center for Success EmpowerUS Summit have fun posing for photos at the selfie station.
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