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Scientists drill first deep ice core at the South Pole

Scientists drill first deep ice core at the South Pole

UCI and fellow researchers map climate history at the bottom of the Earth

Cheers!

Cheers!

Homecoming festival will feature special Anteater Ale in celebration of campus’s 50th anniversary

The scoop on coffee

The scoop on coffee

UCI Libraries’ fall exhibit traces its history from bean to beverage, Africa to America, cultivation to cultural staple

Grant-getters

Grant-getters

UCI’s Scholarship Opportunities Program helps students snag funding for educational enrichment around the globe

UCI in the News

  • The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2015 11:59 am

    ‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy

    The data show that China is racing toward a “demographic precipice,” says Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, predicting a crisis so deep that it could challenge the legitimacy of the Communist Party itself.
  • Los Angeles Times, Jan 23, 2015 11:58 am

    Will the Supreme Court recognize modern marriage, or stick with a version that’s now obsolete?

    By agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court probably will settle the issue once and for all by the end of June …. Douglas NeJaime is a professor at the UC Irvine School of Law.
  • A.V. Club, Jan 23, 2015 11:58 am

    Al Madrigal’s new special explores how the other half lives

    University of California [Irvine] professor Dr. Vicki Ruiz offers a nuanced and powerful discussion of the history of the particular cultural challenges of the Latino experience. Her interpretation of the Mexican “crab mentality” allegory … places a hard and important truth at the center of the film.
  • USA Today, Jan 23, 2015 11:58 am

    Huckabee: Resisting the Supreme Court on gay marriage?

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine law school said states would have no options if the Supreme Court decided that laws prohibiting same-sex marriage violated the Constitution …. "The Supreme Court made it clear that its ruling was the law of the land. This will be no different."
  • The Conversation, Jan 23, 2015 11:57 am

    Selma blurs line between past and present

    In her new film "Selma," director and co-writer Ava DuVernay plunges into the history of the Civil Rights movement, and emerges with a new and important vision of an oft-examined era in our nation’s history ….  Mary Schmitt is a Ph.D candidate in visual studies at University of California, Irvine.
  • Southern California Public Radio, Jan 23, 2015 11:57 am

    5 tips for creating tomorrow’s engineers

    [Gregory] Washington, UC Irvine's engineering school dean who is African-American … sees a “fundamental fear of math” in some communities of color as an obstacle …. Engineering is about solving the world’s problems, and “more people of color bring a diversity of solutions," he said. Starting at preschool is just about right "to prepare kids to be ready as inventors and as problem-solvers.”
  • Red Orbit, Jan 23, 2015 11:57 am

    First-ever deep core drilling project underway in Antarctica

    “We’re not just trying to punch through the ice sheet, the most important objective is to bring up the highest-quality ice possible,” said principal investigator Murat Aydin, a UC Irvine researcher who was chief scientist from early November through the end of December.
  • The New York Times, Jan 23, 2015 11:56 am

    When films and facts collide in questions

    In the case of “Selma,” Jerome Christensen, a professor of humanities and a film scholar at the University of California, Irvine, noted that several of the film’s opponents were people with close connections to the Johnson administration. “It’s a question of reputation rather than accuracy,” he said.
  • USA Today, Jan 23, 2015 11:56 am

    Activists press Obama to curb secret political spending

    Richard Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine's law school, said Obama's rhetoric on campaign finance has clashed with reality ever since the Democrat abandoned his pledge to accept taxpayer money in the 2008 campaign and became the first major-party nominee to leave the public funding system.
  • Orange County Register, Jan 23, 2015 11:56 am

    Adults urged to get measles shot as outbreak spreads

    Even people who, as a child, received the two doses required by the state might consider getting another booster, said Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine. … “Measles is the most contagious virus known to man at this time.”
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