OC Weekly, Mar 6, 2014 3:34 pm
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is the lion in exile
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, UC Irvine professor of comparative literature, is one of Africa's leading intellectuals and activists …. This weekend, his 1976 play, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, receives a production courtesy of the UCI Theater Department.
Houston Chronicle, Mar 6, 2014 3:34 pm
Dozens of supporting briefs in gay marriage cases
The flood of amicus briefs would be abnormal for usual cases before a federal appeals court, but it has become commonplace as challenges to same-sex-marriage bans work through the courts, said Douglas NeJaime, professor of law UC Irvine.
MSN, Mar 6, 2014 3:33 pm
Kids lacking at-home enrichment gain most from Head Start: Study
"These results suggest that it's particularly important that Head Start be offered to those children whose parents did not report providing a lot of pre-academic stimulation," study author Elizabeth Miller, a graduate student at UC Irvine.
Southern California Public Radio, Mar 6, 2014 3:33 pm
California drought: Orange County expands ‘toilet to tap’ water recycling
"We need to invest in projects like sewage recycling in a lot more places then we're currently doing it." As for the "yuk factor" of the old toilet to tap objections, Jay Famiglietti, professor at UC Irvine, has this simple advice: "get over it."
Orange County Register, Mar 6, 2014 3:33 pm
Write an SAT essay-or don’t
Thurston Domina, an associate professor at UC Irvine said “It’s very clear that a student or a family who invests in tutoring and test prep can improve their SAT scores by a substantial amount – and that’s just not fair.” PDF
Los Angeles Times, Mar 5, 2014 4:34 pm
UC Irvine relents, decides to hold multiple graduation ceremonies
UC Irvine officials have decided to hold a series of smaller graduation ceremonies, in addition to one at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, at which they hope President Obama will be the keynote speaker.
Huffington Post, Mar 5, 2014 4:34 pm
Mega-collaborations: How big teams can work together
The insights of team science are useful to anyone who has to work with others to get a job done … Judith Olson, a professor of information and computer sciences at UC Irvine and an expert on remote scientific collaboration, shares this experience.
The Orange County Register, Mar 5, 2014 4:34 pm
UC Irvine officials remain optimistic that Obama will speak at graduation
UC Irvine officials on Tuesday said that their visit with Obama administration officials went well, but it is too early to determine whether the president will speak at the June commencement ceremony.
Zocalo Public Square, Mar 5, 2014 4:34 pm
News junkies get traumatized, too
With images of the attacks on the Twin Towers replaying in my mind, I decided I had to study how Americans were coping with 9/11 .... Alison Holman is associate professor of nursing science at UC Irvine.
KCPW, Mar 5, 2014 4:34 pm
Amy Wilentz, politics of post-earthquake Haiti
Wilentz spoke at the University of Utah about the foreign response to the Haitian victims after the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Wilentz says the thousands of visiting foreigners with NGO’s and humanitarian groups held identities of themselves that weren’t necessarily shared by the Haitian people.