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You’re invited to the Dalai Lama’s birthday party!

You’re invited to the Dalai Lama’s birthday party!

On Monday, the spiritual leader will celebrate turning 80 with a panel discussion at the Bren Events Center on compassion and healing for a suffering planet

A focus on fungi

A focus on fungi

UCI doctoral candidate seeks to maximize the health of native plants in restored environments

‘How the law works for law breakers’

‘How the law works for law breakers’

Book co-authored by social ecology dean sheds light on the inmate grievance process in California

Guilt-free beach reading

Guilt-free beach reading

Book lovers can look to UCI authors for summer fare that exercises the mind while the body relaxes

UCI in the News

  • KCRW, Jul 2, 2015 2:07 pm

    The Dalai Lama celebrates his birthday by spreading compassion

    The Dalai Lama has a long association with UC Irvine, and he's chosen to celebrate his 80th birthday there next Monday.  Starting the day before, he'll be part of Orange County's three-day Global Compassion Summit. We hear more from Dr. Thomas Parham, vice chancellor of student affairs on the campus ….
  • Orange County Register, Jul 2, 2015 2:06 pm

    Lives improved by high court rulings

    The two most important Supreme Court decisions of the year will each have a dramatic, beneficial effect on people’s lives. …  It does not always happen, but the court made people’s lives, and our society, much better with its rulings last week. … Erwin Chemerinsky is dean of the UC Irvine School of Law.
  • CNN, Jul 2, 2015 2:06 pm

    Space could be the battlefield for World War III

    In another example of science fiction crossing with science reality, astronomers at UC Irvine are exploring the mounting of a laser onto the new telescope to be put on the International Space Station in 2017.
  • Enstars, Jul 2, 2015 2:06 pm

    Lisa Schwartz YouTube: ‘Lisbug’ dishes on her video career, unique ideas & her role on ‘Talking Tom’

    YouTube star Lisa Schwartz has more than one million followers online, and is never afraid to push the limits that cause her audience to tear up from laughter. … Enstars recently caught up with Schwartz to talk about how she comes up with her wacky ideas and her gig as a talking cat. … Lisa Schwartz: I studied theater at UC Irvine ….
  • The Hollywood Reporter, Jul 2, 2015 2:05 pm

    12 VIP things to do this summer in LA

    What: The Dalai Lama’s Global Compassion Summit and 80th Birthday Celebration When: July 5-7 Where: The Honda Center in Anaheim and the UC Irvine campus Why: His Holiness is an incredible force for good and peace.
  • Daily Pilot, Jul 1, 2015 1:14 pm

    On theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

    Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university's New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fourth season …. The festival is under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Eli Simon, a Chancellor's Professor of acting in UCI's drama department.
  • Los Angeles Times, Jul 1, 2015 1:14 pm

    Supreme Court to hear California teacher’s suit – a ‘life or death’ case for unions

    Catherine Fisk, a labor law expert at UC Irvine, noted that it takes only four votes to hear an appeal, but five are needed for a majority decision. ... She said, “Justice Scalia may be crucial.” Scalia wrote in 1991 that because public-sector unions had a legal duty to represent all employees who had grievances or other problems, it was reasonable to require all workers to pay their fair share of the cost.
  • Los Angeles Times, Jul 1, 2015 1:13 pm

    A court of one: Anthony Kennedy

    Liberals do have more to celebrate this term than in the recent past, from the same-sex marriage and Obamacare decisions, to a major housing discrimination case, to a surprising win for minority plaintiffs in a voting rights lawsuit. In all of those cases, Kennedy was in the majority, and all but one – Obamacare – were decided 5-4. … Richard L. Hasen is a professor of law and political science at UC Irvine.
  • Orange County Register, Jul 1, 2015 1:13 pm

    UC Irvine professor receives national science award

    Three University of California researchers are the winners of a national young scientist award that carry a cash prize of $250,000 each. The awards are given annually by the Blavatnik Family Foundation …. The winners are … Syed A. Jafar, a 39-year-old professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Daily Pilot, Jul 1, 2015 1:13 pm

    Locals featured in World University Games

    UC Irvine men's volleyball coach David Kniffin will lead the U.S. men's team that includes Anteaters players Jason Agopian, Kyle Russell and Michael Saeta at the World University Games, Saturday through July 12 in Gwangju, South Korea. … Kniffin … heads a team of 12 collegiate players from seven universities. UCI leads the way with three players on the team.
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