Month: January 2014

UCI team advances to Hult Prize regional finals

The Hult Prize Foundation recently announced that a team of grad students from UC Irvine has advanced to the regional finals of the fifth annual Hult Prize competition.

iMedEd Initiative named a 2013-15 Apple Distinguished Program

The iMedEd Initiative – UC Irvine’s innovative medical education iPad program – has been recognized as a 2013-15 Apple Distinguished Program, joining a select group of programs being recognized nationwide as exemplary learning environments.

Made in China for us: Air pollution as well as exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study is the first to quantify how much of the pollution […]

Radio host and author Michael Eric Dyson to speak at UCI’s MLK Jr. Symposium

EVENT: Michael Eric Dyson, author and host of an eponymous NPR program, will deliver the Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture as part of UC Irvine’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. His talk will highlight six days of activities honoring King’s legacy. WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Pacific Ballroom at UC Irvine’s Student […]

Vandell elected to National Academy of Education

Deborah Lowe Vandell, dean of UC Irvine’s School of Education, was recently elected to the National Academy of Education, an organization dedicated to advancing high-quality education research and its use in policy formulation and practice.

UCI reports highest growth in freshman applications in UC system

UC Irvine is the fastest-growing UC campus when measured by the number of freshman applications for the academic year beginning in fall 2014. Data released by the University of California Office of the President today show an overall increase of 9.6 percent in freshmen petitioning to attend UCI, and when transfer applicants are added in, UC Irvine comes in fourth in the system with a total of 82,450 applicants.

UCI Center for Psychology & Law forum will address use of rap lyrics in criminal trials

EVENT: UC Irvine’s Center for Psychology & Law and the Newkirk Center for Science & Society are hosting “Rap on Trial,” a discussion panel addressing the recent practice of using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Prosecutors have argued before judges and juries that rap lyrics are either autobiographical confessions of illegal behavior or proof […]

UCI Chancellor Michael Drake to fulfill fundraising promise by leading Irvine bike tour

EVENT: UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake will lead about 50 cyclists on a 25-mile tour of the city of Irvine – fulfilling the Promise for Education he made last fall as part of a University of California systemwide scholarship campaign. He earned the most pledges of any participant, bringing in $21,443. WHEN/WHERE: 9 a.m. […]

Reddit co-founder to speak at UC Irvine

EVENT: Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social news and entertainment site Reddit, will talk about using the Internet as a power for good, the topic of his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed. Ohanian’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to create or fund more than 60 […]

UCI professor receives $11 million grant from Department of Education

Carol Booth Olson, director of the UC Irvine Writing Project and associate professor of education, has received an $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand a reading and analytical writing intervention program for English-language learners to Southern California middle and high schools. The program will reach more than 100,000 students and 240 teachers in districts with predominantly low-income populations.