Month: January 2016

Statement in support of UCI Police Department

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Chancellor’s Office received a letter from UCI’s Black Student Union, demanding the abolition of the campus police force. The UCI Police Department comprises a highly respected team of officers who risk their lives to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We are proud of them and will […]

Matter of fact

UCI is world-renowned leader in experimental particle physics, especially neutrinos

Professor Emerita Ruth Kluger addresses Bundestag as part of Holocaust remembrance

Ruth Kluger, UCI professor emerita of German, today addressed Germany’s federal parliament, the Bundestag, during a memorial ceremony marking the nation’s annual Day of Remembrance for Victims of National Socialism. The event has featured renowned politicians, authors and activists as speakers, including Nobel laureates Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertesz. The theme of this year’s memorial was […]

English professor is finalist for $100,000 poetry award

English professor Amy Gerstler is a finalist for the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which bestows $100,000 on a midcareer poet. Gerstler, who teaches in UCI’s M.F.A. Programs in Writing, is one of five contenders for the prize. Her works of poetry, nonfiction and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The American Poetry Review. Gerstler’s most recent book, Scattered at Sea, was longlisted for […]

Pulitzer-winning journalist Katherine Boo to discuss poverty, India at UCI

EVENT:  Author and investigative journalist Katherine Boo, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, will visit the University of California, Irvine to discuss urban and global poverty, India and other topics. WHEN/WHERE:  Feb. 2-4 at various locations on the UCI campus HIGHLIGHTS:    Tuesday, Feb. 2 Wednesday, Feb. 3 Thursday, Feb. 4 INFORMATION:  Media planning to attend should contact […]

UCI homecoming set to break prior attendance records

Multifaceted annual event connects university with alumni and community

Colorful Lunar New Year festival to take place at UCI

EVENT:  A lion dance parade, elaborate costumes, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, origami workshops, live cultural entertainment, delicious food tastings and beverages will highlight a Lunar New Year festival hosted by UCI’s social sciences, law and business schools in conjunction with the campus’s John S. & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business & Law. WHEN/WHERE:  3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, […]

Maria D. Hernandez

Justice for kids

Superior Court Judge Maria D. Hernandez ’86 presides over efforts to keep troubled juveniles from succumbing to lives of crime

Tackling poverty to fight terrorism

Alumnus uses skills learned at UCI in overseeing nonprofit’s education efforts in rural Africa

Pay dirt

Bill Maurer, dean of social sciences, shares a trove of fun facts about money