Month: August 2017

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. to appear at UCI as part of Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series

EVENT: “Charlottesville: A Defining Moment in America: A Conversation with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.” will feature a “fireside-style” discussion between the prominent civil rights leader and Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of law at UCI, as part of the 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series. WHEN/WHERE: Noon-1:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre […]

Microsemi gives UCI $1.5 million to create chair in electrical engineering

Endowment will help ensure that graduates’ skills match industry needs

Aerospace workforce development symposium at UCI to feature Virgin Galactic CEO

EVENT:  Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides will present the keynote address, “Opening Space to Change the World for Good,” at the Aerospace Symposium & Expo at UCI. Hundreds of high school and college students from across Southern California have registered to attend the event, designed to inspire an interest in aerospace careers and offer hands-on […]

In a warming climate, ocean- and land-based floods are a disastrous duo, UCI researchers find

Coastal areas are threatened by both oceanic and terrestrial flooding, and the combination of these factors is especially concerning as sea levels continue to rise. Untangling how oceans and rivers interact – their so-called compounding effects – is a challenge for scientists and engineers trying to estimate the current and future risk of flooding. UCI researchers have […]

Jonathan Alexander’s 5 most influential YA novels

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton: This book likely started it all in the late 1960s and is still a compelling narrative, written by a very young woman grappling with issues of class and privilege in a small Oklahoma town. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie: A major literary fiction writer tackles […]

Pop lit protagonist

English professor who studies the genre believes young adult fiction has come of age

Being arrested takes toll on mental health, study finds

Being in prison is known to adversely affect mental health, but it’s not just the  2.2 million people incarcerated in the U.S. who suffer. According to a new UCI study, the 12.2 million individuals arrested every year also experience mental health repercussions. “For the first time, our research documents the significant association between arrest and […]

UCI receives endowment for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali presidential chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Holder will collaborate with Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture

Accounting professor wins award for tax planning paper

Terry Shevlin, professor of accounting and associate dean of research & doctoral programs at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, has received the 2017 Tax Manuscript Award from the American Taxation Association. The paper, “Incentives for Tax Planning & Avoidance: Evidence from the Field,” published in The Accounting Review, describes the results from a survey […]

Belinda Campos

Seeing health in a cultural context

Belinda Campos studies how the Latino approach to relationships yields mental and physical benefits