UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Sep. 17, 2018
UCI Starts Work on Science & Engineering Building
Construction work is now underway for UCI’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, which will serve the university’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science, and the School of Physical Sciences. … It will be one of the largest integrative research facilities west of the Rocky Mountains. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

MarketWatch, Sep. 17, 2018
Want a career change? Maybe you should become a certified financial planner
For the online path to work, you’ll need good time-management skills and self-motivation, said Timothy Neuville …. Neuville wrote curriculum for both online and in-classroom programs at UC Irvine, and said both programs have their benefits. With online courses, you obviously save time commuting and can be more flexible with your schedule. In a classroom, you can ask professors questions face-to-face and receive immediate feedback. You also get the benefit of meeting classmates, which helps you grow your professional network.

The Washington Post, Sep. 15, 2018
A fresh look back at 2016 finds America with an identity crisis
Now, a trio of political scientists have come forth with their answer as to why Donald Trump prevailed over Hillary Clinton, summed up in the title of their forthcoming book: “Identity Crisis.” The co-authors are John Sides of George Washington University, Michael Tesler of the University of California at Irvine and Lynn Vavreck of the University of California at Los Angeles. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Enterprise-Record, Sep. 13, 2018
Biblio File: The importance of free speech
How can public colleges and universities encourage the free expression of ideas yet also protect individuals from being harmed? It’s no small task, write Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman in “Free Speech On Campus” …. Gillman is chancellor at UC Irvine; Chemerinsky is Dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Law. They lay out a vision for public higher education: “Campuses cannot and should not accommodate the language of safe spaces when the focus is protecting members of the campus from the expression of ideas, rather than creating a safe environment for the expression of ideas.”

Simplemost, Sep. 16, 2018
This Starbucks Is Staffed Entirely By Senior Citizens
David Neumark, director of the Center for Economics and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, told Forbes last year that part of the reluctance to hire senior employees boiled down to stereotypes and discrimination. “One thing that always strikes me is social attitudes,” Neumark said. “People who would never make a racist or sexist joke will make an ageist joke without thinking about it. The social acceptability of that is remarkable.”

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