eSports leader UCI to host panel discussion on women in gaming

EVENT: Female industry leaders and academics will take part in a panel discussion at the University of California, Irvine on women in gaming, with an emphasis on eSports and other competitions. The panelists, including prominent professional and club players and designers, will examine gaming’s cultural dynamics and how women can better be encouraged to pursue it […]

UCI conference to probe changing views of honesty, truth

EVENT: “The Future of the Truth” will look at how America sees honesty and truth today, in light of the new administration and ongoing trends in literature, law and journalism. The two-day conference at UCI features such internationally renowned speakers as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer; Mike Murphy, political consultant for John McCain, […]

UCI will host Lunar New Year celebration

EVENT: UCI will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of academic activities, cultural entertainment, parades, music, dancing, food, fireworks and more. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Jan. 30: Academic events begin at 9 a.m. in EDU 1111 at the School of Law (bldg. 3, grid F11 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf). Dance and musical performances start at noon in Pacific Ballroom […]

UCI’s HyperXite team to compete in Hyperloop challenge at SpaceX headquarters

EVENT:  UCI’s HyperXite team is going head-to-head with more than 30 other university-based and independent engineering teams from around the world to determine which has designed and built the best human-scale pod for the Hyperloop transportation system proposed by SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Pods will be evaluated for speed, stability, braking and smoothness of ride on […]

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to kick off Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series

EVENT: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer, will read from his nonfiction and fiction works in a free program launching UCI’s 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series. WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf) INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or […]

UCI to host Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

EVENT: The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at UCI offers a weeklong program of lectures, activities and events in honor of the slain civil rights leader’s birthday. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Jan. 16, to Friday, Jan. 20, at various locations, mostly in the Cross-Cultural Center and the Student Center, both of which are served by the Student Center Parking Structure […]

UCI law professor and firearm activist Michele Goodwin

Taking aim at gun violence

Law professor launches national effort to study firearm mayhem, police shootings and survivor trauma

Anteater alumni mingle in UCI’s Aldrich Park at the 2016 homecoming celebration.

UCI Homecoming to welcome back thousands of alumni

Celebration will include music, beer garden, food trucks, fireworks and basketball game

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen to kick off UCI’s 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning author will read from his fiction and nonfiction works

UCI to host Annual Literary Conference for Teachers

More than 500 educators from Southern California are registered to attend the 17th Annual Literacy Conference for Teachers, hosted by the UCI Writing Project, on Dec. 13. This year’s theme is “Teaching Better by Design: Helping Students to Dive Deep as Readers and Writers.” The event features two keynote addresses and a variety of workshops. “We created […]