Media Advisories

UCI air quality symposium will mark designation of Rowland Hall as historic landmark

EVENT:  UCI will host a two-day symposium on air quality research and a ceremony in honor of Rowland Hall’s designation as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. The building was the site of groundbreaking research on chlorofluorocarbons and stratospheric ozone loss by Nobel laureates F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in 1974 […]

UCI civil engineering students to host peers from 18 schools for annual competitions

EVENT: The UC Irvine student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host 18 other school chapters for the Pacific Southwest Conference. The annual event features friendly competition in steel bridge construction, concrete canoe races, water filtration system design and more. There will also be a career fair, recreational activities and a concluding banquet. Over 1,000 civil […]

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: 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: 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 to host Conference on Poverty & Inequality in California

EVENT:  University of California, Irvine faculty members and community leaders from across the state will gather on campus for the Conference on Poverty & Inequality in California. They’ll discuss some of today’s most compelling issues: the persistence of childhood poverty, the growing inequality gap, and the effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs. WHEN/WHERE:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, […]

UCI’s ‘Documenting War’ series features scholars, journalists, photographers, soldiers

EVENT: How do we find meaning in destruction and chaos? UCI’s series “Documenting War” brings together scholars, military personnel, artists and journalists to explore the genres, rhetoric and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflections. WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 20 and Nov. 9-30 at Humanities Gateway 1030 (bldg. 611, grid E7 on campus map: and the Student Center’s […]