Media Advisories

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

UCI students to vie for world record in four-quadrant dodgeball

EVENT: Students at the University of California, Irvine will attempt to clinch their seventh Guinness world record by fielding the largest game of four-quadrant dodgeball. The event is part of Welcome Week, the annual back-to-school slate of student activities. WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Anteater Recreation Center sports fields (grid D11 […]

UCI to launch eSports arena, introduce first-ever varsity League of Legends players

EVENT: The grand opening of UC Irvine’s eSports arena – the first at a public university – will feature top-ranked players on UCI’s new League of Legends team. With 80 custom PCs from iBUYPOWER and a live webcasting studio to broadcast to millions of viewers, the arena will be a Southern California epicenter for competitive […]

Webinar to detail findings of recent Metropolitan Futures Initiative reports

EVENT: University of California, Irvine’s School of Social Ecology will host a webinar on the latest quarterly reports issued through its Metropolitan Futures Initiative: Detecting Job Density Over Time and Understanding Business Churning Dynamics & Their Spatial Variation. The interdisciplinary MFI research team will provide further insight on the findings and answer questions. WHEN: 11 […]

2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card to be released

EVENT:  The Orange County branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers will release the 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card. Now in its fourth issuance, the report card provides an overall grade for the county’s infrastructure as well as breakdown evaluations in aviation, electrical power, flood control, ground transportation, natural gas, oil, parks, recreation […]

UCI conference for HR pros aims to boost full-time employment of veterans

EVENT:  The University of California, Irvine and its community partners will host a Veteran Talent Recruitment & Retention Bootcamp for human resources professionals, designed to help boost the full-time employment of men and women who have served in the military. WHEN/WHERE:   8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, UCI Student Center (grid E8, bldg. 113 on […]

Head of Shoah Foundation to detail Holocaust holography work in public UCI talk

EVENT:  Stephen Smith, executive director of the Shoah Foundation, will share his progress on digitizing the stories of Holocaust survivors using interactive, three-dimensional exhibits and holograms that live on long after the storytellers have died. WHEN/WHERE:  5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, The Paul Merage School of Business auditorium (bldg. 222, grid F10 on campus map: […]

UCI teams vie for more than $100,000 in prizes at 2016 Business Plan Competition finals

EVENT:  Thirty-seven teams participating in the Paul Merage School of Business 2016 Business Plan Competition at UCI Applied Innovation will make their final pitches judges representing faculty and community business leaders. More than $100,000 in prizes will be awarded to winning teams in nine categories. This funding, and further support from UCI’s Applied Innovation, will […]