Media Advisories

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 campus map) INFORMATION:  Media […]

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: INFORMATION:  Media […]

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 […]

Global Food Summit at UCI to address sustainable solutions to feeding the world

EVENT:  Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions is the second of a two-part Global Food Security conference held at University of California, Irvine. Internationally renowned food security leaders, practitioners and academics will address critical topics, ranging from global efforts to improve agriculture to the promise of technological advances. For full list of events, go to: WHEN/WHERE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

UCI to host symposium, exhibits on legacy of architect William Pereira

EVENT: “California Modern: Irvine Style” will explore the master plans for UCI and Irvine in relation to American modernism and higher education and early 1960s Utopianism. The symposium and exhibits aim to define the legacy and influence of architect William Pereira (1909-1985), who designed the campus and city. WHEN/WHERE: April 18-25 at UCI’s Student Center (bldg. 113, grid […]

Best-selling author of “Crazy Love” to speak at UCI about domestic violence

EVENT: The UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head: Inside the World of an Abuse Survivor,” a talk by Leslie Morgan Steiner, whose book Crazy Love made The New York Times best-seller list. Steiner will discuss the dark story of her marriage, misconceptions about victims of domestic violence and ways we […]

Former PIMCO CEO to discuss politics, markets at UCI

EVENT:  Mohamed El-Erian, former PIMCO CEO and author of the newly released The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability & Avoiding the Next Collapse, will talk politics, policies and markets in a three-person panel at UCI. El-Erian is a frequent commentator on the post-2008 financial crisis, the sovereign debt and eurozone crisis, and political upheavals […]