Media Advisories

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 […]

Nobel laureate and former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to speak at UCI

EVENT:  Steven Chu, Nobel laureate, former U.S. secretary of energy, and professor of physics and molecular & cellular physiology at Stanford University, will deliver the 2016 Reines Lecture, titled “Energy, Climate Change and the Transition to a Sustainable World.” WHEN/WHERE:  7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid E9 on campus map) INFORMATION:  Media planning […]

Pulitzer-winning journalist Katherine Boo to discuss poverty, India at UCI

EVENT:  Author and investigative journalist Katherine Boo, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, will visit the University of California, Irvine to discuss urban and global poverty, India and other topics. WHEN/WHERE:  Feb. 2-4 at various locations on the UCI campus HIGHLIGHTS:    Tuesday, Feb. 2 Wednesday, Feb. 3 Thursday, Feb. 4 INFORMATION:  Media planning to attend should contact […]

Colorful Lunar New Year festival to take place at UCI

EVENT:  A lion dance parade, elaborate costumes, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, origami workshops, live cultural entertainment, delicious food tastings and beverages will highlight a Lunar New Year festival hosted by UCI’s social sciences, law and business schools in conjunction with the campus’s John S. & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business & Law. WHEN/WHERE:  3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, […]

UCI, USC to host three-day conference on free speech

EVENT: Timed to coincide closely with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, a three-day conference on “What Cannot Be Said: Freedom of Expression in a Changing World” will take place on the University of California, Irvine and USC campuses. It will examine the changing parameters of expression as the horizons of freedom shift […]

UCI to host Thanksgiving lunch for students staying on campus during holiday

EVENT: Several hundred international and U.S. students remaining on campus for Thanksgiving can enjoy a luncheon feast served by UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham and others. WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, in Pippin Commons at Middle Earth (G9 on campus map) INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Cathy Lawhon at 949-824-1151 […]

US Treasurer Rosie Rios to discuss currency redesign at UCI event

EVENT: U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, the driving force behind plans to put a woman on the new $10 bill, will talk about currency redesign and answer questions in an appearance at UCI. WHEN/WHERE: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Room 1517, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (bldg. 214, grid F9 and F10 on campus map: […]

First symposium in UCI series to explore US immigration policy

EVENT:  Fifty years after passage of the landmark Immigration & Nationality Act, an array of expert scholars, journalists, historians and lawyers will gather for a two-day conference at UCI to discuss the past, present and future of U.S. immigration policy – examining the shift from 1965’s inclusionary vision to the enforcement patterns of today. “Transforming Migrations: Beyond […]

Press preview: ‘My Virtual Dream’ technology to produce brain-wave art at UCI

EVENT: What kind of art would journalists’ brain waves produce? Put your gray matter to the test in a preview demonstration of “My Virtual Dream,” a multisensory experience to be featured by UCI’s Department of Neurology and School of Medicine at the 50th Anniversary Festival of Discovery. WHEN/WHERE:   4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in UCI’s Aldrich Park (F7 […]

Summit hosted by UCI, O.C. United Way alliance will address county’s social issues

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine and Orange County United Way have partnered to form O.C. Working Together, which is hosting a daylong summit to improve and expand collective efforts to help the county’s least fortunate. UCI faculty and graduate students, O.C. United Way leaders, chief executives from O.C. nonprofits, religious leaders and elected officials will […]