Media Advisories

UCI kicks off Illuminations Authors Series with celebrity chef Simon Majumdar

EVENT: UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative will kick off its second annual authors series – which brings acclaimed writers to campus for free, public book talks and signings – with celebrity chef Simon Majumdar, who penned Fed, White and Blue: Finding America With My Fork. WHEN/WHERE: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in […]

UCI arts dean, special guests unveil long-hidden works from highly anticipated museum

EVENT: UCI hosts the premiere public exhibit of 50 long-hidden paintings and sculptures from the campus’s forthcoming Institute and Museum for California Art. UCI IMCA will ultimately house two extraordinary gifts, The Buck Collection and The Irvine Museum Collection, totaling more than 4,400 works by major California artists spanning every period from impressionism to now. WHEN/WHERE: 1-5 […]

UCI to host reception, film screening to kick off residency of Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura

EVENT: Leonardo Padura, an award-winning Cuban novelist and investigative journalist whose stories are the basis for the Netflix miniseries “Four Seasons in Havana,” will be a UCI professor-in-residence in October. A free, public reception with Padura and screening of a documentary about his work, “Living and Writing in Havana,” will kick off his monthlong stay, which […]

UCI to host 2018 California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue conference

EVENT: Scholars, policymakers and industry professionals from around the world will convene at the University of California, Irvine to explore the future of the “fintech” sector in the U.S. and China at the two-day California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue conference. The focus will be the rise of China’s middle class, shifts in the U.S. labor market, and evolving […]

UCI to host nationwide network of Armenian studies scholars, chairs and directors

EVENT:  For the first time, the University of California, Irvine will host the Armenian Studies Chairs and Directors Workshop. Representatives from the campus’s Armenian studies program will welcome leading scholars, program chairs and directors from across the nation to discuss the field’s existing challenges and future prospects. The first to be held in more than a […]

Chilling with recycled water: UCI, Irvine Ranch Water District celebrate plant conversion to save 80 million gallons of drinkable water each year

EVENT:  Officials from UCI and the Irvine Ranch Water District are hosting a celebration of UCI’s renovated Central Plant, which has been retrofitted to use recycled water for cooling campus buildings. WHEN/WHERE:  10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Central Plant loading dock (outside bldg. 902, grid E6 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf) INFORMATION:  Parking is available […]

UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center to host 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture will host the 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, a series of events celebrating Iranian scholarship and culture. The four-day conference will bring together hundreds of experts, students, academic and nonacademic researchers, and aficionados of Iranian studies for a range of panels, […]

UCI to break ground on Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building

EVENT:  UCI will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its innovative Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building, a $120 million edifice with 113,000 assignable square feet of room that will host transdisciplinary projects in line with two major themes: biomedicine for human health, and energy use and the environment. UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman will be among the speakers. […]

UCI to host celebration of esports team’s victory in ‘League of Legends’ championship

EVENT:  UCI’s esports community is inviting the public to help celebrate the Anteater team’s victory in the recent League of Legends College Championship. The event will feature free game play in the UCI Esports Arena, guest speakers, cake and a display of the championship trophy. The first 50 guests will also receive a free commemorative […]

UCI triple major’s commencement speech on Father’s Day weekend will honor her dad

EVENT:  Graduating triple major Amy Hu will speak at the School of Social Sciences commencement this Father’s Day weekend – and thank her father for helping her and her two sisters find UCI. The middle child, Hu will receive bachelor’s degrees in sociology, business economics and business administration. Her older sister, Wendy Hu ’15, was […]