Media Advisories

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 […]

UCI to celebrate grand opening of materials characterization institute

EVENT:  The grand opening of the Irvine Materials Research Institute – an electron microscopy facility that serves as the cross-campus nexus for materials research at UCI – will take place during the three-day International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy & Spectroscopy. WHEN/WHERE:   Grand opening: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 7, Engineering Hall (bldg. 308, grid H8 on […]

UCI School of Social Ecology to celebrate 25th anniversary at 2042 event

EVENT: The 2042 25th Anniversary Celebration will commemorate the UCI School of Social Ecology’s 25 years of accomplishments and reveal its vision for the next 25 years. WHEN/WHERE: 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid E9 on campus map: INFORMATION: Free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 […]

UCI Law grad and super mom is student commencement speaker on Mother’s Day weekend

EVENT:  UCI Law graduate Star Leal, selected by her classmates to be this year’s student commencement speaker, gave birth to a baby boy – her fourth child –last Sunday. Leal, 29, earned her degree while advocating for homeless and special needs children and ran highly successful toy drives for them. She will focus her practice […]

Comedian and TV show host W. Kamau Bell to speak at UCI on racism

EVENT: Comedian W. Kamau Bell, host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN show “United Shades of America,” will speak at UCI as part of the “Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry” public lecture series, sponsored by the campus’s Confronting Extremism initiative. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, May 22, Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid E9 on […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to speak at UCI

EVENT:  Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will give a public talk and sign books at UCI as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series. WHEN/WHERE:  Tuesday, April 17, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: and at Langson Library (bldg. […]

UCI to host half-day academic cybersecurity conference featuring James Carville

EVENT:  Political consultant James Carville, former campaign manager for Bill Clinton, will deliver the keynote address at a half-day academic conference hosted by UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute. “Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them?” will feature panel discussions on the technological, legal and policy implications of election hacking and threat assessments […]

UCI to host forum about America’s identity at home and abroad

EVENT:  The United States is facing a peculiar time in which it’s unusually difficult to take stock of ourselves. If we had to say what underpins America today, if we were forced to choose our core beliefs or values as a nation, it’s not clear that we could readily do so. Keynote speaker Jill Lepore, […]