Media Advisories

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, […]

ACLU deputy legal director to speak at UCI about racial bias in America

EVENT: Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice & Equality, will discuss “Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here & Why Are We Stuck?” as part of the Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry lecture series at UCI. WHEN/WHERE: 6-8:30 […]

UCI to celebrate membership in Scholars at Risk network

EVENT: Having recently joined Scholars at Risk, UCI is hosting a celebration dedicated to Turkish and Syrian academics and their students. Renowned Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, UCI Distinguished Professor of comparative literature and English, will deliver a keynote address after a themed luncheon and Middle Eastern music. WHEN/WHERE: Noon-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Humanities […]

Renowned female marathon runners to speak on empowerment at UCI

EVENT: UCI will host a presentation called “Running for Her Life: How Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Gray Broke Barriers, Created Social Progress & Found Empowerment Through Running,” in which the two women share their inspirational stories. A reception and book signing will follow. WHEN/WHERE: 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Student Center’s Crystal Cove […]

Conference Targets Digital Citizenship for Young People

EVENT: Civic engagement in a networked world will be the featured discussion at the 8th annual Digital Media & Learning Conference. WHEN/WHERE: All day, Oct. 4-6, UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Mimi Ko Cruz at 949-824-4587,, or Brian Bell, 949-565-5533, Attendance and […]