Media Advisories

eSports leader UCI to host panel discussion on women in gaming

EVENT: Female industry leaders and academics will take part in a panel discussion at the University of California, Irvine on women in gaming, with an emphasis on eSports and other competitions. The panelists, including prominent professional and club players and designers, will examine gaming’s cultural dynamics and how women can better be encouraged to pursue […]

UCI conference to probe changing views of honesty, truth

EVENT: “The Future of the Truth” will look at how America sees honesty and truth today, in light of the new administration and ongoing trends in literature, law and journalism. The two-day conference at UCI features such internationally renowned speakers as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer; Mike Murphy, political consultant for […]

UCI will host Lunar New Year celebration

EVENT: UCI will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of academic activities, cultural entertainment, parades, music, dancing, food, fireworks and more. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Jan. 30: Academic events begin at 9 a.m. in EDU 1111 at the School of Law (bldg. 3, grid F11 on campus map: Dance and musical performances start at […]

UCI’s HyperXite team to compete in Hyperloop challenge at SpaceX headquarters

EVENT:  UCI’s HyperXite team is going head-to-head with more than 30 other university-based and independent engineering teams from around the world to determine which has designed and built the best human-scale pod for the Hyperloop transportation system proposed by SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Pods will be evaluated for speed, stability, braking and […]

Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to kick off Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series

EVENT: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer, will read from his nonfiction and fiction works in a free program launching UCI’s 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows Series. WHEN/WHERE: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should […]

UCI to host Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

EVENT: The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at UCI offers a weeklong program of lectures, activities and events in honor of the slain civil rights leader’s birthday. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Jan. 16, to Friday, Jan. 20, at various locations, mostly in the Cross-Cultural Center and the Student Center, both of which are served by […]

UCI to host Conference on Poverty & Inequality in California

EVENT:  University of California, Irvine faculty members and community leaders from across the state will gather on campus for the Conference on Poverty & Inequality in California. They’ll discuss some of today’s most compelling issues: the persistence of childhood poverty, the growing inequality gap, and the effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs. WHEN/WHERE:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

UCI’s ‘Documenting War’ series features scholars, journalists, photographers, soldiers

EVENT: How do we find meaning in destruction and chaos? UCI’s series “Documenting War” brings together scholars, military personnel, artists and journalists to explore the genres, rhetoric and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflections. WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 20 and Nov. 9-30 at Humanities Gateway 1030 (bldg. 611, grid E7 on campus map: and […]

UCI students to vie for world record in four-quadrant dodgeball

EVENT: Students at the University of California, Irvine will attempt to clinch their seventh Guinness world record by fielding the largest game of four-quadrant dodgeball. The event is part of Welcome Week, the annual back-to-school slate of student activities. WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Anteater Recreation Center sports fields (grid D11 […]

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 […]