Browsing: Society & Community

Campus Life Map shows movement during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault

Shake, shake, shake … participate

UC Irvine is part of the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history – the Great Southern California ShakeOut – which takes place throughout the southland Thursday, Nov. 13.

Campus Life Record numbers of voters result in long lines at one of the polling places on UCI's campus

UCI votes

All over the country, record numbers of voters are standing in lines to cast their votes in what many are calling the most historic election of our time.

Faculty Political Word Cloud

Politicalspeak decoded

Presidential candidates and political bloggers typically have a lot to say, but the subtext to their messages isn’t always clear.

Faculty "Mavericks" on top of the white house seal

Political maverick paradox

Republican Sen. John McCain has staked his bid for the U.S. presidency on his reputation as a “political maverick,” a politician who is unafraid to cross party lines to “vote his conscience” on important policy issues.

Admin Olive Tree Initiative

Insights from Middle East

In 2007, UC Irvine student leaders from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Druze and unaffiliated backgrounds set a goal to take a fact-finding trip to Israel and Palestine to better understand the nature of ongoing conflicts in the region.

Faculty A Kenyan man completes transactions in cash and by cell phone.

The future of money: A glossary

Digital money or currency – a broad term describing any technology providing access to or even replacing traditional functions of money – is not limited to developing countries.

Faculty Airtime cards in China circulate as alternative currencies.

Money in the digital age

Are those crisp green bills wilting in your wallet? Coins collecting dust? As face-to-face transfers of money grow rarer in an increasingly digital world, cash is no longer king.

Admin New Professors

UCI welcomes new faculty

Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.

Faculty A student juggles apples while registering to vote

UCI election events

There’s no shortage of political opinion at UC Irvine, and a number of campus groups and student organizations have organized events where those opinions can be heard.

Arts Ron Carlson

Rhode Island loves Carlson

Call it the little state with the big reach. Rhode Island is touching UC Irvine in a big way by selecting Ron Carlson’s “Five Skies” as its statewide reading pick for 2009.

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