UCI News

The New York Times Magazine, April 14, 2016
The Minecraft generation
Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at the University of California, Irvine, and a founder of Connected Camps, an online program where kids play Minecraft together, has closely studied gamers and learning. … “It’s one of the places where young people are engaging with more expert people who are much older than them,” Ito says. These connections are transformative: Kids get a glimpse of a professional path that their schoolwork never illuminates.

The National Law Journal, April 13, 2016
UC law schools get $4.5M for public interest fellowships
Fellowship positions will be divided proportionately based on enrollment at four University of California law schools: UCLA; the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; the University of California, Davis School of Law; and the University of California, Irvine School of Law. … Irvine law dean Erwin Chemerinsky said the fellowships will make the University of California’s law schools even more attractive to students who aspire to public interest careers.

TVO, April 13, 2016
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
The European Union is in a moment of crisis. As its economic woes continue to pile up, the 28-member bloc of nations is facing mass refugee arrivals, terrorism, and the looming threat of one of its key members, Britain, leaving the group. Joining us now to consider the EU’s existential angst … Jeffrey Kopstein, chair in the department of political science at the University of California, Irvine.

OC Weekly, April 13, 2016
Non-Toxic Irvine fights spraying of aerial chemicals
In a separate conversation about the aerial spraying program, Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D, a professor at UCI and scientist who helped Non-Toxic Irvine prevail in the Feb. 23 City Council meeting, pointed out that the information available about Duet is propaganda. “If you look at their statements made to the public, they’re all misleading,” he said in a phone interview.

Orange County Register, April 14, 2016
Hateful legislation should be struck down
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Laws recently enacted in North Carolina and Mississippi should be understood as motivated by animus against gays, lesbians and transgender individuals and should be declared unconstitutional. Ideally, political pressure and boycotts will cause these states to rescind their laws, but, if not, courts should enjoin them.

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