UCI News

Orange County Register, April 15, 2016
UCI launches hybrid MBA program
“The flexibility of this program reflects our focus on redefining business education and increasing the accessibility of our programs to students regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School of Business, in a statement.

Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2016
Is the California drought America’s water wake-up call?
Jay Famiglietti, professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine [writes]: The California drought is not over. The great hope for major replenishment of California’s surface and groundwater supplies – the “Godzilla” El Niño – has failed thus far to live up to its super-sized hype, delivering only average amounts of rain and snow, primarily to the northern half of the state.

USA Today, April 17, 2016
Texas immigration case should be an easy call: Column
Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and a professor of constitutional law [writes]: At the very least, Supreme Court justices should be consistent. If they hold to that standard, even in the most minimal way, they will dismiss the challenge by Texas and other states to President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

CNN, April 15, 2016
Is Trump right about ‘rigged’ nomination?
Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Should Trump become the Republican nominee, perhaps the country can begin a serious debate about whether the Electoral College − which gives greater electoral power to smaller states than to larger states − still makes sense in a democracy increasingly committed to the one person, one vote ideal.

Munchies, April 17, 2016
Abolishing tips could screw over restaurant owners, customers, and servers
The answer is a resounding “no,” according to Richard McKenzie, professor of economics and management emeritus at UC Irvine. In a recent study entitled Should Tipping Be Abolished?, McKenzie goes as far as claiming that tipping benefits pretty much everyone in the restaurant industry – not just servers, but restaurant owners, customers, and other workers.

Previously “In the News”