UCI News

PeterGreenberg.com, Aug. 8, 2016
Irvine, California: Like a local
Like just about everything else in Irvine, even [UCI] is young – it was founded in 1965. Today there are [30,000] students, but get this: more than half of the classes have fewer than 20 students each. While we’re on the subject of numbers, consider that this campus was voted the greenest in the country by the Sierra Club. As one of the city’s center points, events like … theater performances aren’t just for the students, but for the entire community.

CNN Money, Aug. 11, 2016
How to retire if you’re going to live to 100
[Julie] Hill says that her son, who is 31, and his friends keep her young and up-to-date on how businesses can use technology. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Center for Digital Transformation at the University of California, Irvine, which advises companies on how to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Orange County Register, Aug. 10, 2016
New time and place make ‘As You Like It’ sparkle
Finely distilled Shakespeare? Shakespeare Lite? Perhaps not, but in his New Swan Theater staging of “As You Like It,” director Eli Simon has condensed the 1599 comedy down to a sparkling, fast-paced two hours while using 1931 Chicago as the setting. In doing so, he has gotten at the play’s essences – slapstick comedy, light banter and clever wordplay – while showing it to be almost identical in style and tone to the great screwball comedies of the Depression era.

Today, Aug. 11, 2016
Olympic volleyball player David Smith, who is nearly deaf, excels for U.S. team
Smith, 31, who is married with a 4-year-old son, starred in college at the University of California, Irvine, for coach John Speraw, who is now the head coach of the U.S. team in Rio.

The Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2016
A racially diverse America could make the economy less important to elections
Michael Tesler, an associate professor of political science at UC Irvine, [writes]: Last month’s Democratic and Republican National conventions showed just how different the two parties have become on matters of race and ethnicity. After observing the conventions’ stark racial and ethnic differences, Bill Maher suggested that the old adage, “it’s the economy, stupid” may not apply to this presidential election.  Instead, Maher said, “it’s race, stupid.” Maher may be onto to something.

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12, 2016
State is years behind on projects to protect wildlife at Salton Sea, officials and activists say
“The state has been dallying,” said Timothy Bradley, a professor of ecology and director of UC Irvine’s Salton Sea Initiative. “And it would be unconscionable if it does not now shift into a very high speed to get something done.”

The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2016
Multigenerational households: The benefits, and perils
John L. Graham, professor emeritus at the business school at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of All in the Family: A Practical Guide to Successful Multigenerational Living, said he saw the trend as part of a return to interdependence within the extended family. “This is the way people have always lived around the world,” he said.

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