UCI News

Money Magazine, Aug. 1, 2016
The 15 best public colleges in the U.S.
University of California, Irvine, CA.  One of the youngest campuses (51 years old) in the state’s public university system, Irvine is already among the world’s most respected research institutions, with three former faculty members who’ve received Nobel Prizes. Undergraduates also thrive: Although more than 40 percent of students come from low-income families, 86 percent of freshmen go on to graduate − an impressive 41 percent more than the average for schools with a similar student body.

The New York Times, Aug. 2, 2016
Turning the tide on voting rights
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Has the tide against restrictive voting laws turned? In the last few weeks, voting rights groups, in some instances working with the Department of Justice, have posted a series of victories that seemed unlikely when their cases against these laws were first brought. The rights of hundreds of thousands of voters are at stake.

The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 1, 2016
Dental gel fights plaque, but lacks fluoride
In a 25-person, three-week study funded in part by Livionex  … Petra Wilder-Smith, director of dentistry at the Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues monitored the cleanliness of teeth on the so-called Plaque Index, a scale from zero to five, with zero being the cleanest. … Dr. Wilder-Smith, who has tested at least a dozen toothpastes, including major brands, says Livionex is the “best that I’ve seen” in removing plaque.

Bloomberg Law, Aug. 1, 2016
Bloomberg Law: Voter I.D. laws go to court across U.S.
Richard Pildes, a professor at NYU Law School, and Richard Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, discuss several voting rights cases that were decided on Friday, which resulted in victories for voting rights activists in many key presidential election states.

Orange County Register, Aug. 1, 2016
UCI athlete earns berth on Olympic track and field team
UC Irvine student-athlete Persis William-Mensah has earned a berth on Ghana’s Olympic team for next month’s 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. William-Mensah, who will be a junior at UCI in the fall, was selected as a member of Ghana’s 4×100-meter relay for … track and field.

Business Insider Singapore, Aug. 1, 2016
The 24 best law schools for securing federal clerkships
6. University of California, Irvine: Just opened in 2009, UC Irvine School of Law is already producing top-notch lawyers. Students earn a median LSAT score of 162 and go on to hold highly-coveted jobs post-graduation, with 65 percent securing full-time, long-term positions that require passing the bar.

Previously “In the News”