UCI News

Orange County Register, Aug. 22, 2015
For Class of 2019, sex comes with a syllabus
The hundreds of UC Irvine freshmen attending their orientation session grew most attentive when it came to a more likely peril of modern college life: sex. “What is consent?” asked an actor in the educational video that played on a student center screen. The other actors in the film, all UCI students, responded: “It’s talking about what you like.”

The New York Times, Aug. 24, 2015
Selfies in voting booths raise legal questions on speech and secrecy
Heads snapped last week when Richard L. Hasen, a prominent elections expert at the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, called Judge Barbadoro’s opinion misguided and said allowing voting-booth photography posed a real risk. In “Why the Selfie is a Threat to Democracy,” an article posted last Tuesday by Reuters and on the Election Law Blog he edits, Mr. Hasen wrote that the court decision “might seem like a victory for the American Way.”

The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 23, 2015
As dirt bikers play cat-and-mouse game with Baltimore police, officials seek a lasting solution
Charis E. Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine, said finding the bikers somewhere else to ride would improve perceptions of the police. “Seeing the two groups come together and find a solution – isn’t that symbolically powerful, especially in this day and context?” she asked. “I’m sure it’s much easier said than done. But the crux of it is police-community relationships.”

Orange County Register, Aug. 21, 2015
UCI grad named a Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change winner
Nithin Jilla, a 22-year-old University of California, Irvine graduate, is one of only two winners of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change 2015 from the United States, and the only winner from the United States for his age group. … I was out of college and I was working on building AppJam+, a project that began during my career at UC Irvine.

Zocalo Public Square, Aug. 24, 2015
New Orleans taught me the meaning of home
Growing up gay in the Deep South, even in the “Laissez les bon temps rouler” and carnival-loving city that care forgot, was no parade. … So my relationship to the city was complicated …. Jonathan Alexander is professor of English at the University of California, Irvine.

The Conversation, Aug. 21, 2015
Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation
Crystle Martin is postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Irvine. … As a researcher of youth learning in out-of-school spaces, I have studied the online information habits of youth. I am currently studying how librarians are supporting teen learning and teaching coding to novice learners. So, how are libraries changing and what is their future?