UCI News

CBS2 Los Angeles, Nov. 29, 2019 (Video)
UCI Esports to Host “Giving Tuesday” Event
Mark Deppe [UCI Esports director] previews University of California, Irvine’s Esports charity event on “Giving Tuesday” December 3, 2019.

U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 27, 2019
10 Environmentally Friendly College Campuses
The Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” ranking is a resource that prospective college students can use to find an environmentally conscious school. Here are 10 eco-friendly U.S. colleges and universities that placed in the top 50 of that ranking. … University of California, Irvine. What makes this school eco-friendly: UC Irvine converted its central plant to a system that utilizes more treated waste water than regular water to cool 65 buildings, conserving 80 million gallons of drinkable water per year. U.S. News rank: 36, National Universities. (Slide 8 of 14)

The Washington Post, Dec. 1, 2019
Long before he was the Wizards’ coach, Scott Brooks crafted a legend at UC Irvine
This is the true legend of Scotty Brooks, the overlooked kid who became a college standout, the undrafted player who won an NBA championship and is now a head coach in his fourth season with the Washington Wizards. A portion of his story came full circle Saturday when Brooks’s alma mater honored him by retiring his No. 12 jersey, only the second number to be displayed on the Bren Events Center wall in the history of the Anteaters basketball program. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CNN, Nov. 27, 2019
Opinion: No, Simon Cowell, it’s not ‘time for UK-Pop’
That’s one reason why a recent event at the University of California at Irvine was so timely and interesting. The Afro-Korean Hip-Hop Festival, hosted by UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies, brought together a founding father of hip-hop — the legendary Kurtis Blow … and a founding father of Korea’s hip-hop movement, Seo Jung-kwon, AKA Tiger JK …. On October 7, Kurtis Blow and Tiger JK’s new band MFBTY … performed before a rapt audience in Irvine, displaying the immense global influence of hip-hop and the complexity of its evolution as it has crossed boundaries and bridged cultures.

The New York Review of Books, Dec. 19, 2019
Jailed by Bad Science
In the words of Simon A. Cole, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California at Irvine who has closely monitored the department’s policies, it’s new standard is “neither logical, nor scientific,” and suggests that the department is “reversing progress toward improving forensic science in the US.”* [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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