UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2016
Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism
Howard Gillman, chancellor at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: I think there’s a better response: Confront the problem head-on. As raw and painful as the resulting interactions might be, they represent an opportunity to educate students and society more generally on how to recognize and mount an effective attack against hatred, bigotry, ignorance and bullying.

Orange County Register, Dec. 20, 2016
Most influential 2016: Erwin Chemerinsky
Chemerinsky works as an attorney, teaches, and publishes articles, op-ed pieces and books while expanding the UCI School of Law, including launching this year a new national Civil Justice Research Institute and a Cyber Security Research and Policy Institute.

Orange County Register, Dec. 20, 2016
Most influential 2016: Xiaoxiang Lu
Lu co-founded WeIrvine, an internet-based service that helps Chinese immigrants settle in Irvine. He moved to the United States to attend grad school at UC Irvine. Besides helping to run WeIrvine, Lu works full time as a software developer.

Seeker, Dec. 20, 2016
College eSports will be bigger than March Madness
In 2016, the University of California, Irvine became the first public school to launch a university-backed eSports program. Mark Deppe, UCI’s acting director of eSports, managed to build a $250,000 campus gaming arena and fund 10 scholarship spots (at $15,000 each) without spending a dime of university money ….

Science, Dec. 20, 2016
Antivenom made from nanoparticles could eventually treat bites from any snake
Conventional antivenoms have several problems. For starters, producing antibody-based antivenoms is time consuming and expensive, making it difficult for drug companies to make money on their sale, says Ken Shea, a chemist at the University of California, Irvine, who led the new work.

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