UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 11, 2019
UCI’s Goldstein Begins
Steve Goldstein on Feb. 1 officially started one of the most notable emerging roles in Orange County: overseeing the development of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which was formed last year with a cornerstone gift of $200 million, the largest in University of California-Irvine’s history and the seventh largest to a single public university. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 11, 2019
Pacific Life Buys Into UCI Literacy Program
The foundation’s $2 million gift, which is spread over two years, is for Lifevest, run by the University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business’ Center for Investment and Wealth Management. The literacy program at UCI annually hosts eighth- and ninth-graders from underserved communities for a weeklong course during which the students stay in campus dorms and are provided food at the school’s dining halls. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Washington Post, Feb. 8, 2019 (Opinion)
A so-called victory shows how the Supreme Court will kill ‘Roe v. Wade’
Leah Litman, assistant professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Law writes], “That is how Roe v. Wade will die. Not with a bang, but with a million little distinctions that judges will draw to limit the impact of any cases that invalidate restrictions on abortion. By voting to allow the Louisiana law to go into effect, four justices gave the okay to states and lower courts to limit Roe by whatever means necessary.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

USA Today, Feb. 11, 2019
Tuition or food? How college kids use food pantries to help food insecurity
Some schools take their free food programs a step further, such as Baylor University, which organizes free farmers markets twice each year, and the University of California-Irvine, which opened a FRESH Basic Needs Hub in 2017. The hub has emergency food and toiletries on-hand, and it also Smart Eaters Life Skills classes, which teach students how to eat healthily on a budget.

Orange County Register, Feb. 11, 2019
Persian book festival coming to Irvine
The free book festival will feature Persian authors and illustrators and include children’s performances, art and other activities.  It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 at  UC Irvine, in collaboration with the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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