UCI News

Daily Pilot, Feb. 2, 2017
UCI nursing program officially becomes a school
UC Irvine nursing students put on their scrubs for class this week ready to practice their care and examination skills as scholars of the newly approved Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. … “A school level is just so much more prestigious,” said the nursing school’s founding dean, Adeline “Adey” Nyamathi. “We’ll be able to move strongly on the vision we have for the school.”

ABC7, Feb. 2, 2017
UC Irvine to host female gaming panel
When the University of California, Irvine, opened its eSports arena, the school positioned itself at the forefront of competitive gaming. The eSports program now wants to take the lead on another rapidly growing area: women in gaming.

BBC, Feb. 2, 2017
What exactly is dark matter?
Kevork Abazajian, a cosmologist at the University of California, Irvine, during an interview with BBC World Service on Newshour [said]: Dark matter has been a puzzle for almost 90 years as to what it is, and it basically is something that is contributing to the gravitational pull within galaxies and groups and clusters of galaxies … [starts at 18:46].

The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2017
Ivy League and other university presidents call on Trump to revoke – or change – immigration order
The presidents of nearly 50 universities, including all of the Ivy League, called on President Trump on Thursday to “rectify or rescind” an executive order on immigration that they warned could keep top scholars away from their campuses. … Howard Gillman, chancellor, University of California, Irvine.

The Guardian, Feb. 3, 2017
How do you solve a problem like Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley?
David Kaye, a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: The students’ perspective, … was that the university should encourage free speech and free thought, that debate and dispute should be part of higher education. … I see it in my students and others where I teach, at the University of California, Irvine.

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 3, 2017
UC would lose $9 billion for research, healthcare, education if Trump cut federal funds
But Erwin Chemerinsky,  a 1st Amendment expert and the dean of UC Irvine School of Law, said the 10th Amendment bars the federal government from using benefits such as funding to coerce state and local governments into desired action. “The government can’t condition money to a campus on the condition that campus administrators not speak critically,” he said. “It would be unconstitutional.”

Cosmos Magazine, Feb. 2, 2017
The science behind Wall Street
The latest episode in the Perimeter Public Lecture Series webcasts is called The Physics of Wall Street. It focuses on how the underpinnings of our financial system were developed by physicists. The speaker is James Weatherall of the University of California, Irvine, in this live streaming event.

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