UCI News

Player One, Jan. 10, 2018
League Of Legends Coaching Pioneer Talks Teaching Esports At UC Irvine
UC Irvine is the first university to provide a dedicated esports arena for the community on campus, which is a huge financial commitment to competitive gaming. “Education is extremely important for the growth of esports,” said Michael Sherman, the lead on League Of Legends college esports program. “Universities are supporting gaming as a holistic vision for their school.”

The Conversation, Jan. 11, 2018
Turning power over to states won’t improve protection for endangered species
Alejandro E. Camacho and Michael Robinson-Dorn, professors of law at UC Irvine, write: “In our view, therefore, devolving federal authority over endangered species management to the states will almost certainly weaken protections for those species and undermine conservation and recovery efforts.”

International Business Times, Jan. 11, 2018
Vegetarian Sharks? Bonnetheads Can Survive On Seagrass Alone, Study Finds
A study, led by Samantha Leigh, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, found that these sharks are able to survive on a diet of seagrass, a plant that grows on the ocean floor. The study was based on research conducted 10-years ago, which examined the sharks’ stomach contents. It found that more than half of the materials found inside bonnethead sharks’ stomach was seagrass.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 10, 2018
The Academic Apostate’s Guide to Interviewing
Rebecca Schuman, alumna from UC Irvine, writes: “I did that interview as my real, authentic self. I treated the members of the search committee as if they were already my colleagues and I had nothing to prove.”

Orange County Register, Jan. 10, 2018
Theater artist presents solo performance of Shakespeare at UCI
Theater artist Lisa Wolpe will take the stage solo in the “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender” show on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at UC Irvine. Wolpe will perform “Hamlet,” “Richard III” and more … while exploring her growing awareness of her father’s life as a World War II war hero and Nazi resistance fighter. … This free event, [is] co-sponsored by the UCI Shakespeare Center and the Center for Jewish Studies ….

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