UCI News

Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2016
Rams will hold training camp, including practices open to the public, at UC Irvine
UC Irvine and the Rams announced Thursday that they had agreed to terms for the NFL team to hold training camp on the Orange County campus for three years, with an option for a fourth. The Rams open training camp with their first public practice on July 30 at 3:30 p.m. They will practice at UCI’s Crawford Field through the exhibition season. … “This is an exciting time for NFL fans, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that this is a great experience for everyone involved,” UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi said in a statement.

NBC Sports, July 14, 2016
Rams sign three-year deal to hold training camp in Irvine
The University of California, Irvine has one of the best mascots in the world, but no football team. … The college announced they would host the Rams training camp for the next three years, returning the Los Angeles NFL team to its previous Orange County home. “We’re committed to being a university for the people, which means offering stellar academics and inviting our community to join us for historic events,” chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement.

KTLA 5, July 14, 2016
UCI number 7 top college town
Business Insider has come out with a list of the top 30 college towns in the country and the West Coast is well represented. UC Irvine ranked high on the list, securing the number 7 spot.

The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2016
What Trump needs for a Cleveland bounce
Running mates don’t win elections. Bernard Grofman and Reuben Kline of the University of California, Irvine find that “the net impact of vice presidential selection is at most 1 percentage point.” But voters will form most of their impression of Mr. Trump’s choice during the convention. A good pick may improve their views of the presidential candidate, too – so give the VP nominee sufficient airtime.

The Nation, July 14, 2016
Asking for a friend: I’m very privileged – can I still apply for fellowships meant to help people of color?
Catherine Liu, a professor of film and media studies in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, tells me that being anointed as a representative of elite diversity isn’t always good for people: “I’ve seen young people of color from very privileged backgrounds having trouble figuring out who they are.” Once you get a lot of career rewards for being a “person of color,” whatever that means, you may find you have to keep performing this identity.

Previously “In the News”