UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, July 18, 2016
VC in OC: Often starts in Silicon Valley
Richard Sudek, executive director of University of California, Irvine’s innovation institute, Applied Innovation …. said he anticipates The Cove will start bridging the gap between OC startups and Silicon Valley VCs by taking an active role in connecting them. “The issue of geography will be less of an issue as The Cove grows and provides more connections for startups to VCs,” he said.

Slate, July 19, 2016
The real reason why judges should keep quiet about elections
Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law [writes]: Nobody doubts that the justices have strong viewpoints about specific candidates, but the judicial branch is already politicized enough. … political affiliations count far less than their oath to administer the laws fairly and objectively. To borrow from Mark Twain for a moment, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are impartial than to open it and remove all doubt.”

WWSB, July 18, 2016
New study sheds light on girls’ resilience and the academic gender gap
“If you look at how boys and girls feel about schools across a number of different countries,” said Andrew Penner, a sociologist at UC Irvine, “the only one where we have data in which boys say they like school more than girls is Indonesia.”

Value Colleges, July 20, 2016
Top 50 best value dual MBA & health management degrees of 2016
11. University of California, Irvine: The University of California system is rightly considered one of the greatest public university systems in the world, with its member institutions dominating college rankings. … A Public Ivy, UC Irvine is especially known for its health services programs and for the Merage School of Business.

Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2016
Should augmented-reality games like ‘Pokémon Go’ place limits on the real-world locations they include?
The magic of “Pokemon Go” is in the way it overlays the Pokemon world atop the real world. … That’s a problem for UC Irvine Medical Center, which is the unenthusiastic host of five Pokemon hubs – dubbed gyms and Pokestops – across its Orange campus. “What we’re trying to do is discourage people who don’t have a legitimate reason to be at the hospital [from coming] here looking for Pokemon,” said hospital spokesman John Murray.

Previously “In the News”