UCI News

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 30, 2018
Higher Ed’s Biggest Moral Failure? And 4 Other Questions for U.C. Irvine’s Chancellor
“In the Hot Seat,” a new series in which college administrators are asked a series of surprise questions, talks with Howard Gillman, chancellor of the University of California at Irvine.

Orange County Business Journal, July 23, 2018
Young at Heart
Coming Fall 2020: UCI Chancellor Gillman calls $120M interdisciplinary center “a bold ambition” … More good news for the ecosystem… UC Irvine broke ground on $120 million Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building last week, key gift $30 million from Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Barron’s, July 30, 2018
The Winners and Losers in a Cashless Society
With cash, virtually no one has an incentive to promote it. Yet when you describe it in basic terms, cash is amazing: “It can be given by anyone, accepted by anyone, settled and cleared instantaneously,” University of California at Irvine professor Bill Maurer told Grabar.

Orange County Register, July 30, 2018
Mission Viejo will go its own way with new ‘cumulative voting’ system
Cumulative voting hasn’t always proven popular. Illinois scrapped a cumulative voting system in the early 1980s because “outcomes were not viewed as being representative of the (majority of the) people,” said Donald Saari, who teaches economics and math at UC Irvine. Candidates in Illinois urged residents not to “waste” their votes by splitting them up, and groups sometimes banded together to trade votes or otherwise vote strategically, Saari said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Business Journal, July 30, 2018
OC’s Wealthiest
Donald Bren … directed more than $70 million to the University of California, Irvine, in addition to giving to other schools; Henry Samueli … The Samuelis continued their giving pledge, gifting $200 million to the University of California, Irvine in September in one of the largest donations to a U.S. public university; Paul Merage … gave a $30 million gift in 2005 to UCI’s business school; Fariborz Maseeh … started the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at UCI; Sue Gross … $40 million to create a school of nursing at the University of California, Irvine; Gavin Herbert Sr. … helped with the development of University of California, Irvine …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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