UCI News

History News Network, July 28, 2017
2 Sinologists say Liu Xiaobo’s Death speaks to a dark vision for China
Gina Anne Tam and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine, write: “Taiwan’s courts have moved to legalize same-sex marriage, while mainland censors try to erase the presence of LGBTQ citizens from the Internet.”

Quanta magazine, July 28, 2017
Solution: ‘Why Are There Two Sexes?’
Evolutionary biologist John C. Avise from the University of California, Irvine, comments in a recent review on asexual (clonal) reproduction in vertebrates: “Perhaps the maximum well-documented geological age reported for any extant vertebrate clonal line is about 60,000 generations, but in evolutionary terms, this duration is ‘but an evening gone.’”

USA Today College, July 29, 2017
The top 10 U.S. colleges for sociology majors
Another member of the University of California system comes in at number eight. UC-Irvine is a public research university with high freshman retention and on-time graduation rates. The sociology major is one of the most popular on campus with over 600 students in the undergraduate program. Students have the opportunity to earn up to four specialization certificates in focus areas such as public policy and diversity. Upon obtaining their degrees, students enter the workforce earning an average starting salary of $41,000.

The Los Angeles Review of Books, July 30, 2017
Dialectic of Dark Enlightenments: The Alt-Right’s Place in the Culture Industry
Catherine Liu, professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine, writes, “Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right …. [Angela] Nagle’s book, is a highly readable polemical intellectual history of culturalism and the internet; it makes the case that there would be no Trump without the prankster sadism of meme culture. It’s a credit to the book’s critical sophistication that both ends of the identity politics spectrum will feel aggrieved by Nagle’s assessment of their tactics and their politics.”

CBS Los Angeles, July 29, 2017
Rams Training Camp Kicks Off
First day of Los Angeles Rams training camp at UC Irvine.  “You can watch the LA Rams practice … at one of the best schools in the country … UCI alum here. … Laurie Perez is live at UC Irvine. … I love that plug from Elsa for this great school.”

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