UCI News

Irvine Standard, July 4, 2021
UCI: A new building for new research
UC Irvine has opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, introducing a novel approach to research. Colleges traditionally organize buildings by discipline, while UCI is bringing disciplines together to address grand challenges, such as those involving health, energy and the environment.

Business Insider, July 2, 2021
Images from space show California’s forests and lakes drying out in a record mega-drought
“I’m worried about this summer,” Kathleen Johnson, a paleoclimatologist [and associate professor of Earth System Science] at the University of California, Irvine, told The Guardian. “This current drought is potentially on track to become the worst that we’ve seen in at least 1,200 years. And the reason is linked directly to human-caused climate change.”

NPR, July 1, 2021
The Supreme Court Throws Out A State Law Requiring Nonprofits To Name Rich Donors
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with rich donors and their desire to remain anonymous against a state law aimed at policing the finances of charities and other nonprofits. … Even more important could be the effect on federal and state laws that require public disclosure of the names of campaign contributors. Indeed, Rick Hasen, a [Chancellor’s] law professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blog post that “key point is that it will be much harder to sustain campaign finance disclosure laws going forward.”

WalletHub, July 2, 2021
Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi: Ask the Experts
Mary C. Gilly, Associate Dean, Research & Ph.D. Programs, Professor Emerita of Marketing, University of California, Irvine – Paul Merage School of Business, [said]: “Consumers need to compare the benefits to the costs. … For any credit card, consumers need to compare interest rates, other costs to how they value the benefits they would be receiving. I would not get a credit card from any firm I was not a regular customer of because usually the benefits are related to that firm.”

Palo Alto Online, July 6, 2021 (Contributor)
With ‘The Black Index,’ Palo Alto Art Center explores representation
“The Black Index,” … guest-curated by Bridget Cooks, an associate professor of African American studies and art history at the University of California, Irvine, consists of the work of six Black artists working in a variety of media. … Cooks said the inspiration for the exhibition came in 2017 when she first saw a work by artist Whitfield Lovell. … Lovell stated that he wanted to portray Black Americans like everyone else because, “They have lives, hopes and dreams. They have families.”

Previously “In the News”