UCI News

ESPN, June 10, 2018
UCI sweeps Columbia College for College League of Legends title
UC Irvine won the first showdown between varsity programs at the College League of Legends Championship with a 3-0 victory against Columbia College on Sunday in Los Angeles. “It’s so rewarding to see all that work pay off,” UCI esports program director Mark Deppe said. “I think it’s a great sign for collegiate esports to see scholarship teams continue to be on the top stage and continue to demonstrate that smart investment pays dividends.”

Orange County Register, June 8, 2018
Disneyland reopens Pirates of the Caribbean without the bride auction
“I think this is a good change,” said UC Irvine history professor Sharon Block, who studies violence against women. … “Someone selling women for sex is not funny … I think it’s a good move. I absolutely applaud it.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

NBC News, June 11 , 2018
Supreme Court gives Ohio right to purge thousands of voters from its rolls
Prof. Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California, Irvine, predicted that a win for Ohio would escalate voting wars between the political parties. “You’ll see more red states making it easier to drop people from the voter registration rolls,” he said.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2018
How anti-Trump activists shaped Democratic wins in California
“The existence of the grassroots groups was indispensable,” said David Meyer, a UC Irvine sociology professor and author of “The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.” Those groups, he said, looked at the 2016 results and concluded that “there’s a chance for doing something here, even in Orange County. For years, people thought that when you go beyond the Orange Curtain, abandon all hope if you’re a Democrat.”

College Consensus, June 2018
25 Best Beach Colleges
The result is a list of highly regarded schools that also have great beaches … #9 University of California – Irvine … One of the top-ranked national universities, and part of the University of California system, UC Irvine is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities and a world-class university just 50 years old. … It’s one of the most active areas in the nation, and everything from the weather to the easy access conspire to make UC Irvine one of the best oceanside colleges in America.

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