UCI News

Daily Pilot, June 16, 2016
Theater setting gives the Bard that extra something
A first-time visitor to the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine might be struck by any number of things. … Eli Simon, a Chancellor’s Professor of acting in UCI’s drama department and the festival’s artistic director, will direct “As You Like It,” and Beth Lopes … will stage “Hamlet.” … “There’s no theater like it in America,” Simon said. “It renders people speechless and is the centerpiece to our festival. It’s as if you are sitting on stage because there’s no fourth wall to break. It’s like you’re sitting around the campfire telling stories.”

KCRW, June 16, 2016
Interpreting the Second Amendment
The shootings in Orlando have, once again, put the Second Amendment front and center of the public debate. Madeleine talks with constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky about the history of the amendment, how it has been interpreted by the courts, and where things stand now. Guest: Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times, June 17, 2016
Lawsuits may offer fodder for Trump, Clinton attack ads
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, believes evidence − including video − should be released with rare exceptions, including to protect trade secrets or privacy. “The fact that someone might use it in a bad way to embarrass isn’t a reason for secrecy,” he said.

The Washington Post
, June 17, 2016
Americans now think it’s okay to say what they really think about race
Trump’s rhetoric hasn’t prevented him from winning the GOP nomination, but it might alienate enough voters to put a victory in November out of reach. “For national politics, I think it’s a big loser,” said Michael Tesler, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

The Conversation, June 16, 2016
Why schools should provide one laptop per child
Mark Warschauer
, professor of education and informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and Binbin Zheng of Michigan State University, [write]: For the last 10 years, our research team has been investigating what are called “one-to-one” programs, where all the students are provided laptop computers …. We found students’ test scores in science, writing, math and English language arts improved significantly. And the benefits were not limited to test scores.

Orange Coast Magazine, June 6, 2016
O.C. Answer Man: How did UC Irvine end up with an anteater mascot?
When administrators at the new UC Irvine asked students to select a mascot, smart-aleck water polo players Pat Glasgow and Bob Ernst suggested an anteater, inspired by a character in the comic strip “B.C.” The cartoon anteater made a “ZOT!” noise when grabbing ants with its long tongue − a noise that remains UC Irvine’s unlikely battle cry to this day ….

Previously “In the News”