UCI News

Orange County Register, June 15, 2019 (Slideshow)
Graduation 2019: UCI is awarding more than 10,000 bachelor’s degrees this season
Over this weekend, UC Irvine is awarding 9,403 undergraduates with degrees in 11 ceremonies. The biggest group to celebrate graduation is the College of Health Sciences, with 651 students graduating in fields such as nursing, pharmacy science and public health. UCI previously conferred law degrees on 142 students and medical degrees on 110. More than 10,000 bachelor’s degrees are being awarded this year. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Patch, June 13, 2019
UCI Study: Kids Pick Broccoli Over Cake — If Asked The Right Way
“Adults are able to distinguish between choices and are oftentimes more likely to select the first one. This is called primacy bias,” the study’s lead author, Emily Sumner, a UCI doctoral candidate in cognitive sciences, explained. “But kids, particularly toddlers under 3, who may not know language as well, demonstrate a recency bias when responding to questions verbally, meaning the last choice presented is more often selected. This area hasn’t been studied in children before, so this is fascinating to pinpoint.”

The Hechinger Report, June 17, 2019
OPINION: Four ways to break the cycle of food and housing insecurity on campus
Recently the University of California, Irvine (UCI) opened a Basic Needs Hub, which looks like a small-scale gourmet grocery store. Students at UCI are not only encouraged to take what they need, they are invited to socialize and participate in workshops, relieving self-consciousness and stress among students accessing the Hub. In its first year after opening, from September 2017 to August 2018, the Hub served over 14,000 of UCI’s students and continues to serve up to 750 students per week.

NPR, June 15, 2019 (Audio)
Following Mass Protests, Hong Kong Suspends Extradition Bill
Jeff Wasserstrom, a historian at the University of California Irvine, says that when Hong Kong flexes its civic muscles, it’s a heady experience, as he witnessed during the last round of pro-democracy protests five years ago. Jeff Wasserstrom [said] “It was a magical feeling on the streets, a sense of an alternative community and civil society that could be breathtaking at times.” [Starts at 1:23]

OC Weekly, June 14, 2019
As the manager and mastermind behind the careers of OC’s biggest bands including The Offspring, Social Distortion, and No Doubt, Jim Guerinot has obviously earned a Ph.D In rock-n-roll. He also happened to get a B.A. in English at UCI when he graduated in the class of ‘85. … This Sunday, Guerinot will address the graduating students at his alma mater UCI with a commencement speech about life in his untraditional career path that resulted in millions of record sales, his own management company Rebel Waltz Inc., an Academy Award-winning documentary (20 Feet From Stardom), and thousands of crazy stories to bust out at cocktail parties.

Previously “In the News”