UCI News

Town & Country, June 17, 2022
The Alt-Ivies of 2022 – 15 Top US Colleges on the Rise
University of California, Irvine. “No longer a sometimes-forgotten sibling of the most well-known UCs—UCLA and UC Berkeley—Irvine is now front and center amongst the most sought after of public state schools. Full of academically focused students, UCI’s majors of Biology, Computer Science, and Economics are among its most popular. UCI opened in the 1960s … to meet growing demand for higher education stemming from the success of the GI Bill and the post-war Baby Boom. The campus was originally modeled after Central Park.”

MSNBC, June 15, 2022 (Video)
‘Privacy and liberty are at stake’ with Roe v. Wade reversal
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law], joins MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss her meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris and legal experts on the consequences of the Supreme Court reversing of Roe v. Wade. [Chancellor’s] Professor Goodwin says the draft opinion will threaten contraceptive access, marriage equality, as state legislatures continue to attack civil liberties.

Spectrum News 1, June 16, 2022
Tech used for COVID-19 vaccines starts pharma boom
The University of California, Irvine hosted a collection of researchers this spring who were among the thousands who developed everything from effective tests for COVID-19 to the vaccines themselves. The technology in question is Messenger RNA, a revolutionary delivery system created through major contributions from Phil Felgner, director of UC Irvine’s Vaccine Research & Development Center. The technology helps to fortify the body against viruses by teaching it to wall off the illness with proteins produced by cells. It’s essentially using the virus’s own strategy against it.

Daily Pilot, June 15, 2022 (Column)
Apodaca: Elon Musk isn’t always right. Take for, for example, his attitude toward remote work
He [Elon Musk] might have done better if he had sought the advice of someone like Ian Williamson, the dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Williamson is also a really smart guy. Here’s just a sampling of his background from the UCI website: “Williamson is a globally recognized expert in the area of human resource management.” … So I asked Williamson myself. … “Now this has become embedded,” he said. “It’s not going back in some respects. People are doing work [remotely] and not having negative outcomes in terms of performance. It will be more a part of the repertoire of what companies do.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Science Friday, June 14, 2022 (Audio)
The Cephalo-Inspired Technology Of The Future
“Cephalopods are such exciting sources of inspiration,” says Alon Gorodetsky, [associate professor], a materials scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “The things they do, how they move, even their brains—it’s like science fiction stuff.” … In this segment, Ira chats with Gorodetsky and other technologists about an array of cephalopod-inspired innovations, from adaptive camouflage to self-healing materials.

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