UCI News

Daily Pilot, June 1, 2019
UC Irvine’s Zotfest student film festival returns for 20th year
Don’t stop them now, because come Monday night, members of the UC Irvine community are gonna have a good time when the university’s 20th annual student film festival, Zotfest, opens at the Irvine Barclay Theatre with the musical short film “Don’t Stop Us Now.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KPCC, May 31, 2019 (Audio)
State Of Affairs, Echo In The Canyon, Weekend Preview
Galaxy’s Edge— the hugely-hyped, 14-acre, Star-Wars themed addition to SoCal’s most popular amusement park opens Friday. In honor of the event, we thought we’d examine what makes Disneyland, Disneyland. So prepare to be schooled….literally. There’s a class at the University of California Irvine, called “Disneyland: Art, Architecture and Operation.” Guest: Roland Betancourt, UCI professor. [Starts at 38:19]

CBS, June 2, 2019 (Video)
CBS’s Doctor Jon LaPook Speaks To Medical School Graduates At UC Irvine
Dr. Lapook tells UCI grads they should never forget what it feels like to be a patient—that will allow them to respond with more understanding and more empathy.

BBC, June 3, 2019
Does reading fiction make us better people?
So the research shows that perhaps reading fiction does make people behave better. Certainly some institutions consider the effects of reading to be so significant that they now include modules on literature. At the University of California Irvine, for example, Johanna Shapiro from the Department of Family Medicine firmly believes that reading fiction results in better doctors and has led the establishment of a humanities programme to train medical students.

Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2019
Tony DeLap, pioneering West Coast figure in abstract art, dies at 91
As the first art professor to be hired at UC Irvine, [Tony] DeLap influenced generations of artists including Bruce NaumanChris BurdenJohn McCracken and James Turrell. … DeLap claimed Orange County as home beginning in 1965 when he was invited to become a member of the founding faculty at UC Irvine, where he taught until 1991. His work is held in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tate Modern in London. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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