UCI News

U.S. News & World Report, March 20, 2018
U.S. News Ranks 2019 Best Graduate Schools
Law: There was stability among full-time law school programs, with the top five ranked in the same order as last year. … Farther down the list, the University of California—Irvine climbed up from a tie at No. 28 to reach No. 21.

The Christian Science Monitor, March 20, 2018
Here comes the esports revolution – are video gamers the Tom Bradys of tomorrow?
“The digital revolution has changed everything out there, and now it’s changing competition,” says Mark Deppe, acting director of the esports program at the University of California, Irvine. “Esports is the future.” … UCI, however, wants to go beyond just supporting competitive gaming. Constance Steinkuehler, a professor of informatics there, believes gaming and esports research can do everything from improving student educational performance to fostering a culture of teamwork. She says that competing in high-level esports takes sophisticated communication and mastery of complex schemes.

KPCC, March 16, 2018
Federal court blocks LAPD’s gang injunctions
Professor George Tita, a criminologist at UC Irvine, said the first injunctions dealt with gang members selling drugs on the streets and frequently carrying out drive-by shootings. Those injunctions “were probably more effective because in a sense you were picking the low hanging fruit,” he said.

Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2018
This city wants nothing to do with California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws. Will it start a new resistance?
Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine, said he’s not surprised by Los Alamitos’ stance given its demographics — the city is more white and slightly more affluent than Orange County as a whole. It’s 71% white, whereas Orange County as a whole is 61% white, according to 2010 census data. … “It’s going to take a while to see dramatic change in that kind of a community,” DeSipio said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Blog Picture Science, March 19, 2018
The X-Files: Anthony James / Mosquito Manipulation
Anthony James, vector biologist at the University of California, Irvine, describes how we might genetically modify mosquitoes to make them unable to pass malaria on to humans.

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