UCI News

Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2019 (Op-Ed)
Trump’s executive order on college free speech is unconstitutional
Howard Gillman, chancellor of UC Irvine and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley Law School, authors of the book “Free Speech on Campus” write, “A key section of President Trump’s latest executive order, issued Thursday, aims to protect free speech on campus. But in reality it does little to further that goal. Meanwhile, the order is so vague and ambiguous, it makes compliance by colleges and universities extremely difficult — and it is almost certainly unconstitutional.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CBS Los Angeles, March 24, 2019 (Video at UCI viewing party)
Anteater Nation, UC Irvine’s Men’s Basketball Fans Deal With Agony Of Defeat
In the end, the score did not matter as much as what UC Irvine’s participation in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament meant to students and alumni — there’s always next year. … When it was close, the fans were ecstatic. KCAL9’s Laurie Perez saw this first hand at a watch party on the UC Irvine campus. She reported that it was “a great atmosphere to watch the game. The crowd cheered as hard as they could.” While it was not in the cards, the fans said they loved the effort.

KTLA5, March 24, 2019 (Video at UCI viewing party)
UC Irvine Anteaters Lose to Oregon Ducks 73-54, Ending Sweet 16 Hopes
UC Irvine: The most successful season in Anteaters history has come to an end. They set a school record for wins, won the Big West Tournament title and got the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. They put up a good fight against the more talented Ducks but ultimately fell short. … “I feel like we gave everything we had, and I know the final score isn’t indicative of how hard we played tonight and our entire season, but looking back on it, we’re extremely grateful that we’ve had this experience,” [Robert] Cartwright said.

Orange County Register, March, 24, 2019
Whicker: Rutherford, UC Irvine try to cross a challenging bridge
If UC Irvine really is trying to build a bridge to the big time, Tommy Rutherford can help. … Rutherford, the junior power forward, is a civil engineering major at UCI. For him, every week is Infrastructure Week. … He wanted the best, and toughest, of both worlds. “We usually practice from 2 to 5 p.m.,” Rutherford said. “So I’m going to class and studying in the morning, but a lot of times it extends into the evening, too. Sure, there are some mornings when I’m wondering when I’m going to get it all done. But this is what I wanted, to get to a high level of academics and athletics.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

EAB, March 25, 2019
7 steps to designing an active learning classroom
For instance, the University of California, Irvine’s new Anteater Learning Pavilion is one of the first buildings devoted entirely to active learning. The 65,000-square-foot structure boasts 15 smart classrooms and auditoriums. Each space has screens on every wall and at each desk that can link to laptops and mobile devices. And lounges, breakout areas, and plazas dot the building so students can continue their conversations after class ends.

Previously “In the News”