UCI News

Orange Coast Magazine, May 10, 2018
Shakespeare Season Has Arrived at UCI
“We’re looking for relevances to our lives and to the struggles that we’re facing. So for sure, if you come to our productions, you are not going to see a museum piece,” said Eli Simon, producing artistic director.

Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2018
There will be no Nobel Prize in literature this year. And that’s a shame.
Just consider the writers who never won a Nobel, which can be awarded only to a living author …. Then consider those who ought to win. For the last several years, I’ve been holding out for Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, the 80-year-old Kenyan author who directs the International Center for Writing and Translation at UC Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

AP, May 10, 2018
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Mystery, a faux pas, wordy Breyer
Another indication was that the Trump campaign website retained the Muslim ban pledge until May 2017, after the first and second versions of the travel policy had been issued, Leah Litman, a University of California at Irvine law professor, and Josh Geltzer, a former National Security Council official  … have noted.

The Economist, May 10, 2018
When did Donald Trump make it “crystal clear” the travel ban was not a Muslim ban? (Subscription only required)
Noel Francisco, the solicitor-general, closed his rebuttal at the hearing in April by pointing to a purported presidential statement “on September 25th” when Mr Trump “made crystal clear…that he had no intention of imposing the Muslim ban”. Your correspondent and fellow reporters in the press gallery—as well as law professors Leah Litman of the University of California at Irvine and Joshua Geltzer of Georgetown—wondered about this.

The New York Times, May 11, 2018
New in Paperback: ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,’ ‘Where the Water Goes’
SURFING WITH SARTRE: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaningby Aaron James. … The author, a philosophy professor at the University of California, Irvine, outlines the system of meaning underpinning his favorite pastime. As James writes, if he were to debate with Sartre, one of his intellectual heroes, he’d draw on the tao of surfing: its ideas about freedom, power, happiness and control. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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