UCI News

The New York Times, May 24, 2018
President Trump Is a Very Political Animal
In “Party Animals? Party Identity and Dehumanization,” … Paul K. Piff of the University of California, Irvine, and … [others] contend that their studies “Demonstrate new and extreme boundaries of partisan behavior. Partisans are willing to explicitly state that members of the opposing party are like animals, that they lack essential human traits, and that they are less evolved than members of their own party.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

OC Weekly, May 24, 2018
Song Richardson Continues to Defy Expectations [OC People 2018]

Richardson was wooed from the University of Iowa to Irvine by UCI Law’s founding dean, Erwin Chemerinsky. … “I came here because this place is special.” … A recent study found that only Yale, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Stanford, NYU and Columbia have better faculties when it comes to scholarly impact. Richardson’s goal is for UCI Law to keep defying expectations. “We want to continue attracting innovative thinkers here,” she says. “We want to continue being groundbreaking and transformative. We’ll continue to rise in the rankings. We’ll continue to do the impossible. That’s what we are about.”

CALmatters, May 23, 2018
Go big or go home: How to run statewide in California when you’re not rich, famous or in office
Graeme Boushey, a UC Irvine professor, is skeptical that clicks translate to success at the ballot box. “There is a fetish of technology,” he said, “but what matters at the end of the day is votes.” And in primary elections, when most voters are “brick-and-mortar, high-turnout” partisans, candidates without major endorsements and third-party campaigns face what he called “a very high barrier.”

Bloomberg, May 24, 2018
Gorsuch Takes Inside-Player Role in Second Term on Supreme Court
Nothing Gorsuch has done this term comes as a surprise, said Leah Litman, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. She rejects the suggestion that Gorsuch is unpredictable or somehow “softening.” “Justice Gorsuch is exactly what he showed us he was last term,” she said.

Forbes, May 23, 2018
Going To ISTE? 9 Educators Share How Entrepreneurs Can Build Relationships With Teachers
Ryan Foland, University of California, [Irvine]: “Give, and then ask. Find ways to get involved. Volunteer, participate, engage on social platforms and share content. In this process, you will learn about the school’s culture, and you will be able to form your “ask,” in a better light. Build relationships with those who run programs. When the time is right, ask for an introduction to internal decision-makers ….”

Previously “In The News”