UCI News

Orange County Register, May 27, 2016
UCI outreach to Santa Ana schools pays off
Howard Gillman, chancellor and professor of law, political science and history at UC Irvine, [writes]: Last September, this program, which served as the model for similar UC partnerships throughout the state, won a $5 million state award for educational innovation. Of that, $1 million will fund scholarships for Santa Ana College students to transfer to UCI. And once they get to UCI, they thrive. According to the most recent New York Times rating of colleges as centers of upward mobility, UC Irvine ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Southern California Public Radio, May 27, 2016
California foreclosures ripple even after major settlement
One of the best things Harris did, according to Dayen, was to appoint UC Irvine professor Katherine Porter to lead the special monitor program. Her job was to hold the lenders accountable over the settlement period. “I took calls on day one,” said Porter.

The Guardian, May 27, 2016
World’s scariest school run? Chinese children tackle 800-meter cliff
Dorothy Solinger, a political scientist and urban poverty expert from the University of California, Irvine, said she believed there could be as many as 40 million urban people still living below the poverty line in China’s cities. “In the cities there is new poverty and they don’t talk about that,” Solinger said. “The city poor have been pacified [through limited cash handouts] and I think that satisfies the central government … They are not helping them escape poverty. They are helping them stay minimally alive.”

Marketplace, May 26, 2016
What Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have in common
“They’re able to blame trade agreements and a kind of globalization that has undermined earnings,” said David Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Irvine. “And they both promise to find ways to change this.”

PBS, Inside OC, April 26, 2016
The California Primaries, Part One
Voters decide presidential battles and an open U.S. Senate seat. Guests: Lincoln Club’s Michael Capaldi, UCI Professor Mark Petracca, lawyer Chris Mears.

PBS, Inside OC, May 17, 2016
The California Primaries, Part Two
What motivates voters, especially Trump voters. Guests: Lincoln Club’s Michael Capaldi, UCI Professor Mark Petracca, lawyer Chris Mears.

Previously “In the News”