UCI News

Financial Times, Nov. 16, 2016
“It was defiance”: An interview with Ngugi wa Thiong’o
I have come to meet Ngugi at the University of California, Irvine, where he has taught comparative literature for more than a decade. A novelist, playwright and essayist … he is a perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature ….

Orange County Business Journal, Nov. 16, 2016
Herberts pledge $5M to UCI
Gavin and Ninetta Herbert will give $5 million to the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to back retinal research into diseases that include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. The Institute is part of UC Irvine Health, which oversees clinical, medical education and research work of University of California, Irvine.

The Huffington Post, Nov. 14, 2016
Tough questions about women and politics in the wake of Trump presidential victory
Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: Mr. Trump’s stunning success offers fundamentally important lessons for Americans and insights about their fears regarding immigration, unemployment, race, and terrorism. … The 2016 Presidential election also exposes how deeply and painfully America is divided not just by race and class, but also by sex.

Southern California Public Radio, Nov. 16, 2016
3 things to know about police bias and the LAPD
Even if you eliminated any vestiges of overt racial animus, the LAPD would have its challenges, said UC Irvine professor of criminology L. Song Richardson. One implicit bias in most Americans is one cops can ill afford, she says. “Most of us, … unconsciously and automatically, associate young black men with criminality and violence,” Richardson told the hearing.

Buzz Feed, Nov. 15, 2016
Michael Chabon is an underdog on top of the world
Today, Chabon is 53 and one of the most venerated and successful living writers in America… He wrote his first novel, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, while in the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine; his professor, the late author MacDonald Harris, sent it to his agent, who promptly sold it, and it became a bestseller.

Daily Pilot, Nov. 15, 2016
UCI students pitch in for homeless and hungry
UC Irvine’s Anteaters are lending a helping hand for those less fortunate during the school’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

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