UCI News

The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2018
Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships
At the University of California Irvine, where e-sports fall under student affairs, gamers must try out for a team and scholarship offers come later. There are 23 students on e-sports scholarships at U.C.I. this year, on varsity and junior varsity teams, said Mark Deppe, who runs the university’s e-sports program. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2018
More Colleges Are Playing the Long Game
“Technology is clearly becoming a bigger player in how students use us,” said Suzanne Helbig, associate vice provost, Division of Career Pathways at the University of California Irvine. Ms. Helbig, for example, is working on a contract with Big Interview, a virtual interview app that allows students to record a video interview with pre-entered questions and send it for analyses to a career adviser, professors and peers. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

Daily Pilot, Nov. 1, 2018
‘Not hearing him sing in the halls is hard’: UCI prepares tribute to dance legend Donald McKayle
Award-winning choreographer and educator Donald McKayle was considered one of the pioneers of 20th-century modern dance. … On Nov. 7, the UC Irvine Libraries will present “Donald McKayle: Dancing for All Time” at the UCI Student Center and Langson Library. The fall 2018 exhibition will open with a panel discussing the legacy of Donald Cohen McKayle, the son of Jamaican immigrants who was born in 1930 and raised in Harlem. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Scientific American, Nov. 2, 2018
The Galactic Collision That Reshaped Our Milky Way
Now a new paper published in Nature provides proof—or something close to it. “It’s like uncovering a fossil or an archaeological piece of evidence for how the galaxy got started,” says James Bullock, an astronomer at the University of California, Irvine, who is unaffiliated with the new research.

Science News, Nov. 2, 2018
Eating less protein may help curb gut bacteria’s growth
People shouldn’t change their diets to consume less protein based on any one study alone, says Katrine Whiteson, a microbiome researcher at the University of California, Irvine. However, she says, “generally eating lots of plants and getting a lot of fiber is likely to be a healthy diet, and that by nature would mean eating less nitrogen.”

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