UCI News

The Washington Post, Nov. 22, 2016
How the son of an African goat herder became a Nobel Prize contender
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, is Africa’s most celebrated novelist, a writer and activist who has been a perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

The Conversation, Nov. 23, 2016
What’s the history of sanctuary spaces and why do they matter?
Elizabeth Allen, associate professor of English, University of California, Irvine, [writes]: In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president, faculty, students and alumni across the country are pressuring their administrations to declare “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students, workers and their families.

AGU, Nov. 23, 2016
A conversation with Zack Labe
Yesterday, I mentioned climate change visualizer extraordinaire Zack Labe. … He’s a Ph.D. student at UC Irvine in the Earth systems science department. He’s producing some really excellent #dataviz on climate change. Today, I’d like to share a short exchange I had with Zack about his work.

The Washington Post, Nov. 22, 2016
Views about race mattered more in electing Trump than in electing Obama
Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: In the first and second posts of this series, I showed that racial attitudes became strongly connected to whether whites identified as Democratic or Republican during Barack Obama’s presidency. That, by itself, meant that racial attitudes would matter a great deal in 2016 − even above the powerful impact of partisanship itself.

Channel 3000, Nov. 23, 2016
UW to lose two major research professors at end of semester
University of Wisconsin, Madison will lose two of its top researchers to the University of California, Irvine. Husband and wife team Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire are leaders in the field of video game development. In a matter of weeks, the two are taking their talents to California due to what they say is a very unsupportive environment on the UW campus.

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