UCI News

TheScore, Sept. 30, 2016
Watch: UC Irvine becomes first public university to offer LoL scholarships
Earlier this year, UCI recruited five students based on their League of Legends abilities and academic record to play on their competitive team. … UCI has become the first public university in North America to implement an eSports scholarship program.

Daily Mail, Sept. 29, 2016
Parents spend more time with their kids than 50 years ago (apart from the French), researchers find
A new University of California, Irvine study says the time mothers spend with their kids has doubled since the 1960s , while for fathers it has quadrupled …. Researchers also discovered that the better educated people are, the more time they spend with their offspring.

Greatist, Sept. 19, 2016
The 26 healthiest colleges in the U.S.
UCI’s campus caters to people who love being outside. The school offers 71 sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboard classes at Marina Park, plus has dedicated bike paths to the main campus. Prefer indoor activities? UCI has you covered there too, with 300 classes ranging from belly dancing and indoor cycling to Paleo cooking and tae kwon do. It also has on-campus social workers, programs dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault, wellness workshops, and an LGBTQ mentoring program.

Chemical & Engineering News, Oct. 3, 2016
Meet Mallory Hinks, 2016 ACS chemistry champion
Mallory Hinks, a fifth-year chemistry Ph.D. student at the University of California, Irvine, was crowned the winner of the 2016 ACS Chemistry Champions contest on Aug. 22 during the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia. … “A lot of people are confused and scared by science,” Hinks says. “If you can make it more approachable, it would be better for society in general.”

Fox Business, Oct. 3, 2016
Supreme Court begins new term amid critical uncertainty
“Since 1971 … there have always been five sometimes as many as eight justices who were appointed by Republican presidents,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the Law School at the University of California Irvine, tells FOXBusiness.com. …. Chemerinsky believes the next President may have the chance to shape the bench beyond simply filling the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 2, 2016
Animal minds
In some ways the debate felt like a litmus test for how different researchers weigh evidence. Georg Striedter, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, took a middle ground: “The debate cannot be settled yet,” he wrote, and he noted that fish have demonstrated many other cognitive feats.

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