UCI News

Scientific American, Oct. 20, 2015
Did humans evolve to see things as they really are?
A new theory by University of California, Irvine, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is garnering attention. (Google his scholarly papers and TED talk with more than 1.4 million views.) Grounded in evolutionary psychology, it is called the interface theory of perception (ITP) and argues that percepts act as a species-specific user interface that directs behavior toward survival and reproduction, not truth.

The Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2015
Asian Americans speak out against a decades-old ‘model minority’ myth
A column published over a week ago in The New York Times began with what the writer calls “an awkward question”: “Why are Asian Americans so successful in America?” … University of California, Irvine sociology professor Jennifer Lee, whose research with Min Zhou is cited in the column, said Kristof’s thoughtful presentation of some of her findings was undermined by his nod to Confucianism.

CBS2, Oct. 19, 2015
UCI surpassed goal of raising $1 billion
Officials at the University of California, Irvine say the school has surpassed it’s 10-year goal of  raising $1 billion in donations.  The “Shaping the Future” campaign will give money to scholarships, academic chairs and research projects.

Up Rising with Sonali, Sept. 22, 2015
How women and girls suffer in our system of mass incarceration
Guest: Michele Goodwin, [Chancellor’s] Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. … Mass incarceration has finally become the topic of much discussion and one group of academics and legal experts who are especially focusing on women and girls is convening … at the University of California, Irvine.

KTLA5, Oct. 19, 2015
Shark sighting doesn’t deter future Anteater
Madison Newsom … was in Orange County visiting UC Irvine where she plans on joining the soccer team next year …. The shark didn’t impact her Anteater decision …. [She said], “I love UCI too much.”