UCI News

The Washington Post, Oct. 22, 2015
Who’s off the Internet − and why
“It has more to do with knowledge and information literacy,” said Mark Warschauer, an education professor at the University of California, Irvine and author of the book Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide.

USA Today, Oct. 23, 2015
Watch: What would students create if they had $25K to spare?
Crystal Sanchez, a University of California, Irvine student, recently won $25,000 at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for designing a necklace to help prevent sexual assaults. Clicking a button on the Guardian Locket will notify the top emergency contacts in someone’s phone of a potential attack.

Los Angeles Times, Oct 23, 2015
Hobie’s stand-up paddleboards helped it avoid a wipeout
In 2012, they went to the 3-D printing designers and engineers at UC Irvine. The company used the university’s expertise to come up with a better grip for the top of the oar. “The 3-D scanning, computer-assisted design and prototype process helped us deliver this new concept as fast as we could conceive it,” said Jeff Alter … president of Hobie Designs.

Scientific American, Oct. 22, 2015
A strong work ethic brings sick doctors to work
Shruti Gohil, an associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, and her colleagues might just have the answer – or at least a step that will bring them closer. “It seems like our healthcare workers are hungry for some careful guidance,” Gohil says.

Buzzfeed, Oct. 22, 2015
How I learned what it means to be a Filipino-American
It wasn’t until I went to college at University of California, Irvine that I started to really develop my Filipino-American identity. … I joined – and later became president of – Kababayan, the Filipino-American student organization, 600 members strong.

Los Angeles Times, Oct 23, 2015
Datebook: Art that skewers the art world, an installation about dance, abstractions of L.A.
“A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine” at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Some of Southern California’s most notable artists emerged from the first M.F.A. class at UC Irvine, which graduated in 1971. … The exhibition gathers ephemera and documentation from the era, as well as a number of original works.