UCI News

Orange County Register, Oct. 4, 2015
A half century smart: 50th anniversary celebrated at UC Irvine
Since holding its first classes exactly 50 years ago Sunday, UC Irvine has produced, among other things, more than 150,000 graduates, thousands of research projects, a strong reputation for everything from biotech to public planning to law and literature, and three winners of the Nobel Prize.

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 2, 2015
UC Irvine’s 50 years features decades of drama
Sunday marks UC Irvine’s 50th year of existence. It’s also the 50th year that drama teacher Robert Cohen has been working there. Cohen is the founding chair of the university’s vaunted drama department, and he shared memories of his five decades at UC Irvine with KPCC. He remembers when things were very different all those years ago ….

Orange County Register, Oct. 3, 2015
As UC Irvine turns 50 here’s a look back at the UC system
UC Irvine is celebrating its 50th year as part of the University of California system. Since the UC system is arguably the best public university system in the world, we thought we would test you on it.

ABC7, Oct. 3, 2015
Study at UC Irvine to see if exercise can slow down Alzheimer’s disease
“We find that exercise promotes healthy brain aging and improves a person’s cognitive function, and basically really makes the people feel better,” said Dr. Carl Cotman with UC Irvine. … Cotman will begin recruiting 300 people to take part in the one-year study at UC Irvine. “We’ll be looking at generally sedentary people that are willing to commit to that program that are basically 75 and older,” said Cotman.

NBC, Oct. 3, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month
Doctor Vicki Lynn Ruiz … receiving one of the highest honors from the president, the National Humanities Medal, for helping shape the field of Latino and Chicano studies. “What I want people to know is that Latinos did not arrive a day before yesterday.”

The Huffington Post, Oct. 2, 2015
5 Reasons you can’t even trust your own memories
If you’ve ever thought something happened to you when it didn’t, it’s called a “false memory.” … Elizabeth Loftus, a professor at UC Irvine … knows the topic well. She is one of the most well-known experts on memory in the world ….

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2, 2015
Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine’s radicals
“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 in 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, including video footage of [Chris] Burden’s “Shoot.”