UCI News

Business Insider, Sept. 19, 2016
This California university will pay half your college tuition just for playing video games
The University of California, Irvine is recruiting students on partial scholarships dedicated solely to video gaming. And with the upcoming grand opening of its eSports arena on campus, the school has become a “Mecca for gamers,” according to Mark Deppe. As the acting director of UCI eSports, Deppe is the brains behind the university’s new eSports facility.

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 19, 2016
Addendum – education
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of California, Irvine ninth among public universities nationwide in its 2017 Best Colleges report. The ranking was derived from 15 measures of academic excellence, weighted by relevance to high-quality education. The report also rates programs and some undergraduate majors. UCI ranked No. 32 for its undergraduate business program.

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 19, 2016
UCI aces test on Rams camp
University of California, Irvine is still buzzing in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Rams holding their first training camp in Southern California in 22 years. … Both ends of the equation count with UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi. “Hosting the Rams training camp was a unique opportunity for us to showcase what UCI can do academically and athletically,” Izzi told the Business Journal. “The overall exposure for UCI has been incredible.”

Orange County Business Journal, Sept. 19, 2016
UCI to open 3,500sf eSports arena
University of California, Irvine this week will open the first eSports arena run by a public university. … The gaming event is part of UCI’s eSports program in its Institute for Virtual Environments & Computer Games that will launch next week.

c&en, Sept. 19, 2016
Walking the tenure tightrope
Neuroscientist Diane O’Dowd at the University of California, Irvine, is nationally known for her education research. Without tenure, O’Dowd says, she likely wouldn’t have made the move beyond neuroscience. … “Before, if your research bucket was full, it didn’t matter so much what you were doing in the other areas,” O’Dowd says. Now, “the scholarship still has to be great, but the teaching and service are important too.”

USA Today, Sept. 20, 2016
Kids, be careful who you vote for: Rick Hasen
Richard L. Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: Even though many Millennial voters may strongly prefer Clinton to Trump as our next president, their votes for Johnson or Stein could swing the election to Trump. The country could end up with Trump as president not because most people prefer Trump to Clinton, but because a relatively small group of voters prefers a third-party candidate to Clinton.

Previously “In the News”