UCI News

Orange County Register, Sept. 9, 2015
UCI ninth-best public university in the nation, study says
UC Irvine is one of the top public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. … “The recognition highlights what we have known all along,” UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. “UCI is a globally preeminent university that is leading the country in research, education and public service.”

Orange County Register, Sept. 10, 2015
Right-to-die bill returns to Senate
The right-to-die movement has been galvanized by the high-profile case of [Brittany] Maynard, a UC Irvine graduate who argued in widely viewed online videos that she should have been able to access life-ending drugs in her home state. Doctors are permitted to prescribe life-ending drugs in Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana.

OC Weekly, Sept. 10, 2015
James Franco is visiting UCI – and you can’t go
Franco will be at UCI’s Barclay Theatre on October 3 at 8 p.m. to give a talk titled “Life and Art: A Conversation with James Franco” on, and I quote from the university’s materials, “his broad artistic energies, his creative process, and his commitment to higher education and the liberal arts.”

Orange County Register, Sept. 10, 2015
Albertsons’ truck drivers feel sting of contraction
The Albertsons-Haggen grocery transaction has claimed its latest victims: truck drivers. … Catherine Fisk, a professor at UC Irvine’s School of Law, said when companies merge, seniority lists often get complicated. … “I suspect that there were so many issues being worked out in connection with the merger that the issues might not have been clear until recently,” Fisk said.

POLITICO Magazine, Sept. 10, 2015
Whose lives matter?
“I don’t think there’s ever been a time in American history when civil rights hasn’t been a crucial issue,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s always been front and center in American politics in one way or another. But it’s a mistake to think of it as a homogeneous issue.”