UCI News

Orange County Register, Sept. 22, 2015
UC Irvine sets Guinness World Record – this time for capturing the flag
At UC Irvine, setting world records is a tradition. Tuesday afternoon, 2,888 students gathered at the Anteater Recreation Center Field and played capture the flag – the most ever for one competition.

Daily Pilot, Sept. 22, 2015
UCI Irvine breaks Guinness World Record for biggest game of capture the flag
UC Irvine
students have a reputation of breaking world records. … Incoming freshman Liam Trodden said he was familiar with UCI’s history of earning Guinness World Record titles. “I know it’s one of the biggest events during Welcome Week,” Trodden said. “It’s probably the one I was looking forward to the most.”

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23, 2015
Three California universities celebrate 50 years
On Oct. 3, UC Irvine is hosting a public “Festival of Discovery,” with music, food, athletics and scientific displays to mark the arrival of students half a century ago at an unfinished, and highly modernistic, campus on ranchland in Orange County. UC Irvine chancellor Howard Gillman … said the event “is a chance to think about what the university meant for the development of the region” and to acknowledge how California’s leaders in the ’60s created “a balance of excellence and access unequaled in American higher education.”

The Conversation, Sept. 23, 2015
Pope Francis’ call to house refugees echoes church history
Elizabeth Allen , associate professor of English, University of California, Irvine. … “As a scholar working on the idea of sanctuary in medieval literature, I am struck by the extent of the pope’s embrace of migrants and refugees, whom he has said the Church should shelter “without distinction or limits … without frontiers.

Education Week, Sept. 23, 2015
University of California tops upward mobility scale
Federal aid is key to California public colleges and universities efforts toward economic diversity.  UC Irvine, the poster child for positive efforts in the Leonhardt article, has been battered by California budget cutbacks, and it gets only about 8 percent of its budget from the state general fund.

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23, 2015
Black patients fare better than whites when both get same healthcare, study finds
“We thought we were going to show they do the same if the same care is offered to both groups,” said senior author Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a nephrologist and epidemiologist at UC Irvine. “But we found blacks do even better. This is a paradox within a paradox,” he said.