UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 27, 2015
At 50, UC Irvine has built its campus culture from the ground up
Oct. 4, 1965, was the first day of school for Mike Grayston – and for UC Irvine. … “We started off with nothing, but then quickly built our own culture and traditions.” … “The school is really an educational miracle,” founding UCI chemistry professor Hal Moore said.

Orange County Register, Sept. 28, 2015
UCI to celebrate 50th with Festival of Discovery
Students, staff and faculty at UCI are putting on a daylong event Saturday marking the university’s 50th anniversary to show off the learning and research being done there and give a look into its goals for the future. … Here is a glimpse into the gamut of activities on tap ….

The New York Times, Sept. 28, 2015
Viewers still have a shared conversation, it’s just on multiple platforms
Victoria E. Johnson, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine [writes] …. While Shonda Rhimes’ dramatic universe and sports TV events and analyses are watched by many tech-savvy, demographically alluring viewers by nontraditional means, they also invite a traditional broadcast audience. The result is a shared conversation on multiple platforms.

Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 28, 2015
More than a postdoc
The University of California, Irvine recently launched a program in which graduate students who finish their degrees in five years may apply for an up-to-two-year, teaching-intensive postdoc. These fellows, or assistant adjunct professors, as they’re known at Irvine, are supposed to have time left over to do additional, résumé-boosting research and apply for tenure-track jobs.

CBS News, Sept. 25, 2015
Surprising discovery on racial disparities in health care
“We thought we were going to show they do the same if the same care is offered to both groups,” senior author Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a nephrologist and epidemiologist at UC Irvine, told the Los Angeles Times. “But we found blacks do even better. This is a paradox within a paradox.”