Feb. 16 - Wall Street Journal visit; City of Irvine Day game
Anteater Time Machine: In honor of Black History Month, we travel back to June 20, 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at the site dedication for UCI’s future campus. Twelve days later, Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
A Wall Street Journal art critic praised the “almost breathtaking composition” in Esther Bruton’s 1930 etching “Top of the Tent,” which is part of a new exhibition at UCI’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.
Wall Street Journal reviews UCI art exhibition
A UCI art exhibition that is helping to revive the legacy of three once-famous California sisters is attracting national attention. This week, The Wall Street Journal said “The Bruton Sisters: Modernism in the Making” features “a kind of optimistic, well-intentioned, superbly crafted yet poignantly naïve modern art that has mostly disappeared today.” The exhibition runs through May 6 at Langson IMCA’s interim space in Irvine.
Men’s basketball moves into first-place tie; next game Saturday
With Wednesday’s victory over UC Santa Barbara, UCI’s men’s basketball team is now tied with the Gauchos for first place in the Big West conference. Saturday’s 1 p.m. home game against UC Davis, part of City of Irvine Day at the Bren Events Center, offers discounted tickets to local residents (and always-free seats for UCI students) to celebrate the relationship between the city and university.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Regents subcommittee visits UCI
A UCI pop quiz and presentations by Chancellor Howard Gillman and Chief Innovation Officer Errol Arkilic highlighted today’s meeting of the UC Regents’ Special Committee on Innovation Transfer and Entrepreneurship. The quiz starts about 21 minutes into the video, around -3:28.
Lorna Griffitt, piano
Saturday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by School of the Arts)
An Evening with the DOJ Antitrust Division
Tuesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Law)
Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
UCI research shows net-zero-emissions flying is possible by 2050
Spectrum News 1 (video), Feb. 15
Cited: Candelaria Bergero, Ph.D. student in Earth system science
Teaching in an Age of ‘Militant Apathy’
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 15
Cited: Richard Arum, professor of sociology and education
How AI will change the way we search, for better or worse
Engadget, Feb. 15
Cited: Sameer Singh, associate professor of computer science
Men’s track and field athlete Jarel Sayles says he celebrates Black history “every day of my life,” not just during Black History Month in February. “Even without knowing the specific origin of my African heritage, like many other Black people in this world due to the inhumane past of slavery, there still remains great pride and value in who I am,” he writes in a short essay posted by UCI Athletics.
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