University of California-Irvine

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2013

    Whale of a Tale of a Journal of a Story on the Radio: Children's Bookstore & New Faultline & No Nukes, Too!

    I am a little weary of bad news, cautionary tales and object lessons by way of instruction and warning. Another mass shooting? Thank the NRA. Mass spying on US citizens? Color me surprised, not. So, a little silver lining by way of the otherwise dark cloudy move by Whale of a Tale, whose terrific ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    UC Irvine Scholars Make a Mega-Discovery About Mega-Galaxies

    UC Irvine-led research reveals two young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way.The revelation, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is being likened to discovering a missing link between winged dinosaurs and ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    UC Irvine Says "Go Back 2 Africa Slave" Note Was Left in Student's Backpack in Lab: Update

    See the update at the end of this post with an image of the note stating "Go Back 2 Africa Slave" and the university disclosing it was left in the freshman student's backpack in a lab.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 9, 2:59 P.M.: A UC Irvine freshman received a note slipped under her dorm-room door* Tuesday nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Watching The News Can Make You (Physically) Sick, UC Irvine Study Finds

    Planes crashing into the Twin Towers. Bodies washing up on the shore after the Japan tsunami. Bloodied victims being rolled out of the Aurora movie theater.    We watch on our TVs and computers in horror and heartache. And it may be making us sick.  Researchers at UC Irvine studied ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Two New Restaurants Planned for Irvine's Campus Plaza

    The vacant spots next to Gina's Pizza in the Albertsons-anchored shopping mall near UC Irvine are getting new tenants. It was in January that Saigon Basil, the Vietnamese restaurant that replaced the long-lived Oriental Kitchen, folded. 

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    UCI, Long Beach St., Santa Ana College, and Cal Poly Pomona Go to Town at the CCMAs

    The kids over at UC Irvine's paper, the New University (where I was one of those kids until like a couple of weeks ago haha) took first place in the Special Issue category at the California College Media Association awards over the weekend. It's nice to see journalism's new guard putting in work and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Mountains Help Kick Off Another Year of Acrobatics Everyday at UC Irvine

    Mountains, hi!​Okay, so to be fair, this isn't quite the first show that the fine souls at Acrobatics Everyday have put on this academic year: They hosted a free-to-all-new-freshmen gig last Thursday headlined by French Quarter. But with tomorrow's appearance by Mountains at UC Irvine, along with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Waffles de Liege Truck Sells, Well, Waffles De Liege

    ​Gentle readers: por favor welcome Charisma Madarang, a recent graduate of UC Irvine's acclaimed literary journalism department, and the author of the great mini-essay on Newport's Dory fleet that appeared in our summer issue. She'll contribute occasional pieces for SaFII--that is, until she leave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Study: Eating Fatty Foods Triggers Natural Marijuana-Like High in Body

    Dos Chinos fries INSANITY...​You eat one French fry, you need another. And another. Soon, the basket of fried sticks is gone--then, you start picking away at your friend's fries. Same thing happens with chips and any fatty foods: the munchies.It's not because you're fat, tubby. It's all a part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Does Islamophobia Color Some Support of Criminal Charges Against the "Irvine 11"?

    ​Critics of Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas's decision to seek criminal charges against the 11 students arrested for interrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren last February at UC Irvine include national and statewide organizations, community leaders, esteemed UC I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    UCI Student Protest Against OC District Attorney's Office Not the First Time Anteaters Have Hated DA

    ​Right now, if all is going according to plan, a group of UC Irvine students and associates are protesting outside the offices of the Orange County district attorney because the DA has subpoenaed six Anteaters to testify before a grand jury. The students aren't just your typical coeds, but rather ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Sir Richard Branson

    UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Teal Wicks, UC Irvine Alum To Star As Elphaba In Broadway's Wicked

    ​Teal Wicks is going green for the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked. The UC Irvine alum previously played the emerald-skinned witch in the Los Angeles and San Francisco productions. Video of a Wicked Wicks after the jump.  

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    [UPDATE:] 19 UC Irvine Students and Supporters Face Criminal Charges for Protesting

    ​​Update, December 10, 12:41 p.m.: Occupy UCI!--"an autonomous body in Orange County attempting to subvert hegemonic, state-supporting/ed protest by promoting radical discourse and militant action"--is accusing campus administrations of conspiring with prosecutors when it came to the timing of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    UC Irvine Cosmologist to Co-Host National Geographic TV Special

    UC Irvine Communications​In the vast mix of travel guides, the Milky Way always gets the shaft. What's new in the cosmos? What's the latest on those supermassive black holes? (Still dark, we presume.)

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Jewish Conspiracy Unveiled: UC Irvine Bans Muslim Student Union From Campus

    ​Any hopes of hearing Helen Thomas crack Jewish jokes live and in person at the UC Irvine Laugh Factory are now out the window, according to a story that just went up on the OC Register website this morning. Actually the story has nothing to do with Helen Thomas but it does involve.....Jews!!!!

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Thank God It's Monday: This Week's Shows

    ​Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Acrobatics Everyday's No Junk Rummage Sale/Picnic/Show Dollar at a previous Acrobatics Everyday​At last year's Best Of, we said, "Not only does Acrobatics Everyday, a concert series at various locations on the campus of UC Irvine, bring unconventional entertainment choices to the university's students, but it also bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    UC Workers Union Ask Commencement Speakers to Boycott Their Own Speeches--Time to Call Gustavo a Scab!

    ​A couple of weeks ago, I was at a backyard party in SanTana (no, not that type of party) when a gentleman sat down with me and talked for about 20 minutes. I had met him before but found out then that he was a representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Facebook Free Speech Page Denies Free Speech

    ​A Facebook page has been created "in light of the recent event at UC Irvine in which 11 members of the Muslim Student Union @ UCI were arrested for attempts to silence and censor a speaker whose views they disagreed with. Free speech is NOT negotiable!"Too bad the page does not practice what it p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    UC Irvine Seeks to Cut Through Healthcare Reform Bullshit

    The AFL-CIO convention in Pittrburgh voted last night to endorse single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans, and rU.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) just trotted out to reporters his bill to provide non-single-payer, non-universal healthcare for not-quite-all Americans. Coincidence? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    UC Irvine To Fire Whistleblower Nurse?

    Paul SchultzThis is not Ethel Mark, but isn't she so cute?A cardiac care nurse at UC Irvine who raised questions about faulty narcotics pumps, proper nurse rotations and mandatory breaks was notified by management that she could expect to fired in early July, according to the California Nurses Assoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Ward Connerly: Protector of High Asian Admissions at UC Irvine

    Connerly: Asian fetishWard Connerly, the African American crusader who has never met a government set-aside based on race that he's liked, believes the University of California is hellbent on reducing Asian-American admissions--and Asian-American rights groups are not doing enough to stop them.Writi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    UC Irvine Issues Alert About a Rifleman on Campus

    UC Irvine officials issued a telephone text message to students this afternoon warning about "a suspicious man carrying a possible rifle" on campus on Mesa Drive near the Bren Events Center.According to the message, obtained by the Weekly, the subject is a white male, 6-feet, 180 pounds, blond hair, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Albert on KUCI at Noon Today!

    I'll be returning to my college radio roots today and appearing on UC Irvine's station, KUCI, at noon. I'll be on their all-local music show Press Pass, presumably talking about--and listening to--local music. You can listen online, so what better way to spend your midday than hearing my dulcet tone ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Acrobatics Everyday In Trouble?

    Acrobatics Everyday has brought lots of cool shows to the UC Irvine campus in the just under a year they've existed: Japanther, The Mae Shi, The Shaky Hands, a Q&A with Ian McKaye, bunches more. Now the students behind the group--we profiled Sam Farzin last month--are looking for your words of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    UC Irvine Students Don't Give a Damn about Voting--Mostly

    "Who wants stickers for No on Prop. 8?" yelled out Jon, a young Vietnamese student at UC Irvine before the start of a Orange County history course in which I was to lecture. His enthusiasm was heartening--up until then, Anteaters where the epitome of the ever-elusive youth vote. As I walked to the ... More >>

  • Film

    October 23, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Spacing Out

    UCI Observatory Tour

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Blunt Truth

    Reefer Madness

  • Features

    November 15, 2007

    To Air Is Divine (Most of the Time)

    FEEDBACK: The Best and Worst Things About Being a College-Radio DJ

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/02

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 7pm Student created and free of charge, it may be worthwhile to check out this particular production of Shakespeare’s comedy. Grab a blanket because the comedy is held outdoors in Aldrich Park on the UC Irvine campus. Meet at UC Irvine’s Little Theatre at 6:50pm. Little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Muslim Bashers of Orange County Unite!

    Want to start a jihad against jihadis? You'll get your chance this October, when the David Horowitz Freedom Center plans to organize "the biggest conservative campus protest ever" with something called Islamo-Facism Awareness Week in college campuses across America. It didn't surprise us that UC Irv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: 200 million pixel TV!!!

    Is that a freckle? Reporter David Haldane finds that UC Irvine used a $300,000 federal grant to build a screen 100 times more detailed than the current best high-definition television. Its 23-by-9-foot display has 200 million pixels and is called the HIPerWall, according to the Times story. Students ... More >>

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: The U.S. vs. John Lennon

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    Minimum Wage NO! Slavery YES!

    First off, behold the new look of the UC Irvine student newspaper New University's website. Much improved. Second, take a gander at Linda Domingo's story on social science professor David Neumark's recent address to the all-new Social Science Dinner Club gathered in the University Club. Neumark esse ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    It's a Living

    Dwayne Hartzell works at Total Exterminating in Anaheim

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Over the Cliffs

    LEMUR follows the crowd

  • Columns

    October 7, 2004
  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

    How to experience "Mitosis" at the Beall Center

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Affirmative Action for Whites

    The Court affirms racial preferences in universities, so long as they work for white people

  • Culture

    January 23, 2003

    The Message Is Medium-Small

    UCIs ID/entity is gee-whiz neat, light on ideas

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    An Immodest Proposal

    Pacifist professor: Lets bomb Baghdad

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    No Justice, No Teach

    UC Irvine lecturers strike, students sleep in late

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Culture

    March 14, 2002
  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Those Picket Signs?

    At UCI, they're likely to return

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