As a middle-class citizen in Southern California, I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a world where technology is increasingly utilized to make life easier and more comfortable. However, as someone with little to no inclination to pursue a career in the various fields of technological innovation, I feel as though it has been appallingly easy to take it all for granted. For example, I never once stared at my fridge, or a traffic light, or a churro machine and considered how life would be without them. In other words, I never once stopped to thank and appreciate the people responsible for bringing them into the world. And yet, I cannot help but benefit from these devices every day. Well, except for the churro machine; unfortunately, that’s still a work in progress. The point is, the developed, western world is built atop a foundation of technological aid. Every day, this very moment in fact, there are people pacing rooms, racking brains, and pouring coffee in an effort to keep that foundation up to date, and make our lives easier and more comfortable in the process. These people, the secret heroes of modern society, they stand as a representation of the core reasons for our success as a species: our ability to work together and for one another. It seems only inevitable then that a reality television show would someday come along and capture this process for the world to see and feel good about. Well, the wait is over; the day has come. That “day” being last Tuesday, marked by the initial airing of TBS’s latest reality show, America’s Greatest Makers (Tues @ 9/8pm c). The pilot introduced several eclectic groups of inventors / aspiring world changers and their respective inventions. And among these intellectual individuals is none other than a certain Nicole Mendoza, with whom I had the pleasure of conversing about the show, her interests, and what makes her one of America’s greatest makers. Continue reading
Universal Student Housing Seeks Host Families Near University of California Irvine
Universal Student Housing, an innovative service provider in the study abroad sector, is currently seeking host families near the University of California at Irvine to provide homes for a large group of Japanese English teachers.
Universal Student Housing will be supporting the visit of large groups of Japanese English teachers to the University of California at Irvine, and is seeking host families in the area. This will be the second year USH was chosen for this honor, and the fourth such group for USH. Continue reading
The UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture is set for February 26 & 27, 2016
This event is sponsored by: UCI’s African American Student Experience Committee (Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion) in partnership with African American Studies, UCI Illuminations: The Chancelor’s Arts & Culture Initiative, Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Music.
Schedule of Events: Continue reading
JWA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE EXHIBIT OPENS AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
SANTA ANA, Calif.– A new exhibit titled “UCI: Orange County Destination, Global Game Changer” is on display in John Wayne Airport’s ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art and Culture exhibition space until July 11, 2016. Featured as part of John Wayne Airport’s Arts Program, the exhibit highlights the past 50 years of UCI’s achievements and can be viewed pre-security along the pedestrian walkway connecting Terminals B and C.
“Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has played an integral role in the development of Orange County’s economy and culture,” said Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett. “John Wayne Airport is pleased to highlight UCI as it celebrates 50 years in our community.” Continue reading
Campus police distributed footage of a man caught on surveillance cameras who is believed to be the one responsible for stealing computers and cellphones this year during September and October.
The person of interest is seen wearing a long-sleeved lavender shirt and carrying a black backpack going from floor to floor looking into offices the same day four computers were stolen, the campus police stated in a bulletin on Monday. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Press Release #: 2015-10-20
CONTACT: Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irvine, CA (Oct. 20, 2015) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect involved in a theft from a vehicle.
The suspect is described as male, possibly Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a large moustache down to his chin. At the time of the incident he was wearing black-framed glasses, a red polo shirt with a “UCI” logo on the left chest, and jeans. He was driving a 2004 to 2006 model white Dodge Stratus with no license plates and collision damage on the left front bumper. Continue reading
University of California, Irvine Police Department
Tsunamis are among Earth’s rarest hazards. But, even though tsunamis do not occur very often, and most are small and nondestructive, they pose a major threat to coastal communities, particularly in the Pacific. A tsunami can strike any ocean coast at any time. There is no season for tsunamis. We cannot predict where, when or how destructive the next tsunami will be. However, while tsunamis cannot be prevented, there are things you can do before, during and after a tsunami that could save your life and the lives of your family and friends. The National Weather Service provides some excellent educational material on tsunamis and what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the event of a tsunami. Visit them at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/Tsunami/ Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY: Supervisor Todd Spitzer and Orange County Veterans Stand for the Flag
Chairman Vows to Ban all County Contracts with Organizations that Ban the Flag
WHO: (Orange County, CA) — Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer, Orange County Veterans Advisory Council Chairman Bobby McDonald and Orange County Veterans
WHAT: Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer, Orange County Veterans Advisory Council Chairman Bobby McDonald and Orange County Veterans will gather at the flag poles located on UC Irvine’s campus to “stand” together in support of the American Flag. Decorated Orange County Veterans will tell their story to share the historical significance and contributions that the military and veterans have had in Orange County. Continue reading
University of California, Irvine Police Department
UC Irvine emergency management stakeholders convened in multiple capacities earlier this week to conduct annual exercising of emergency operation plans. Two exercises were conducted back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday in which participants responded to a common scenario dubbed the “Formidable Flood.” This scenario, which mirrored the impact of the ‘real world’ water main break at UCLA last year, prompted the UCI campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and several Department Operations Centers (DOC’s – Housing, Facilities Management & EH&S) to activate on Monday in an effort to exercise how such a coordinated response would occur. Then, on the following day, the UCI Care & Shelter Team (CAST) engaged in part II of this exercise scenario by opening, operating & closing a mock shelter at the Anteater Recreational Center (ARC) for those campus residents fictitiously displaced by the flood. Continue reading
Fox News TV reporter Gina Silva was at UCI earlier in the week trying to cover the story about the banning of the flag by a small group of liberal students when a miscreant jumped in and interrupted her telecast with the phrase “F— her right in the P—-!”
This apparently is some kind of trend with some young people. It is disgraceful and an insult to the women who report our news. Continue reading