February 5, 2014
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. Long Beach State Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Bren Events Center The UC Irvine men's basketball team is bidding for its fourth straight win over Long Beach State, which has captured the Big West Conference regular-season title the three previous seasons. Both teams enter Thursday's contest in a three-way tie for first place with UC Santa Barbara. UCI (14-9, 5-2 in conference) is ranked No. 22 in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major top-25 poll and has won nine of its last 13. Coach Russell Turner's Anteaters rank No. 8 nationally in assists per game (16.9)
January 30, 2014
Michael V. Drake announced Thursday that he is stepping down as chancellor of UC Irvine to become president of Ohio State University. Drake, 63, who has been chancellor at UCI since 2005, will leave June 30, according to a statement made Thursday by the University of California President Janet Napolitano. In the coming weeks, Napolitano will create a committee to conduct a national search to find a new chancellor. UC Irvine Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman will serve as interim chancellor after Drake's departure.
January 23, 2014
Digging Too Deep Jill Amadio Mainly Murder Press ; 207 pages Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read. Put the right director at the helm and these characters could net multiple Oscar nominations - John Malkovich, maybe, as the sinister music professor suspected of murder, or George Clooney as the avuncular Secret Service veteran with a yen for poetry. The English gossip columnist who arrives in America intent on solving a crime?
January 22, 2014
As a devoted newspaper man, Joseph Bell spent his life sharing stories. After two hours and more than a dozen speeches during Bell's memorial Tuesday night, it became clear that Bell's personality and humor touched just as many people as his widely published writing. Bell, a longtime Newport Beach resident known for his extensive publishing record as a freelance writer, journalism educator, author and Daily Pilot columnist, died on Thanksgiving 2013, members of his family said.
January 11, 2014
UCI women's soccer scored the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America (NSCAA) honor for the third straight season claiming the Team Academic Award. "This program has worked extremely hard to be successful both on and off the field. " Head Coach Scott Juniper said of his Anteaters. "We take pride in our high achievements in the game of soccer, but more importantly, in our academics. This award shows the amount of work and dedication our players put into their studies and in the classroom.