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  • Apodaca: Initiative aims to reinvent community colleges

    I've written frequently about the shift toward matching education with job-market demand, a trend that continues to gain momentum. Whether this change produces a winning record overall depends largely on the effectiveness of individual initiatives...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • Obama set to speak at UCI graduation

    Obama set to speak at UCI graduation
    President Obama will deliver UC Irvine’s commencement address during the university’s graduation at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in June, the White House confirmed Thursday.  Chancellor Michael V. Drake wrote a letter to Obama in April...
  • Apodaca: Selfie death knell sounds at Oscars

    When Ellen DeGeneres staged a group selfie with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards last week, it was widely heralded as a watershed moment. DeGeneres proudly announced that Twitter had momentarily crashed due to a record number of retweets of the...
  • National champions to visit White House

    Kaleigh Gilchrist, a former Newport Harbor High standout, is definitely excited to visit the White House with the rest of her USC women's water polo teammates on Monday and she has made special plans for the event. She posted Friday as her status on...
  • Christian leader and gay rights advocate to speak

    The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a high-profile advocate for gay rights in Christianity, will speak Sunday at Resurrection Beach Metropolitan Community Church in Costa Mesa. Wilson is the moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June

    UC Irvine wants President Obama as graduation speaker in June
    Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring. They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
  • Preparing future scientists and engineers

    About 500 educators gathered in Costa Mesa this week to address ways to introduce science, technology, engineering and mathematics, so-called STEM education, to preschoolers. The Early Childhood STEM Conference, held from Thursday to Saturday at the...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates

    Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates
    President Obama's commencement address, delivered to thousands of UC Irvine graduates Saturday, focused on the aspirations of the current generation and the need for optimism when dealing with future problems. More than 8,000 graduates and their...
  • Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies

    Pilots face restrictions during Obama visit to UC Irvine ceremonies
    Private pilots will be prohibited this weekend from flying through areas around Palm Springs International Airport and Anaheim, where President Obama is scheduled to speak during UC Irvine's 50th anniversary ceremony at Angel Stadium. From 5:30 p.m....