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July 5, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic, unforced accents and dialects. Knight, who had retired 10 years ago to Pennsylvania, returned to the campus last month to begin rehearsing his role as King Lear in an outdoor summer festival production of the Shakespeare tragedy.
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SPORTS
November 14, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
"Lucky" and "fortunate" were terms UCLA Coach Ben Howland used to describe his team's 80-79 overtime win against UC Irvine on Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion. "This is kind of a trap game," Howland said after. "We're coming off a sold-out arena, first game, all the hype, all the excitement. I was really worried about this not understanding who we're playing. " Forward David Wear admitted after the Bruins, who started out last season with consecutive defeats to mid-major teams (Loyola Marymount and Middle Tennessee State)
SPORTS
January 4, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MEN at UC Irvine 78, Cal State Fullerton 74: Eric Wise made four consecutive free throws in the final seconds of overtime to lead the Anteaters (3-10, 1-0) over the Titans (6-8, 0-2) in a Big West Conference game. Michael Hunter made a three-point basket with 25.3 seconds left in overtime to give Irvine a 74-71 lead. Wise grabbed a rebound, was fouled and converted both free throws two seconds later to give Irvine a five-point lead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2013 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A UC Irvine professor has stopped teaching midway through a massive online course in microeconomics offered through the Coursera organization, saying he had disagreements on how to conduct the free class for thousands of students around the world. The action by Richard A. McKenzie, an emeritus professor in the UC Irvine business school, highlights the uncertainties faculty face in adapting traditional face-to-face classes to the emerging universe of massive open online courses, known as MOOCs.
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August 1, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Hunting for the arsonist who they believed had set several mysterious fires around one of the city's high schools this month, police in Irvine say they finally found their culprit before dawn July 24 in an adjacent nature preserve. Police arrested Rainer Reinscheid, a 48-year-old professor at UC Irvine, on charges of trying to light a fire in Mason Park Preserve with newspaper and lighter fluid. It was not far from the wooded spot where his 14-year-old son, Claas Stubbe, had hanged himself four months earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2013 | By Michael Miller
On her eighth day of rehearsal at UC Irvine, Kitty McNamee decided to refocus her dancers on the theme of their piece. Rather than demonstrate steps or go over musical motifs, the choreographer gathered her team around and read a different set of directions - from the dictionary. The word in question was "transit," which is also the working title of McNamee's entry in UC Irvine's annual National Choreographers Initiative. With the online Oxford Dictionaries offering a slew of meanings, she rattled them off quickly: the movement of people or materials, the passage of celestial bodies and so on. FOR THE RECORD: Dance program: An article about the National Choreographers Initiative in the July 24 Calendar section described the initiative as a UC Irvine event.
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May 15, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck, Los Angeles Times
UC Irvine's chancellor pledged Wednesday to find and discipline whoever slipped a racist note into a black female student's backpack last week. The student found the note, which read "Go back 2 Africa slave," while she was in the science library on May 7, according to UCI police. The department is investigating what it is calling a hate incident. "When apprehended, the responsible individual(s) will face appropriate sanctions," Chancellor Michael Drake said in a statement on UCI's website.
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April 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A member of a UC Irvine fraternity seen wearing blackface in a parody music video isn't the first time charges of racism have been lobbed at the campus community, students said. “This blackface video isn't the first, nor is it the last, example of racism that's been shown on this campus,” UCI Black Student Union co-chairwoman Ainaria Johnson told the Daily Pilot . In 2011, the campus cafeteria  served chicken and waffles  on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at UC Irvine have launched an investigation after a public outcry over the recent video, which involved four students doing a parody of a song that included mimicking of performers such as Justin Timberlake  and Jay-Z.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012
USC VS. UC IRVINE When: 8. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Network; Radio: 710. Records: USC 4-6, UC Irvine 5-7. Update: UC Irvine was within three points of Louisiana State with under a minute left after Daman Starring made a three-point basket but the Anteaters ended up losing, 66-60, Tuesday night at the Bren Center. Last month, Irvine lost by a point to UCLA in overtime at Pauley Pavilion. The Anteaters outrebounded Louisiana State, 50-43, led by the seven rebounds of sophomore Will Davis II. USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said he will stick with the starting lineup he used Saturday in a victory over UC Riverside.
SPORTS
September 4, 1996
The Pepperdine women's volleyball team was impressive in its season debut, sweeping UC Irvine, 15-2, 15-3, 15-4, Tuesday night in front of 350 at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves (1-0) made 45% of their kill attempts, led by Nicole Sanderson, who had 11 kills in 13 tries and added three block assists. Kymme Vicknair added 10 kills and three aces. Becci Roehl had 41 assists. UC Irvine fell to 1-2.
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