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Hazy road to Mecca

Hazy road to Mecca

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A sense for biosensors

A sense for biosensors

Weian Zhao has created a device that dramatically improves detection of bacterial and viral invaders in blood samples

Ahead of the curve

Ahead of the curve

President Obama’s commencement appearance highlights pivotal year for UC Irvine

UCI rallies around volunteerism to celebrate 50th

UCI rallies around volunteerism to celebrate 50th

50th Anniversary Anteater Spirit Rally kicks off two-year effort to rack up 50,000 service hours.

UCI in the News

  • ABC, Dec 19, 2014 11:02 am

    Have mirror neurons been oversold?

    Greg Hickok, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine … is skeptical about the mirror neuron theory. … He questions the interpretation of what mirror neurons do, and how widely the theory has been applied in neuroscience.
  • The Nation, Dec 19, 2014 11:02 am

    Mass incarceration’s collateral damage: The children left behind

    Kristin Turney, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine … found that children with incarcerated parents were three times more likely to suffer from depression or behavioral problems than the average American child, and twice as likely to suffer from learning disabilities and anxiety.
  • The Guardian, Dec 19, 2014 11:01 am

    Lessons to learn as U.S. and Cuba relations thaw

    For decades, American policy towards Cuba has been hijacked by a small cartel of politicos in Florida and their wealthy benefactors. The US embargo is estimated to have cost the Cuban economy close to a trillion dollars over its 53-year span …. President Obama’s decision is courageous, and long overdue.  - Luis Suarez-Villa, professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine, USA.
  • Jewish Journal, Dec 19, 2014 11:01 am

    Finding the silver lining in another BDS loss

    In recent years, UC Irvine’s administration has worked to make sure that anti-Israel activism is “in line with campus codes of conduct.”
  • Science, Dec 19, 2014 11:01 am

    U.S. patent office floats new biotech-friendly guidelines

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is taking another crack at how it evaluates inventions derived from nature. … But while it’s eager to satisfy the applicants that keep it in business, USPTO also has to respect often murky directions handed down from the courts, says Dan Burk, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Orange County Register, Dec 19, 2014 11:00 am

    Rental boutique for Indian saris thrives by making tradition easier than ever

    Twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi Khara were in this predicament, each earning an MBA at UC Irvine and struggling to find up-to-date fashionable saris for a decent price, when the idea of a sari rental company came to them. Borrow It Bindaas was born in 2011 and the idea has taken off.
  • The Christian Science Monitor, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    Are small business owners getting short-changed by banks?

    “The biggest factor was the idea that these credit card users were sophisticated financial consumers who could both understand the complex terms of credit card contracts and walk away to better options if they did not like the terms they were being offered,” David Min, assistant professor of banking law at the University of California, Irvine.
  • The Wall Street Journal, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    Prospects for quick Cuban sugar comeback not so sweet

    For Cuba to compete with heavyweights like Brazil – the source of around one-fifth of the world’s sugar, it would need significant investments …. Steven C. Topik, a Latin American history professor at the University of California, Irvine, who studies the history of agricultural commodities in the region. “I don’t think they could have the kind of dominance they had in the past.”
  • The Sacramento Bee, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    UC tuition increase can broaden access for California students

    The proposal to increase tuition with targeted increases in financial aid can both increase access and enhance quality. … Andrew J. Policano is director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec 18, 2014 2:38 pm

    The world’s biggest car company wants to get rid of gasoline

    Toyota’s Mirai ... runs on the most abundant element in the universe and emits only heat and water …. “This is not an alternative to a gasoline vehicle,” says Scott Samuelsen, an engineer and director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. “This is a quantum step up.”
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