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National conference opens flow of ideas on drought

National conference opens flow of ideas on drought

Top researchers, public officials and policymakers converge at UCI to discuss extreme water shortages and how to handle them

Reasons to Celebrate UCI

Reasons to Celebrate UCI

Revel in Peter the Anteater’s new status as Mascot Madness Tournament 2015 winner

Exploring the ADHD-autism link

Exploring the ADHD-autism link

Jean Gehricke’s research is revealing similarities between the two disorders and suggesting new treatment approaches

Roster of UCI researchers

Twenty-seven faculty, staff and students from UC Irvine are part of the Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS experiment team.

UCI in the News

  • 60 Minutes, Apr 17, 2015 10:53 am

    A 60 Minutes story you will never forget

    Bob Petrella … one of only 56 persons known to have a mysterious condition called highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM). … But these individuals are not autistic; they live ordinary lives. Dr. James McGaugh, a leading authority in memory and cognition at the University of California Irvine, has studied the 56 people identified with HSAM and says none to his knowledge has created such a fantasy world.
  • Orange County Register, Apr 17, 2015 10:53 am

    UCI receives grant for Alzheimer’s research

    What if researchers can take ethics out of the equation by reprogramming existing skin or blood cells to behave like embryonic stem cells? According to Frank LaFerla, who heads up groundbreaking research on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, scientists at UC Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or MIND institute, are doing just that.
  • OC Weekly, Apr 17, 2015 10:52 am

    UC Irvine’s Wayzgoose festival tomorrow

    UCI's annual festival and open house is called "Wayzgoose." … parking around campus is free and in the middle where the park is, they set up booths and there's a lot of food. This year's festival is special. It marks the 50th anniversary of the university. There will be all sorts of activities including a car show and cultural music and dance by the various student clubs.
  • Southern California Public Radio, Apr 17, 2015 10:52 am

    LA may not be riding a crime wave, criminologists say

    Criminologists said it's far from clear the city is facing a new crime wave after decades of decline. … “The percentage increase is somewhat alarming,” said UC Irvine criminology Professor George Tita. “But when your base rate falls so low, it doesn’t take as many crimes to drive a high percentage increase.”
  • Orange County Register, Apr 17, 2015 10:51 am

    A mix of information and guilt might get you to ration

    Kenneth Small, an environmental economist and professor emeritus at UC Irvine, cited an Arizona study that compared water use in suburban homes that had meters that closely tracked consumption versus homes that didn't. “The ones that had the meters were much more water saving,” Small said. “They tended to have desert landscape and drip irrigation, whereas the (homes) that had no meter looked like Irvine.”
  • Medical News Today, Apr 17, 2015 10:51 am

    Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, UCI study finds

    While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, UC Irvine scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. … Susana Cohen-Cory, professor of neurobiology & behavior, and colleagues identified for the first time how deficits in what are known as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids cause molecular changes in the developing brain ….
  • The New York Times, Apr 16, 2015 4:04 pm

    Schock donor sues ex-US congressman seeking reimbursement

    Richard Hasen, a professor of law and political science at UC Irvine, said he’s never seen such a lawsuit and was skeptical about its chances of success. First of all, while they are not gifts, federal regulations consider campaign cash akin to such gestures of munificence.
  • CNBC, Apr 16, 2015 4:04 pm

    China growth: Bull vs bear

    Ann Lee, NYU professor and author of What the U.S. Can Learn from China, and Peter Navarro, UC Irvine professor and director of Netflix documentary "Death by China" discuss China's growth and whether a service economy is possible. Put your money in Europe, not in China, says Navarro.
  • The Christian Science Monitor, Apr 16, 2015 4:03 pm

    ‘Fight for 15’ protesters prepare to flex their political muscles

    “Primaries are really great time for social movements,” says David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Irvine who studies large protest movements. “They can get the candidates to really distinguish themselves and make promises early on.”
  • International Business Times, Apr 16, 2015 4:03 pm

    Neuroscience: Fish oil fatty acids vital for brain development

    Fatty acids found in fish and other foods play an important role in early brain development in humans, according to a study by UC Irvine scientists. The neurobiologists report that dietary deficiencies in these fatty acids can limit brain growth during fetal development and early in life, suggesting that pregnant women maintain a balanced diet rich in these fatty acids.
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