For Sam McCulloch, it’s a favorite Friday ritual. In the morning he heads out the front door of his Newport Beach home, pausing at a sign reminding him what he’ll need for his outing: jacket, keys, cap. Check. He’s 92 years old and he’s headed to UC Irvine, the campus he first laid eyes on […]
Day: November 1, 2008
Former Joffrey ballerina Jodie Gates floats on pointed toes across a well-worn wooden floor, a dozen or so pairs of little feet pounding in her wake. As part of a free children’s ballet workshop she offers through her annual Laguna Dance Festival, Gates playfully shows her young charges how to move like a butterfly, a […]
The first time Fan-Gang Zeng invented a cochlear implant – a device he believed could help thousands regain lost hearing – things didn’t work out too well. The company that licensed his invention shelved the project. “Today, he says, “it benefits no one.” The hard lesson – that most inventions never reach the consumer – […]
One can only imagine what John Lennon thought of the brash UC Irvine student who turned up at his Weybridge mansion one autumn day in 1967. Lennon must have been somewhat bemused by the college kid sporting wispy facial hair and a jacket he’d embroidered with Lennon’s picture, because instead of shooing David Goggin away, […]
UC Irvine alumnus Koohyar Karimi ’08 thinks he’s found the perfect woman. She has even features, eyebrows that arch at just the right angle, and – as he poetically puts it – “the distance from her subnasale [nostrils] to the cupid’s bow of her lips is exactly one-third the distance from the parting of her lips […]
Scientists and policymakers generally agree that solving the world’s most challenging social and public health problems – AIDS, climate change, cancer, obesity and global terrorism among them – requires collaboration among researchers across a variety of fields.