Month: January 2009

Kent Hymel

Gridlock puts brakes on job growth

Kent Hymel, a UC Irvine doctoral candidate in economics, found that sluggish commutes – usually indicative of high employment levels – lead to slowed job growth.

Dr. Steven Potkin

Brain imaging facilitates mental illness treatments

As a brain imaging researcher who studies schizophrenia, Dr. Steven Potkin saw a large problem limiting growth in his field and the potential for new clinical treatments.

Hans-Ulrich Bernard

Smoking linked to cervical cancer

Women who smoke are three times more likely to develop cervical cancer, and UC Irvine scientists recently discovered the biological link.

Shapan Debnath

The music man

Shapan Debnath plays what he loves on his KUCI radio show

Scientists use environmentally controlled clean rooms to manufacture a variety of products

Small-scale lab yields large possibilities

UC Irvine opens its second clean room suitable for producing microdevices with organic material.

UCI named one of 100 'Best Value Colleges'

UCI has been named one of the “Best Value Colleges for 2009” by The Princeton Review. The list salutes 50…

Paralympic sailing champ Nick Scandone dies

UC Irvine alumnus Nick Scandone ’90, who became a world champion sailor while battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, died in his…

Study finds state program ineffective at creating jobs

A new study co-authored by UC Irvine economics professor David Neumark (pictured), finds that California’s Enterprise Zone Program has no…

Andrew Penner

Study shows ethnicity isn’t black and white

Losing your job or doing jail time can affect how people perceive your racial background, according to a recent study co-authored by Andrew Penner, UC Irvine sociology assistant professor.

Frank LaFerla

Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia gets new chief

Neurobiologist Frank LaFerla is taking the reins of the UC Irvine Institute for Brain Aging & Dementia, hoping to boost clinical offerings and move forward with a new building dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research.