Month: December 2009

Tiffany Alquiros with Peter the Anteater

Peter the Anteater stands in for Santa

At the UCI Bookstore’s holiday sale this year, Peter the Anteater stood in for the jolly old elf, posing for pictures with students, faculty and staff.

Ten UCI professors named new AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named 10 UC Irvine professors new fellows. In all, 115 UCI…

Third annual Digital Media & Learning Competition launched

The Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Advanced Collaboratory has announced a competition providing $2 million to innovators in the field…

Peter Donovan and Ping Wang

UCImpact: Stem cell research

It’s been five years since Californians approved Proposition 71, which created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and authorized up to $3 billion for the emerging field of stem cell biology. Since then, UCI’s program has thrived.

Dr. Ralph Clayman named dean of medical school

Dr. Ralph Clayman has accepted the position of dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine, pending regental approval. Chancellor…

UCI geriatric oncologist decries the lack of seniors in clinical trials

Across the country, myriad clinical trials of new cancer treatments are being conducted, but – according to Dr. Homayoon Sanati,…

UCI, NASA scientists find significant groundwater loss in California

New space observations reveal that since October 2003, the aquifers for California’s primary agricultural region – the Central Valley -…

Kathryn Jennell

Organ donation: The gift of life

UC Irvine honors organ donors, recipients and families with rose dedication ceremony, including one woman whose decision to donate her husband’s organs gave rise to a new program at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Strict blood sugar control in some diabetics does not lower heart attack, stroke risk

Strictly controlling blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics with coexisting health problems such as heart disease and hypertension does not lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a UC Irvine Health Policy Research Institute study.

Central Valley water

The view from space is not pretty as satellites show California groundwater being pumped for irrigation in unsustainable quantities.