Month: January 2010

Suzanne Blum

Shedding light on molecular science

Suzanne Blum, assistant professor of chemistry, previews her public talk about glowing molecules.

Mike Gillespie to be inducted into baseball coaches' Hall of Fame

UC Irvine’s head baseball coach, Mike Gillespie, will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on…

Ian Parker Photo

Going to extremes

Few people could match the intensity and perseverance of UC Irvine neurobiologist Ian Parker. Maybe they’re not passionate enough about photography to lie in puddles, drive thousands of miles, scale sheer cliffs, sleep outside in the cold, fight altitude sickness and rise hours before the sun. Maybe they’re not so bent on studying cells that […]

Adonia Lugo

Changing the rules of the road

Exploring alternatives to vehicle travel in Southern California becomes challenging social and research experiment for anthropology grad student who gave up her car three years ago.

Pandorf named postdoctoral fellow for space research

Clay Pandorf, a postdoctoral researcher in physiology & biophysics, has received a fellowship from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute…

Dr. Ralph Clayman

Patient advocate

Levity, gossip and idle chitchat have no place in Dr. Ralph Clayman’s operating room. The pioneer in minimally invasive surgery once asked a gabby colleague to leave in the middle of an operation because the chatterbox lacked focus. Clayman, a urologist so dedicated he gives his home phone number to patients, makes no apologies for […]

Alison Plott

Lessons in laughter

Each stroke of white makeup transforms a face. Rather than conceal, it reveals. The arch of a painted eyebrow, the exaggerated smile or frown, say more than a monologue. And the metamorphosis isn’t limited to the actor; it’s in the audience’s mind as well. Enter Eli Simon’s world, where clowning is an art. “Clowning is […]