Month: April 2010

Jennifer Chung accompanied on guitar by engineering undergrad Johnny Yang

Online singing sensation

Drama student Jennifer Chung’s powerful singing and pared-down style have already made her a YouTube star.

Soil microbes produce less atmospheric CO2 than expected with climate warming

As global temperatures increase, microbes in soil become less efficient over time at converting carbon in soil into carbon dioxide, a key contributor to climate warming.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI ranked among 'Happiest Colleges'

UC Irvine came in at #16 in The Daily Beast’s “100 Happiest Colleges” as determined by subjective and objective data.

UCI to name Science Library in honor of Francisco J. Ayala

Ayala, evolutionary biologist, will donate his $1.5 million Templeton Prize to support graduate education in biological sciences at UCI.

UC Irvine News Brief: Dr. Ira Lott gets major grant to study dementia in those with Down syndrome

UC Irvine pediatric neurologist Dr. Ira Lott has received a five-year, $2.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to seek ways of preventing or delaying the onset of dementia in people with Down syndrome, who have an elevated risk of developing it by age 40.

Keeping the Mexican coast clear

UCI’s Sharon Stern and colleagues are helping a Mexican coastal village preserve a coral reef by better managing its wastewater.

Giant Anteater

OC welcomes giant anteaters

With help from UCI supporters, two giant anteaters — the real-life Peter and his mate — debut at the Santa Ana Zoo.

Cyrus Bonczkowski

Summer camp for burn survivors

Children treated at UC Irvine Medical Center find support among others with similar injuries.

Two-time winner against cancer

Having beaten both colon and prostate cancer, Billy Pine now supports the larger battle by giving to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2010 Medal

UCI’s most prestigious honor, the Medal, which annually confers lifelong recognition on those who have made exceptional contributions to the university’s mission of teaching, research and public service will be given to three individuals and one couple this fall.