Month: September 2010

UCI scientists decode genomes of sexually precocious fruit flies

Breakthrough study could transform drug, aging and fertility research.

UC Irvine News Brief: 'Times Higher Education' puts UCI among world's best universities

The campus is 49th in the British magazine’s newly revamped rankings for 2010-11. It earned high marks for its research influence and international mix of staff and students.

Alan Barbour

Academic Senate leader takes reins

Dr. Alan Barbour, professor of medicine and microbiology & molecular genetics, is new Academic Senate chair.

Dodge ball

The Associated Students of UC Irvine will host a bid to become the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the largest dodge ball game. The game will be staged during ASUCI’s inaugural Blue & Gold Spirit Rally.

A homeless woman shows Yu a pamphlet she's been reading

Student group pedals kindness

Twice a month, a group of UC Irvine students bike to Santa Ana to feed the homeless. Their goal: building relationships.

UC Irvine News Brief: Alumna wins prestigious PEN book award

Vicki Forman, a 1994 graduate of the M.F.A. writing program, is honored in the creative nonfiction category for her memoir, “This Lovely Life.”

UC Irvine News Brief: Salmonella investigator wins award

Dr. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology & molecular genetics, has been chosen by the American Society for Microbiology to receive a 2010 Young Investigator Award.

UC Irvine News Brief: Garcia wins prestigious PEN award

Angela Garcia wins the Exceptional First Book Award from PEN USA.

Mar Rodriguez

Women’s soccer star plays on world stage

UCI soccer star Mar Rodriguez represents Mexico in under-20 Women’s World Cup.

Folu Ani

An African perspective on healthcare

Folu Ani, first-year medical student at UC Irvine, has a distinctively African perspective that drives him to one day make a difference for the billions of people around the globe who do not have access to adequate healthcare.