Month: January 2011

Revolutionizing the education of doctors

By providing students with technological devices such as iPads and portable ultrasounds, UC Irvine School of Medicine is revolutionizing the way healthcare is taught. For the future doctors, such tools could one day be as standard as the stethoscope.

Diane O’Dowd

Improving science education

UCI Professor Diane O’Dowd and others argue science teaching is not properly valued.

Doctoring in a diverse society

An innovative undergraduate course, “Disparities in Medicine,” addresses diversity and how healthcare workers can embrace patients’ distinctive cultural beliefs, languages and faiths to provide better care.

Students earn Living Our Values Award for launching UCI Global Brigades

Students earn Living Our Values Award for launching UCI Global Brigades, which aims to improve the lives of Hondurans through hands-on projects.

Hannah Chang

The homecoming stretch

Flash mob presentation of UC Irvine fight song kicks off week of activities leading up to Saturday, Jan. 22, homecoming.

UC Irvine News Brief: Tanya Taylor is first UCI women's soccer player drafted into pro ranks

The senior forward – who earned third-team All-America honors after leading the Anteaters to the NCAA Sweet 16 – is a fourth-round pick of the Boston Breakers.

UC Irvine News Brief: Piomelli to discuss marijuana on National Geographic TV show

The Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences will talk about the drug’s effects on the brain and potential medicinal uses. The program airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.

MLK Symposium

UCI hosts 28th annual MLK Symposium featuring Rev. Irene Monroe.

Sir Richard Branson to speak at UCI

Sponsored by UC Irvine and Orange County’s Center for Living Peace, the Living Peace Series will present Sir Richard Branson, the British industrialist who built the Virgin Group into more than 360 companies, discussing the work of his nonprofit foundation, Virgin Unite.

Science Education

UCI biology professor Diane K. O’Dowd and others outline steps for improvement.