Month: February 2011

Therapeutic lifestyle changes as useful as drugs in improving mental health

Getting more exercise, spending time outdoors and helping others are among the activities that can be as effective as drugs or counseling in treating an array of mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety, according to a UC Irvine study.

Archive memorabilia

Library collection documents local surf culture

Special collection at Langson Library chronicles the sport’s role in local culture.

Premature Infant in the NICU

UCI dance marathon to benefit preemies

UCI dance marathon will benefit neonatal treatment and research.

A parent reading a book to their child

Baby books can boost home safety, study finds

UCI researchers produced five picture books combining colorful illustrations and rhyming text with parenting lessons to evaluate whether they’d boost the safety practices and health habits of new mothers.

Dr. Gerald Maguire

Giving voice to those who stutter

The film “The King’s Speech” hits home with UCI’s Dr. Gerald Maguire. The founder of the world’s first clinic dedicated specifically to the scientific study and medical treatment of stuttering can’t recall a time in his life when he didn’t stutter.

UC Irvine News Brief: Elizabeth Loftus garners AAAS Scientific Freedom & Responsibility Award

The Distinguished Professor of social ecology and professor of law and cognitive science is being honored for “the profound impact that her pioneering research on human memory has had on the administration of justice in the United States and abroad.”

Wendy Liu

Improving biomedical implants

UCI researcher Wendy Liu is trying to make the lifesaving devices less life-threatening.

UC Irvine News Brief: Persian studies center awarded $300,000 for lectureship

School of Humanities receives grant from PARSA Community Foundation to enhance language and culture instruction.

Helping students is family affair for UCI grads

Two generations of Pattersons have been well served by UCI — and now serve other college students.

Hands holding a sprouting plant

Business embraces sustainability

The Paul Merage School of Business explores companies’ love affairs with sustainable practices.