Month: June 2011

UCI, Angels team up for summer blood drives to benefit trauma patients, newborns

UC Irvine Healthcare and Angels Baseball are partnering in a series of blood drives at Angel Stadium this summer to increase the supply for people in need at Orange County’s only Level I trauma center.

Her world is the stage

Scenic design grad student Sheryl Liu brings operas, plays and musicals to life.

Beach volleyball player icing their ankle

Taming the weekend warrior

Dr. David Kruse, medical director of UC Irvine’s Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, sees first-hand when weekend warriors push themselves a little too far. He offers his insights on avoiding injury while still having fun this summer.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI awarded $2.5 million for nuclear safety research

Consortium of universities will focus on hands-on training of undergraduate and graduate
students in the fields of nuclear physics, nuclear and radiation chemistry, nuclear engineering, instrumentation and public policy.

UC Irvine News Brief: Five Anteaters chosen in 2011 MLB first-year player draft

They are junior right-handed pitcher Matt Summers (fourth round, Minnesota Twins), outfielder Drew Hillman (18th round, Philadelphia Phillies), third baseman Brian Hernandez (27th round, Los Angeles Angels), shortstop D.J. Crumlich (38th round, Pittsburgh Pirates) and infielder Jordan Leyland (44th round, Tampa Bay Rays).

A tail-waggin’ way to beat finals stress

UCI Disability Services Center offered the services of therapy pets to students with disabilities to make their final exams less stressful.

UC Irvine News Brief: Summer arts academy for high school kids debuts June 27

Through July 8, teens will participate in intensive, hands-on workshops in dance, drama or digital arts led by faculty and graduate students.

Catherine Loudon

Going with the flow

Innovative biology course makes the unseen – and its movement – visible.

UC Irvine News Brief: Men's soccer head coach to direct AYSO national player development efforts

George Kuntz will continue leading the Anteaters while providing technical advice, direction and support to the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Cecelia Brody

Fostering their potential

It’s called emancipation, but for youths in foster care, being released from the child welfare system at age 18 often feels more like abandonment. Without financial resources or emotional support, many struggle to survive. They often wind up homeless or in prison, according to the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. In California, only 54 percent of foster youths […]