Year: 2012

All work and no school makes at-risk adolescents more antisocial

New UCI research has found that placing juvenile offenders in jobs without ensuring that they attend school may make them more antisocial.

UCI chancellor joins NCAA Division I board of directors

The panel comprises 18 presidents and chancellors and is responsible for establishing and directing division policy.

Broadcom Foundation funds graduate fellowships at School of Engineering

The Broadcom Foundation has pledged $400,000 over two years to establish graduate fellowships at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism

UC Irvine biology Emanuel Azizi found that toads possess a neuromuscular response that’s specific to the intensity of a landing – a mechanism that protects muscles from injury upon impact. The findings have implications for improving rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.

State board awards $2.833 million for desert research center improvements

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $2.833 million in Proposition 84 funds for new construction at UC Irvine’s Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in Borrego Springs.

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Newest Chancellor’s and Distinguished professors join select group

College DUI Awareness Project funded for fourth year

The California College DUI Awareness Project, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and reward designated drivers, will continue for a fourth year at UCI, thanks to a $344,000 grant renewal from the California Office of Traffic Safety, via federal funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ulcer bug’s Achilles’ heel revealed in UCI-led study

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 — Research led by a UC Irvine structural biologist has revealed a potential new way to attack common stomach bacteria that cause ulcers and significantly increase the odds of developing stomach cancer. Hartmut “Hudel” Luecke, professor of molecular biology & biochemistry, and colleagues focused on the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which […]

Daniele Piomelli receives honorary doctorate from leading German university

The medical science faculty of Goethe University Frankfurt has conferred an honorary doctorate on Daniele Piomelli, UCI’s Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences.

UCI’s cloned redwoods rooted in research

Grove fell short of great expectations but has proven valuable in Earth system science studies