Month: February 2012

TEDxUCIrvine set for March 3

Local version of TED conference focuses on science and art in an evolving society.

UC Irvine creates annual lectureship in honor of Dr. Marianne Cinat

Cinat honored for her skill and compassion as a trauma and critical care surgeon. She was director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center in Orange, Calif.

Rameen and Shauhin Talesh

‘Eater bros

They call it the “Book of Records” — a well-worn folder filled with old papers that Rameen and Shauhin Talesh have had since childhood. Every time the brothers played basketball, football, foosball, backgammon, Scrabble or any other game, they would duly note the winner. “We’d write down all of our matches,” Rameen says. “I had […]

Something in the air

UCI-led team makes key discovery about smog in their innovative lab.

Raymond Novaco

When uncontrolled anger becomes a soldier’s enemy

Professor’s anger assessment tool predicts severity of PTSD in combat veterans.

Cheng-Wei “Aaron” Chen

Mending a broken heart

UC Irvine doctoral candidate Cheng-Wei “Aaron” Chen’s research using human embryonic stem cells to create a heart patch has earned him a $10,000 2011-12 Public Impact Fellowship.

Geoffrey Bowker

Lab makes digital design more PC

New informatics professor promotes responsible, culturally appropriate digital design.

UC Irvine News Brief: Olivier Civelli named chair of pharmacology

Recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers in identifying and cloning dopamine receptors, he plans to support efforts to apply systems biology methods to the discovery of new therapeutic approaches and help develop a professional master’s program.

Piomelli receives distinguished investigator award

NARSAD, the leading charity for research on mental health disorders, has honored Daniele Piomelli with its prestigious Distinguished Investigator Award.…

UC Irvine News Brief: Physicist Jason Alicea wins Sloan Research Fellowship

The prestigious $50,000 award will help fund the assistant professor’s study of theoretical condensed-matter physics over a two-year period.