Month: March 2012

"Parklet" in San Francisco

Retrofitting for fitness

UCI’s master in urban & regional planning program celebrates 20th anniversary.

Al Valdez's various under cover disguises

Brilliant disguise

Al Valdez was looking for sprinkler parts at a discount store when he sensed somebody was watching him. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw a security guard peeking at him from the next aisle. Valdez had run to the store after working in his yard and was wearing grubby gardening clothes. “I […]

Julius Margolis, UCI professor emeritus of economics, dies at 91

His prominence helped attract top-flight economists faculty to a relatively young School of Social Sciences in 1976.

Jordan’s Queen Noor to speak at UCI on diversity, cooperation

The widow of King Al Hussein is interested in education, conservation, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding, as well as their application to human security.

UC Irvine News Brief: Last of outsourced custodians to be hired by campus

Event scheduled for March 26 marks the conclusion of a process agreed to last October by university and union officials.

Circadian rhythms have profound influence on metabolic output, UCI study reveals

By analyzing the hundreds of metabolic products present in the liver, researchers with the UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism have discovered that circadian rhythms – our own body clock – greatly control the production of such key building blocks as amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids.

Anne Marie Conley

Motivating learners

Stickers, gold stars and cash for good grades are counterproductive, says educational psychologist.

Putting the ‘extra’ in ‘extracurricular’

Want to maximize your UCI experience? Here’s a list of things to do during your undergraduate years, according to older (and presumably wiser) upperclassmen. They came up with the roster in honor of the university’s 50th anniversary in 2015 — when current freshmen will graduate.

Pacific Breast Care, Dr. Alice Police strengthen women’s health services with UC Irvine affiliation

Orange County’s preeminent breast health center joins forces with UC Irvine, which will provide access to comprehensive cancer center and clinical trials.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI's Feng wins Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics

It will enable the professor to take a sabbatical from teaching and service to focus on research in the 2012-13 academic year.