Month: October 2012

Tibetan Buddhist monks to create sand mandala on campus

A series of events will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 9, through Thursday, Oct. 11, as part of “Liberation Through Sight: Gaden Tsawa World Peace Tour.”

School of Biological Sciences garners $1.6 million in GAANN awards

Three departments – developmental & cell biology, neurobiology & behavior and ecology & evolutionary biology – receive funding for 12 three-year graduate fellowships.

The write stuff

Jonathan Alexander and his staff at UC Irvine’s Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication explore new ways to teach and master the craft of writing far beyond the basics of high school composition.

A passion for politics

Sophomore Sanaa Khan spent much of Welcome Week signing up new voters. Her enthusiasm is evident both in and out of class.

Stanley Grant to head $4.8 milllion international water project

UCI civil & environmental engineer and his group will lead U.S.-Australian effort to find low-energy ways of turning wastewater into drinking water.

Jane Goodall talks chimps, charity, choices

Renowned primatologist and environmental activist is sixth guest in Living Peace Series.

New research model to aid search for degenerative disease cures

Efforts to treat disorders like Lou Gehrig’s disease, Paget’s disease, inclusion body myopathy and dementia will receive a considerable boost from a new research model created by UC Irvine scientists.

Celebrating the progress, potential of stem cell research

From Oct. 1 to 3, the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center joins an international awareness effort, hosting events for local students, the campus community and UCI supporters.

Money exhibit at UCI Libraries

Oct. 5 opening event features talk by Catherine Eagleton, modern money curator at London’s British Museum.