Month: March 2013

UCI chancellor to ink educational partnerships in South Korea

Irvine, Calif., March 27, 2013 – Continuing his effort to expand affiliations with top research universities internationally, UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake will travel to South Korea on April 5-6 to visit with leaders in education, business and government. Among his stops are Ewha Womans University, the largest women’s college in the world; Hankuk University […]

UCI receives $1.25 million from Hellman Fellows Fund

Donation supports junior faculty researchers who show tremendous potential

Homeboy Industries founder to speak at O.C. Gang Intervention Conference

EVENT: Father Gregory Boyle, nationally acclaimed gang interventionist and New York Times best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual Orange County Gang Intervention Conference. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit economic development enterprise in Los Angeles and the nation’s largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and societal re-entry program. He […]

New mechanism for long-term memory formation discovered

UC Irvine neurobiologists have found a novel molecular mechanism that helps trigger the formation of long-term memory. The researchers believe the discovery of this mechanism adds another piece to the puzzle in the ongoing effort to uncover the mysteries of memory and, potentially, certain intellectual disabilities.

UC Irvine’s car-sharing program charges ahead

Irvine, Calif. – A zippy new electric car has arrived at its first American destination, ready for use by commuters to UC Irvine and area businesses. Thirty 2013 Scion iQ electric vehicles are being added to the UC Irvine-administered Zero Emission Vehicle-Network Enabled Transport fleet, via Toyota’s partnership with the campus’s Advanced Power & Energy Program. […]

Georges Van Den Abbeele

Citizen of the world

New humanities dean brings eclectic background to the job

Ryan Schutte

Seeking the source of seizures

Grad student Ryan Schutte’s epilepsy research has earned him a Public Impact Fellowship

Stevie Ibarra, Jacqueline Ho, and Marlon Castillo

Sports’ social media hub

Zot Com coordinates multi-platform efforts to further engage UC Irvine Athletics fan base

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

Irvine, Calif. – Models of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans need to be revised, according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, they found. Global marine temperature fluctuations […]

The day they became doctors

Graduating medical students learn where they’ll serve their residencies