Month: July 2013

Engineering, math professor Rui de Figueiredo dies at 84

Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, as well as mathematics, died July 22 in College Station, Texas, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

UC Irvine Chancellor Drake urges President Obama to close innovation gap

Deeply concerned about major federal budgets cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake today joined more than 150 other university leaders in calling on Washington to close the innovation deficit.

Breath analysis reliably indicates presence, level of infection, UCI study finds

Breath analysis may prove to be an accurate, noninvasive way to quickly determine the severity of bacterial and other infections, according to a UC Irvine study appearing online today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Water flow in eye cells essential to lens health, UCI study finds

By understanding how water flows in and out of eye lens cells, UC Irvine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are providing new insights into the underlying molecular mechanisms that can lead to cataracts.

Speaking their language

Center works to make life better for families dealing with autism

The arithmetic of gun control

Aiming to quell heated national debate about gun control with factual answers, two UC Irvine mathematicians have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United States. Their paper appears Friday in the journal PLOS ONE.

UCI ranked among top 50 colleges for degree value

UC Irvine has made the College Database’s list of 50 public universities with the best lifetime return on investment. The campus is ranked 19th, with alumni reportedly earning an average of $483,300 more over 30 years than those without a degree.

Tiny neutrino that could solve cosmic mystery is observed shifting form

Scientists from Japan, UC Irvine and elsewhere today confirmed they have documented muon neutrinos transforming into electron neutrinos. The breakthrough could help explain “one of the most profound mysteries in science,” according to the group – why the universe is full of matter but not anti-matter. The finding was announced today at the European Physical […]

UCI graduate student housing project earns 5 LEED Platinum certifications

Irvine, Calif., July 18, 2013 – UC Irvine’s Verano Place graduate student housing complex won kudos from the U.S. Green Building Council this month, bringing the campus five new Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum awards. In a detailed review of everything from transportation services and irrigation methods to use of local materials and mitigation […]

Thompson studies point to new targets for Huntington’s disease treatments

UCI MIND’s Leslie Thompson has worked on Huntington’s disease for over two decades, and her group’s research has revealed extensive insights into the biological underpinnings of the disease. During the week of July 15, her laboratory adds to its impressive log of discoveries.