Month: July 2013

Campus extends a hand to help students SOAR

Increased annual budget and two-year program extension will allow the Student Outreach and Retention Center to increase services.

UCI’s taekwondo team members win national titles

UC Irvine’s taekwondo team, part of the campus’s club sports program, is racking up national tournament titles this summer.

Probiotic bacterium lessens severity of salmonella infections by hoarding iron

Irvine, Calif., July 17, 2013 — UC Irvine microbiologists have learned how a probiotic bacterium used to treat irritable bowel syndrome can soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology & molecular genetics, and colleagues at […]

UC Irvine Medical Center among ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ for 13th consecutive year

Orange, Calif., July 16, 2013 — For the 13th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center has been listed among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the top 50 nationally in three specialties: 30th for geriatrics, 47th for kidney disorders and 48th for urology. “UC Irvine Health is committed […]

The show will go on

Loss of beloved actor lends poignancy to this summer’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Howard Gillman

A man of letters – and arts and sciences

Former dean of USC’s Dornsife College, Howard Gillman brings eclectic tastes and talents to his new role as UCI provost and executive vice chancellor

‘Taste sensor’ genes in female butterflies vital to species’ survival, UCI study finds

Giving the phrase “Mother knows best” a whole new meaning, UC Irvine biologists have identified unique genes in female butterflies that enable them to select the best host plant for their larvae – and avoid deadly ones.

In memoriam: Dudley Knight, professor emeritus of drama

Dudley Knight, professor emeritus of drama in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, died Thursday, June 27, of a heart attack. He would have been 74 on July 1.

Hands Typing

Bridging the gap

Adaptive learning program developed at UCI supplements and reinforces math and science skills

UC Irvine receives $3 million to create endowed chairs in cognitive sciences

The as-yet-unnamed chair holders will be recognized experts in the application of mathematics to the cognitive sciences. The endowed chairs honor the late R. Duncan Luce, a UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of cognitive sciences with whom Jean-Claude Falmagne served on the faculty for more than 20 years.