Month: September 2013

UCI Fire Safety Division wins national award for efforts to reduce false alarms

UC Irvine’s Fire Safety Division recently received a Life Safety Achievement Award for its 2012 accomplishments from the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ Fire Research & Education Foundation, in partnership with the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.

UCI students to attempt Guinness world record for largest water blaster battle

EVENT:  UC Irvine will try to set a Guinness world record for the largest water blaster fight. Associated Students of UCI will host the effort, which aims to recruit 7,000 campus and community participants. WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m. registration, with the match starting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Anteater Recreation Center fields, 680 California Ave. […]

Frank LaFerla

Committed to memory

UCI MIND will host the 24th annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference on Sept. 20.

UC Irvine named host university of clean energy expo at Orange County Great Park

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 – UC Irvine has been named the official host university of the inaugural XPO clean energy exposition, which will take place in October alongside the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at the Orange County Great Park. The XPO will include the first-ever California Challenge energy-efficient race car time trials. Student-engineered […]

UC Irvine again in top 50 in US News ‘Best Colleges’

UC Irvine remained in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s top colleges and universities released today,  sharing the No. 49 spot with Northeastern University, Mass., and University of Florida.

Engineering professor Soroosh Sorooshian garners American Geophysical Union’s Horton Medal

The American Geophysical Union has awarded Soroosh Sorooshian, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of civil & environmental engineering, the 2013 Robert E. Horton Medal for his outstanding contributions to hydrology.

UCI researchers fabricate new camouflage coating from squid protein

What can the U.S. military learn from a common squid? A lot about how to hide from enemies, according to researchers at UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

AMC, Instructure and UCI to offer multidisciplinary MOOC based on ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC, Instructure and the UC Irvine today announced the joint production of a massive open online course exploring a broad range of scholarly topics through the lens of a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

Walking Dead MOOC professors

Academics take on zombies

Offered through Instructure, the free, eight-week MOOC will explore subjects related to math, public health, social science and physics