Month: October 2013

National Institute on Aging renews funding for UCI’s 90+ Study

UC Irvine’s trailblazing 90+ Study, launched in 2003 to learn more about the “oldest old,” the fastest-growing age group in the U.S., will continue for at least another five years, thanks to a $9.5 million renewal grant from the National Institute on Aging.

UCI Provost Howard Gillman honored for scholarly writing, service

UC Irvine Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman received two awards at a recent meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago.

UC Irvine scientists help identify possible botulism blocker

U.S. and German scientists have decoded a key molecular gateway for the toxin that causes botulism, pointing the way to treatments that can keep the food-borne poison out of the bloodstream.

U.S. scientists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs field discovery

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work in developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. U.S. scientists, including those at UC Irvine, played […]

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Scientists celebrate their roles in physics Nobel

Eight UCI physics & astronomy professors are involved in Higgs boson data analysis

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram

Getting inside the child mind

With a major neurology award and $10 million in funding, Dr. Tallie Z. Baram strives to understand early-life brain development

UCI Medal event honors recipients and helps students

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 — An annual UC Irvine gala celebrating recipients of the UCI Medal raised more than $1 million, which will provide benefits for students through the prestigious Chancellor’s Fund for Scholarships and Fellowships. More than 600 guests turned out Saturday, Oct. 5, for the 2013 UCI Medal Awards. One of Orange […]

Skaperdas’ work on peace earns him the Heinz Chair

Stergios Skaperdas, economics professor, has been appointed to a five-year term as the Clifford S. Heinz Chair. Established in 1988 by the UC Regents, the honor recognizes an outstanding UC Irvine scholar who studies the economics of peace. Skaperdas specializes in political economics research, and he has published groundbreaking work on the  role the absence […]

UCI Chemistry Professor Doug Tobias Named 2013 ACS Fellow

The American Chemical Society has named Professor Doug Tobias and ACS Fellow  — a prestigious honor bestowed upon 96 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and contributions to ACS.  “I was surprised but delighted to receive this honor at this stage of my career,” Tobias said. “I am indebted and very grateful to the […]

UC Irvine Health, MemorialCare form affiliation

UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System have announced they are entering into an affiliation agreement to expand access to high-quality, cost-effective health care throughout Orange County and create new models of care that improve the health and well-being of their communities. UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System will begin this collaboration with a […]