Month: November 2013

UCI team wins a slot in international computer programming contest

Three undergraduate students from the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences have earned a spot in the finals of the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest, which is billed as “the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world.” The UCI Constructors team, consisting of Michael Cappe, Nick Ajalat and […]

Public Health Brigade Volunteers from UC Irvine

Foot soldiers in the war on poverty

Students who volunteer with Global Brigades work in the trenches – sometimes literally – to make the world a better place

McDonnell Douglas seamstress funds UCI graduate fellowships in engineering

Ida Melucci, a seamstress who worked for McDonnell Douglas and then Boeing, has left a bequest of $1.5 million to UC Irvine’s Samueli School of Engineering to create graduate fellowships.

Wendell Brase

Power player

Vice Chancellor Wendell Brase is widely credited with curbing campus’s energy consumption and costs

UCI, Northwestern researchers create compounds that boost antibiotics’ effectiveness

Inhibitor compounds developed by UC Irvine structural biologists and Northwestern University chemists have been shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly bacterial diseases such as MRSA and anthrax.

"Hills at Laguna Beach" by William Lees Judson

Lasting Impressionism

Library exhibit showcases Laguna Beach’s evolution into an art colony famed for plein air painting

Thompson, Nie elected as 2013 AAAS fellows

UC Irvine neurobiologist Leslie Thompson and mathematician Qing Nie have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

UCI engineering school gets grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 – The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine will receive a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for developing a solar stove that enables carbon emissions-free cooking. The Grand Challenges Explorations initiative is intended to foster outside-the-box solutions to persistent global health […]

People with highly superior powers of recall also vulnerable to false memories

People who can accurately remember details of their daily lives going back decades are as susceptible as everyone else to forming fake memories, UC Irvine psychologists and neurobiologists have found.

UCI students sponsor fundraisers for Philippines typhoon recovery

UC Irvine students are stepping up to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Among the efforts:  The American Red Cross Club will sponsor two fundraisers this week. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, they will sell Korean barbecue and on Wednesday, Nov. 20 Korean barbecue tacos. “Normally we dedicate one week of our […]