Year: 2013

UC Irvine receives California’s highest environmental honor – again

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 – UC Irvine’s Smart Labs program has earned California’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award. Announced Tuesday in Sacramento, the award acknowledges individuals, organizations and businesses that demonstrate exceptional leadership and make notable, voluntary contributions toward conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building […]

Grant supports creation of patient-derived stem cell lines for Alzheimer’s research

Researchers at UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders have received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging to develop and study patient-derived stem cell lines.

Prolonged viewing of Boston Marathon bombings media coverage tied to acute stress

Stepping away from the television, computer screen or smartphone in the aftermath of terrorist attacks or mass shootings may be beneficial to your mental health. That’s the takeaway from a new study by UC Irvine researchers showing that six or more daily hours of exposure to media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in the week afterward was linked to more acute stress than having been at or near the marathon. Acute stress symptoms increased with each additional hour of bombing-related media exposure via television, social media, videos, print or radio.

Kenton Rainey

Cultural climate change

BART police chief discusses challenges of taking over agency in wake of infamous Oscar Grant killing

How our vision dims: Chemists crack the code of cataract creation

Groundbreaking new findings by UC Irvine and German chemists about how cataracts form could be used to help prevent the world’s leading cause of blindness, which currently affects nearly 20 million people worldwide.

Scientists get $2.8 million to study flood resilience

Social ecology and engineering researchers get $2.8 million NSF grant to translate science into action on climate change-related challenges, including rising sea levels and urban flooding.

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

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 – Ida Melucci, a seamstress who worked for McDonnell Douglas and then Boeing, has left a bequest of $1.5 million to UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering to create graduate fellowships. “We are honored that Ida Melucci entrusted us with her gift to continue to support and enhance the education […]

Wendell Brase

Power player

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