Month: January 2014

Lawrence Patihis

A psychological split

Therapists, scientists differ notably in acceptance of repressed memories

Garden Grove students tour Southeast Asian Archive

On Thursday, Jan. 9, the inaugural Vietnamese American history class at Garden Grove High School toured UC Irvine’s Southeast Asian Archive and learned about the Vietnamese American Oral History Project.

Caffeine consumption enhances memory, UCI neurobiologist finds

Michael Yassa, assistant professor of neurobiology & behavior, and his team of scientists found that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans.  Their research, published Jan. 12 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that caffeine enhances certain memories for up to 24 hours after it is consumed.

Play AnteaterTag@UCI and leave your mark on campus history

The UC Irvine Libraries invite the campus community, alumni and the public to play AnteaterTag@UCI, a game in which contestants view and describe digital photographs from the Libraries’ Online Archive of UCI History. Participants will enrich what’s known about these historical images from the University Archives and contribute to UC Irvine’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2015.

Gov. Brown appoints UCI’s Jay Famiglietti to state water board

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine professor of Earth system science and civil & environmental engineering, to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. “I am honored by the appointment” said Famiglietti, who heads the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. “I am looking forward to working with the board and with […]

Dressing the part

Graduate students in UCI’s costume design program draw their own patterns for success

Master mentor

Professor Emeritus Dick Taylor and the 30 Ph.D. students he has supervised have transformed the field of ICS

Chinese herbal compound relieves inflammatory and neuropathic pain

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 — A compound derived from a traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been found effective at alleviating pain, pointing the way to a new nonaddictive analgesic for acute inflammatory and nerve pain, according to UC Irvine pharmacology researchers. Working with Chinese scientists, Olivier Civelli and his UC Irvine colleagues isolated a compound […]