Month: February 2014

NASA scientist will join UCI faculty to present latest research findings from the International Space Station

Tara Ruttley, associate program scientist for NASA’s International Space Station, will join a panel of UC Irvine faculty Thursday, Feb. 27, for a discussion of the latest ISS research findings and their real-world implications.

Energy, environmental and industry leaders to speak at UCI’s fuel cell symposium

EVENT: The National Fuel Cell Symposium, hosted by UC Irvine, will bring together top energy and environmental policymakers, industry leaders and academics to discuss rapidly emerging fuel cell technology for power plants and cars, including construction of California’s “hydrogen highway.” WHEN/WHERE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences […]

NASA scientist to visit UCI, discuss research findings from the International Space Station

EVENT: Tara M. Ruttley, associate program scientist for NASA’s International Space Station, will tour UC Irvine labs and discuss with science faculty the latest research findings from the ISS and UC Irvine. WHEN/WHERE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Contact Tom Vasich for specific locations. INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Tom Vasich at 949-824-6455 or […]

Bevacizumab prolongs survival in advanced cervical cancer, UC Irvine-led trial finds

Orange, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 — Women with advanced cervical cancer now have a new treatment option that could lengthen their lives. A trial led by UC Irvine gynecologic oncologist Dr. Krishnansu S. Tewari found that combining chemotherapy with bevacizumab, also known as Avastin, extended median survival to 17 months, compared to 13.3 months for those receiving chemotherapy […]

New Antrepreneur Center will help UCI students launch business ventures

EVENT:  UC Irvine’s Division of Undergraduate Education will open the doors of the Antrepreneur Center. The support service for Anteater entrepreneurs is part of an affiliation with UCLA, USC and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. funded by a $3.5 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. WHEN/WHERE:  4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at UC Irvine’s Student […]

UC Irvine Health receives $5 million gift to enhance cancer research

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 — Sue and Ralph Stern have made a $5 million gift to UC Irvine, establishing the Sue and Ralph Stern Center for Cancer Clinical Trials and Research at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is part of UC Irvine Health. The cancer center is Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated […]

Erika Hayasaki

Making peace with mortality

UCI professor’s new book explores life lessons gleaned from unorthodox class on death

International studies program a NerdScholar favorite

NerdScholar, a consumer interest site for students, has ranked international studies at UC Irvine among the top programs in the country.

UCI study finds specific genetic cue for sudden cardiac death syndrome

UC Irvine researchers have found a specific genetic flaw that is connected to sudden death due to heart arrhythmia – a leading cause of mortality for adults around the world.

Anandkumar gets ‘early-career’ Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in machine learning

Anima Anandkumar, assistant professor of electrical engineering & computer science in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, has been awarded a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work at the interface of theory and practice of large-scale machine learning and high-dimensional statistics.