Month: March 2014

Henry Pontell

Portrait of the cybercriminal as a young man

Computers have given juveniles the ability to engage in the same kind of white-collar offenses as adults, says Henry Pontell

UCI study shows major glacial loss in W. Antarctica

Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and raising the global sea level, according to new UC Irvine-led research reported in Geophysical Research Letters.

Frank LaFerla

New dean is bio sci booster

Frank LaFerla, renowned for his Alzheimer’s work, hopes to raise the school’s profile

The envelope please

Medical students learn where their careers as doctors will begin

President Obama to speak at UC Irvine commencement celebration

A student-produced video invitation including a challenge to “play ball” with UC Irvine’s seven-feet-six-inch center Mamadou Ndiaye, and 10,000 postcards signed by Anteaters of all stripes involved the entire campus in the effort to woo the president.


UCI’s student recruitment video hits platinum

Campus story was the only one honored in its category

Titanium clubs can cause golf course fires, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif., March 19, 2014-Titanium alloy golf clubs can cause dangerous wildfires, according to UC Irvine scientists. When a club coated with the lightweight metal is swung and strikes a rock, it creates sparks that can heat to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit for long enough to ignite dry foliage, according to findings published recently in the […]

Amy Wilentz wins 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Haiti memoir

Amy Wilentz, UC Irvine professor of English and literary journalism, has won a National Book Critics Circle Award for her autobiography Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, a gritty memoir based on years of reporting from Haiti.

Jenny Yang and Charlene Tsay

Stamping out STEM stereotypes

UC Irvine has long been committed to gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math

UC Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences renamed in honor of Francisco J. Ayala

UC Irvine has renamed its School of Biological Sciences the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, recognizing Dr. Ayala’s vast body of scientific work, international acclaim, and decades of contributions to the school and the campus.