Month: May 2014

UCI Chancellor Michael Drake receives UC Presidential Medal

Departing leader is lauded for upholding the highest ideals of a university education

UCI doctor elected head of Pacific Lipid Association

Dr. Paul Rosenblit, UC Irvine clinical professor of medicine, was elected president of the Pacific Lipid Association at the annual scientific sessions of the National Lipid Association, held May 1–4 in Orlando, Fla.

Zhumin Han, Chen Xu, and Chi-lun Chiang

Molecule unmasked

UCI research team pioneers imaging technique that clearly reveals structure, individual chemical bonds

2 School of Physical Sciences researchers receive early-career funding from Department of Energy

Michael Pritchard, UCI assistant professor of Earth system science, and Jenny Yang, UCI assistant professor of chemistry, are among 35 individuals selected from 750 applicants to receive funding under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program.

Sasha Strauss at TEDxUCI

Community conference

TEDxUCIrvine, set for May 31, will explore ‘The Adventure of Discovery’

Elizabeth Cauffman

Adjusting juvenile justice

New director of UCI’s Center for Psychology & Law wants social, legal policies to reflect limitations of adolescent brain development

Greenland will be far greater contributor to sea rise than expected

Greenland’s icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought, according to new research by UC Irvine and NASA glaciologists. The work, published today in Nature Geoscience, shows previously uncharted deep valleys stretching for dozens of miles under the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Dr. Richard Van Etten

Leading the way for cancer cures

New Chao center director Rick Van Etten focuses on boosting patient treatments, access

UCI-created stem cell therapy shows promise for MS in mouse model

Mice crippled by an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis regained the ability to walk and run after a team of researchers led by scientists at UC Irvine, the Scripps Research Institute and University of Utah implanted human stem cells into their injured spinal cords. The mice started walking a couple of weeks after implantation, […]

Prominent materials science physicist to join UCI faculty

Xiaoqing Pan, an internationally recognized researcher in the physics of materials, will join the UC Irvine faculty and lead a $20 million initiative to establish a world-class electron microscopy and materials science research facility.