Month: June 2014

Air pollution pioneer James Pitts has died

Irvine, Calif., June 19, 2014 – James Pitts, a University of California researcher who helped uncover the dangers of air pollution blanketing Greater Los Angeles and who worked tirelessly to clear the air worldwide, has died. Pitts, 93, died of natural causes in his sleep today at his Irvine home, said his wife and fellow […]

UCI computer scientist presents SmartAmerica project at White House

UC Irvine computer science professor Nalini Venkatasubramanian represented the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington, D.C., this month.

President Obama celebrates class of 2014

He punctuates speech on climate change with hearty “Zot! Zot! Zot!”

Caterpillars that eat multiple plant species are more susceptible to hungry birds

UC Irvine and Wesleyan University biologists have learned that caterpillars that feed on one or two plant species are better able to hide from predatory birds than caterpillars that consume a wide variety of plants.

50th Anniversary of UCI

POTUS then & now

“All our hopes for peace depend on the kind of society we can build in the United States. And that in turn rests on our system of education. … Help us demonstrate to the world that people of compassion and commitment can free their fellow citizens from the bonds of injustice, the prisons of poverty […]

A blue & golden anniversary

As UC Irvine turns 50, the campus community celebrates a ‘bright past’ while anticipating a ‘brilliant future’

‘A great day to be an Anteater’

President Barack Obama connects the ‘Zots!’ at a historic all-graduate commencement

From obscurity to world stage

Founding faculty member Robert Cohen has had a dramatic role in shaping UCI arts

UCI student is finalist in global Broadcom competition

UC Irvine graduate student Hua Sun presented innovative engineering research June 4 at the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. He was awarded $1,000 for his work on how to provide efficient, reliable wireless networks in the future.

Two UCI seniors win Fulbright grants to study abroad

Two graduating seniors at UC Irvine have been awarded highly coveted Fulbright grants to study abroad. Eliza Collison, who’s majoring in international studies, and Kenneth Lai, who’s majoring in both English and classics, are headed to Nicaragua and Finland, respectively.