Month: July 2014

Grad student gets Fulbright to study in Ivory Coast

Carrie Reiling, a UCI graduate student in political science, has been awarded a competitive Fulbright grant to study in the Ivory Coast next year.

Law, Randerson, Rignot are highly cited researchers

UCI physical sciences professors Matt Law, Jim Randerson and Eric Rignot have been named among the world’s most influential researchers by Thomson Reuters. The 2014 Highly Cited Researchers list includes preeminent researchers who have demonstrated exceptional impact in their fields as measured by citations of their work.

Jing Xia wins NSF CAREER Award for young faculty

UCI assistant professor of physics & astronomy Jing Xia has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to young faculty members.

Pair awarded NSF grant to study 'crowdprogramming'

Informatics professor André van der Hoek and postdoctoral scholar Thomas LaToza have received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for their research into what they call “crowdprogramming.”

Squid skin protein could improve biomedical technologies, UCI study shows

The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have discovered that reflectin, a protein in the tentacled creature’s skin, can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices.

UC Irvine Medical Center included among America's 'Best Hospitals' for 14th consecutive year

For the 14th consecutive year, UC Irvine Medical Center has been listed among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked in the top 50 nationally in three specialties: ear, nose & throat (33rd), geriatrics (39th) and nephrology (50th).

Richard Sudek appointed executive director of UCI’s Institute for Innovation

Irvine, Calif., July 15, 2014 — The University of California, Irvine today named Richard Sudek, a respected scholar and higher-education leader who began his career as a technology entrepreneur, as executive director of its Institute for Innovation. Sudek will join the university Sept. 1 and report to Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman. “After […]

Predicting epilepsy

Biomarker indicates which victims of febrile seizures will later develop the brain disorder

Said Shokair

Outside the box

Director of UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program prods students to learn from the world beyond the classroom

Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

For caterpillars, diet is destiny

Study by researchers at UCI and Wesleyan show picky eaters with limited palates hide better from birds