Month: August 2014

UC Irvine Center for Chemical Innovation wins second, $20 million grant to observe molecules in action

The UC Irvine Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit has received a $20 million renewal award from the National Science Foundation to continue its ground-breaking work in pushing the limits of interrogating chemistry on ultrafast and ultrasmall scales. Ultimately, the goal is capture chemistry in the act on the single-molecule level.

Busy people

A look at labor

UCI researchers offer highlights from their studies about work – how we do it, and what we produce

Existing power plants will spew 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide during use

Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas, according to UC Irvine and Princeton University scientists.

On the right track

Community college students get a taste of university life in 10-day program

UCI technology detects, monitors toxic algae bloom prompting 3-day ban on drinking tap water in Ohio

Technology developed at UCI was used to detect and monitor a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that prompted a recent three-day ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio.

Dr. Virginia Kimonis

Making rare diseases their common cause

Dr. Virginia Kimonis and fellow UCI researchers are dedicated to finding genetic clues, giving new hope to families

Parental incarceration linked to health, behavioral issues in children

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind bars. How this affects their families is the subject of a new UC Irvine study, which found significant health and behavioral problems in children of incarcerated parents. The most striking finding is that in some cases parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child’s well-being than divorce or the death of a parent.

UCDC Collage of students

Capital gains

Students in UCI internship program acquire real-world experience in Washington, D.C.

UCI makes The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll for 2nd year in a row

UC Irvine is being recognized for its commitment to sustainability with a listing in The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll.

David Benioff (right) and D.B. Weiss

Crowning achievement

Once a struggling writer, alumnus David Benioff is now Hollywood royalty as the co-creator of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’