Month: September 2014

New QS survey ranks UCI eighth internationally and first in US among universities less than 50 years old

UC Irvine ranks eighth in the world and No. 1 in the nation among international universities under 50 years old, according to a new survey by Quacquarelli Symonds.

Recent graduate honors heritage by donating Living Our Values Award funds to Southeast Asian Archive

Andy Nguyen Le ’14 donates Living Our Values Award funds to UCI Libraries’ Southeast Asian Archive.

UCI-Stanford study finds complex link between income inequality, race

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 – A new study by UC Irvine and Stanford University sociologists shows that issues of income inequality and race are not as black and white as most people in the U.S. think. “Americans have long [considered] whites as the most privileged, highest income earners and blacks as the least,” said […]

Ara Apkarian

UCI scientists capture first-ever movie of ‘breathing’ molecule

Chemists are astounded to see it fluctuate from one quantum state to another

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 – UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achievement, led by Ara Apkarian, professor of chemistry, and Eric Potma, associate professor of chemistry, opens a window into […]

Douglas Thorpe

The king of drones

Douglas Thorpe ’82 has spent decades developing unmanned aerial vehicles for all kinds of uses

Brain inflammation dramatically disrupts memory retrieval networks, UCI study finds

Brain inflammation can rapidly disrupt our ability to retrieve complex memories of similar but distinct experiences, according to UC Irvine neuroscientists Jennifer Czerniawski and John Guzowski.

Catherine M. Brock named executive director of The Center for Autism

Catherine M. Brock, a highly regarded clinical and administrative leader in the field of autism spectrum disorders, will become executive director of The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders as of Sept. 15.

UCI rises three places to rank 11th among public colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges survey

UC Irvine has advanced in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges survey, ranking 42nd of 1,600 universities evaluated nationwide. The seven-point jump is UCI’s largest in a decade. Among public institutions, the campus rose to 11th from 14th.

Warmer temps may affect how soil stores carbon

A research team that included Steven Allison, associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, has found that warmer temperatures shorten the lifespan of soil microbes, and this may affect how soil stores carbon.