Month: February 2015

Newkirk Alumni Center attains top award for sustainable building

The Newkirk Alumni Center is the latest UC Irvine building to attain the top designation awarded by the US Green Building Council for sustainable building practices. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status is earned by building projects that excel in the implementation of earth-friendly design, building materials, energy usage and building […]

2015 Sloan Research Fellowships go to two UCI chemistry faculty members

Aaron Esser-Kahn and Jennifer Prescher, assistant professors of chemistry at UC Irvine, were among 126 researchers from the U.S. and Canada to receive $50,000 awards recently from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Given annually since 1955, the Sloan Research Fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the […]

World’s challenges demand science itself change – and fast, UCI’s Steve Davis, others say in article

UCI Earth system scientist Steve Davis is among a group of leading scientists who make a case in the journal Science this week that growing global challenges have rendered obsolete sharply segregated research and expertise. The world has little use, and precious little time, for one-subject experts, they argue. Traditional, single-discipline approaches to such crises as air pollution, […]

Director-general of Mexico’s space agency to promote research collaboration at UCI

EVENT: Francisco Javier Mendieta, director-general of the Mexican Space Agency, will speak on “Challenges & Opportunities of a Newly Created Space Agency: Advancing Technology for the Good of Humanity.” WHEN/WHERE: 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Calit2 auditorium (grid H8, bldg. 325 on campus map: INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Cathy […]

Black Urban Music Conference brings musicians, activists, scholars to UCI

EVENT: UC Irvine’s 2015 Black Urban Music Conference will feature a keynote address by African American writer, musician and producer Greg Tate; musical performances by Burnt Sugar, Ugochi, Ras G and others; and a screening of the documentary “The Long Road to the Hall of Fame.” After the film, there will be a panel discussion […]

Making the most of life

Feeling blue? Anxious? Fatigued? Dr. Roger Walsh offers ‘Eight Ways to Wellbeing’

Article proposes ‘superheroes of public health’

Brandon Brown, assistant professor of public health, found a novel way to honor the heroes in his field in the current issue of the Journal of Public Health. His article, “Childhood Idols, Shifting from Superheroes to Public Health Heroes,” promotes the use of superheroes in campaigns to teach young children about the vast world of public health – […]

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Human neural stem cells restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy

UCI study reveals how they alleviate ‘chemobrain’ after cancer treatments

Moon launch

With Lunar New Year on the horizon, a UCI expert explains the origins and customs of the Asian holiday

Overseeing your online afterlife

Jed Brubaker’s graduate research guides Facebook’s new policy on postmortem account stewardship