Day: February 2, 2015

Making moguls out of middle schoolers

Siblings Gina and Jenae Heitkamp, winners of the 2014 Business Plan Competition at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, are breaking glass ceilings: first all-female team to win, first sister team to make the finals and first toy idea to take the 11-year-old contest. Their company, iBesties, is a line of books, dolls and […]

Outlaw homage

Revival of iconic “Billy the Kid” ballet honors its original choreographer, Eugene Loring, founding chair of UCI’s dance department

Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 – For a better understanding of how forest fires behave and interact with climate, scientists are turning to the trees. A new study out of UC Irvine shows that differences in individual tree species between Eurasia and North America alter the continental patterns of fire – and that blazes burning […]