Month: March 2015

Howard Gillman acknowledges the audience during his investment ceremony

Gillman invested as UCI’s sixth chancellor

He cites innovation, expansion and partnerships as key to further enhancing campus’s excellence, impact and global preeminence

Leslie Thompson

UCI team gets $5 million to create stem cell treatment for Huntington’s disease

CIRM funding will support effort to advance therapy into clinical trials

UCI introduces ocean research and education initiative

Multidisciplinary effort aims to engage public in local marine and coastal issues

6 Minority Science Program students snag awards for their research presentations at AAAS competition

Six undergraduate students participating in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences’ Minority Science Program won awards last month for their research presentations at the poster competition of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences’ annual meeting. The AAAS poster competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from domestic and international institutions. […]

Vicki Ruiz

A pioneer in her field

Vicki Ruiz to be honored for her contributions to Latino and Chicano history during National Women’s History Month

Joyce Keyak

Keyak inducted into biomedical engineering elite

Joyce Keyak, professor in residence of radiological sciences at UCI’s School of Medicine, had been inducted into the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering‘s College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in the area of imaging and skeletal biomechanics. The College of Fellows comprises the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the […]

Study reveals neural science behind great leaders

Great leaders are often great communicators. However, little is known about the neural basis of leader-follower communication. Chuansheng Chen (pictured), UCI Chancellor’s Professor of psychology & social behavior and education, is co-author of a new study exploring interpersonal neural synchronization between leaders and followers during social interactions. Chen and his colleagues found that INS was […]

Squid-inspired ‘invisibility stickers’ could help disguise soldiers, UCI’s Gorodetsky says at ACS

Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly into the background so that unsuspecting prey can’t detect them. Using a protein key to this process, UCI researchers have designed “invisibility stickers” that could one day help soldiers disguise themselves, even when sought by enemies with tough-to-fool infrared cameras. Assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials […]

Jack W. Peltason, renowned leader in higher education, dies at age 91

Founding faculty member and second chancellor at UCI never lost his interest in learning

UCI Men's Basketball Team

Heartbroken, but proud

UCI loses close-fought game to Louisville Cardinals 57-55