Month: May 2015

Paying tribute

UCI honors veterans with flag display, student scholarships and appreciation dinner

ICS dean will help lead national effort to improve criminal evidence analysis, cut wrongful convictions

Hal Stern, dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and professor of statistics, will help lead a new national Forensic Science Center of Excellence.

A dried-up pond at the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve near UC Irvine

Blueprint for a thirsty world from Down Under

The Millennium Drought in southeastern Australia forced Greater Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people, to successfully implement innovations that hold critical lessons for water-stressed regions around the world, according to findings by UC Irvine and Australian researchers.

11 physical sciences students earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Nine students from the Department of Chemistry and two from the Department of Earth System Science have earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. An equal number received honorable mentions.

NIH funding will support graduate students in ‘gateway’ year of systems biology Ph.D. program

The National Institutes of Health has awarded UCI $1.2 million to fund graduate students in the mathematical & computational biology “gateway” year into the Ph.D. program.

Ian Daelucian ’12

A moveable feast for the homeless

Alumnus Ian Daelucian launches The Heart of Delight to nurture those in need

Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives prestigious $75,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Jennifer Prescher, assistant professor of chemistry at UCI, is one of 13 researchers to win a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which supports young faculty who’ve demonstrated outstanding commitment to research and education in the chemical sciences.

A Forest Path

Awe promotes altruistic behavior, UCI-led study finds

Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior, according to new research led by UC Irvine psychologist Paul Piff.

Hundreds of people attended this month’s grand opening of The Paul Merage School of Business’ new building

Return on investment

Business school celebrates grand opening of 78,000-square-foot building

UCI graduate student Kourosh Alizadeh

Budding philosophers

UCI program demystifies the ancient system of thought for local grade-schoolers