Month: August 2015

Heat waves

UCI study finds dramatic increase in concurrent droughts, heat waves

Researchers use unique statistical analysis to identify dual climate threat

Amir AghaKouchak

Hydrological hat trick

UCI water and drought expert Amir AghaKouchak gets work published in three major journals within two weeks

Petra Wilder-Smith

Better than biopsies

UCI’s Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith has pioneered the use of laser technology to noninvasively detect and treat oral cancers

Dan Cooper

UCI’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science gets $19 million from NIH

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 — The Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine will receive $19 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to continue speeding the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. The grant is a continuation of the Clinical & Translational […]


Hot, dry and human-caused

UCI and other scientists say Californians must learn to live within the state’s new climate

Photo exhibition at UCI commemorates 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

EVENT: “Blood in the Water: A Katrina Remembrance” is an exhibit of photographs taken shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, in particular New Orleans, in 2005. The photos are by Jon Hughes, photojournalist and professor of English & journalism at the University of Cincinnati, and are curated – with accompanying commentary – by New […]

Amy He

UCI’s top junior

Aldrich Scholarship recipient Amy He makes social sciences – and her single, immigrant mom – proud

2-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared than their peers

Children with better academic and behavioral functioning when they start kindergarten often have better educational and societal opportunities as they grow up. For instance, children entering kindergarten with higher reading and math achievements are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married and live in higher-income neighborhoods as adults. A new study points to the […]

UCI’s Vietnamese American Oral History Project and OC Parks are hosting an eight-month exhibition of photos, artwork and oral histories to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the influx of Vietnamese refugees and immigrants into the US.

UCI-OC Parks exhibition celebrates diversity of Vietnamese American experience

EVENT: UCI’s Vietnamese American Oral History Project and OC Parks present “Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories,” an interactive art and history exhibition that captures the compelling and complex Vietnamese experience before, during and after the Vietnam War. Utilizing photos, documents, oral histories, artifacts and artwork, the eight-month exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the fall […]

A patient receiving electroacupuncture – a form of acupuncture that employs low-intensity electrical stimulation

Hypertensive patients benefit from acupuncture treatments, UCI study finds

Ancient Chinese practice lowers blood pressure, may lessen stroke, heart disease risks