Month: September 2015

First symposium in UCI series to explore US immigration policy

EVENT:  Fifty years after passage of the landmark Immigration & Nationality Act, an array of expert scholars, journalists, historians and lawyers will gather for a two-day conference at UCI to discuss the past, present and future of U.S. immigration policy – examining the shift from 1965’s inclusionary vision to the enforcement patterns of today. “Transforming Migrations: Beyond […]

Press preview: ‘My Virtual Dream’ technology to produce brain-wave art at UCI

EVENT: What kind of art would journalists’ brain waves produce? Put your gray matter to the test in a preview demonstration of “My Virtual Dream,” a multisensory experience to be featured by UCI’s Department of Neurology and School of Medicine at the 50th Anniversary Festival of Discovery. WHEN/WHERE:   4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in UCI’s Aldrich Park (F7 […]

UCI welcomes 82 new faculty members

Large cohort helping to meet campus goal of increasing faculty numbers by 20 percent

Summit hosted by UCI, O.C. United Way alliance will address county’s social issues

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine and Orange County United Way have partnered to form O.C. Working Together, which is hosting a daylong summit to improve and expand collective efforts to help the county’s least fortunate. UCI faculty and graduate students, O.C. United Way leaders, chief executives from O.C. nonprofits, religious leaders and elected officials will […]

Goods manufactured in China not good for the environment, study finds

UCI, other researchers link products made there with higher CO2 emissions

UCI brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk

Proof-of-concept study shows possibilities for mind-controlled technology

UCI students set new Guinness world record

Waves of Anteaters – 2,888, to be exact – clash in epic battle of capture the flag

UCI researchers find biomarker for autism that may aid diagnostics

Study also points to potential new drug discovery advances

UCI team that discovered how to unboil eggs awarded 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry

UCI chemist Greg Weiss and his team received the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry Sept. 17 at the 25th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University. A parody of the Nobel Prizes, these humorous awards honor scientific research that “makes you laugh, then think.” Weiss’ Ig Nobel is in recognition of his group’s breakthrough technique of unboiling an egg with […]

NYT ranks UCI No. 1 in nation for outreach to low-income students

The New York Times has named UCI No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. The 2015 rankings were presented at The New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow conference by David Leonhardt, editor of NYT website The Upshot, which first published the list in 2014. Last year’s rankings were highly influential, […]