Month: May 2016

Making sense of microbiomes

UCI biochemist studies the effect of unique virus, bacteria and fungi on kids’ health

Workshops to mark Clinical Translational Research Day

“Think tank” workshops focusing on young adult autism care and the intersection of justice and science will highlight this year’s Clinical Translational Research Day on Friday, June 3, at the UCI Student Center. Hosted by the Institute for Clinical & Translational Science, the free public event will also feature keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Insell, director […]

Robots to the rescue

UCI competition challenges students to design machines that can search for disaster victims

Suspect arrested in armed robberies in Irvine and Fullerton

Irvine, Calif., May 24, 2016  – A 25-year-old Irvine man was arrested today on suspicion of committing several armed robberies in Irvine and Fullerton, police said. The suspect was identified as Joshua Benbrook. The arrest followed two Monday holdups in Irvine, police said. In the first incident, which occurred around 6:20 p.m., police said a […]

The iPhone’s ancestor

UCI writer takes a nostalgic look at how the Sony Walkman changed the world – and uncovers lessons about fear of technology

Two UCI professors win prestigious Berlin Prize

Two UCI professors are among the 23 scholars, writers and artists chosen as recipients of the 2016-17 Berlin Prize, a residential fellowship for independent study in the city. Selected by an independent committee of the American Academy in Berlin were Daniel J. Martinez,  Claire Trevor Professor of Art, and Jane O. Newman, professor of comparative […]

UCI gets grant to study effectiveness of youth programs offered by US libraries

Project aims to improve quality, quantity of connected learning opportunities

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute gets $2 million to establish cornea and retina centers

New units will oversee keratoconus and macular degeneration outreach programs

Better batteries through chemistry

UCI breakthrough may extend the life of computers, smartphones and appliances

UCI’s Katrine Whiteson attends White House event on microbiome research

UCI biologist Katrine Whiteson joined other U.S. scientists Friday, May 13, at an event hosted by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy to announce a new National Microbiome Initiative that will foster integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the […]