Month: September 2016

You don’t know joe

Tracing coffee’s evolution from little-used African bean to ubiquitous beverage

UCI to participate in major federal effort to improve childhood health

Research to focus on effects of maternal experiences, environmental factors

Today’s parents spend more time with their kids than moms and dads did 50 years ago

Trend is most pronounced among the better-educated, UCI study finds

New faculty faces

Hiring of 100 educators goes long way toward satisfying strategic plan goal of 250

Lander, Calof honored for rare disease breakthroughs

University of California, Irvine professors Anne Calof and Arthur Lander were honored as the 2016 Champions of Hope in science by Global Genes, a rare disease patient advocacy charity, at its fifth annual Tribute to Champions of Hope gala on Sept. 24. Calof and Lander are among the world’s leading researchers on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, […]

Let the gaming begin!

UCI’s groundbreaking eSports arena opens with much fanfare

Democracy in action

UCI’s Louis DeSipio and David Meyer put presidential politics into perspective

Chancellor’s Fellow Jennifer Lee pens article on immigrant experience for Los Angeles magazine

Jennifer Lee,Chancellor’s Fellow and professor of sociology, joins two Pulitzer Prize winners in describing the immigrant experience for Los Angeles magazine’s October issue. In an article titled “What Defines a Successful Immigrant,” Lee compares how the starting points of various first-generation Asians and Latinos contribute to their ultimate success. Many of her first-generation students, she notes, are embarrassed to […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o wins S. Korean literary prize

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature, has been named the winner of the sixth Pak Kyong-ni Prize. South Korea’s first international literary award, it was established in 2011 to honor the achievements of the late South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008) and, with a cash prize of more than $90,000, is one of […]

Soil will absorb less atmospheric carbon than expected this century, UCI-led study finds

Improved Earth system models paint bleak climate change picture