Month: June 2017

New Swan again takes flight

Sixth season of UCI Shakespeare festival features ‘Tempest’ and ‘Taming of the Shrew’

UCI: Earth is losing its fire power

Industrial farming disrupts burn-regrowth cycle in grasslands, study finds

Immigration does not raise crime, UCI-led study finds, refuting common assumption

Meta-analysis mainly shows no correlation at all – or a tendency to reduce illegal activity

Climate warming shifts lightning-caused forest fires farther north

Extreme lightning storms are the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and Canada, and these storms are likely to move farther north with climate warming, potentially altering landscapes, according to findings in Nature Climate Change by researchers from UCI, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and elsewhere. Analyzing satellite images and data from ground-based networks, […]

Evidence-based outreach

School of Education newcomer takes practical, positive approach to improving academic outcomes of underrepresented K-12 students

2 cognition experts awarded NSF grant to map human decision-making processes via EEG

Joachim Vandekerckhove, associate professor of cognitive sciences, and Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and chair of cognitive sciences, have received a $337,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new methods of statistically modeling the relationship between brain activity and behavior. Using electroencephalogram technology, they’ll measure neurological signals on very short time scales to map the […]

Silent partners in improving O.C. healthcare

Chao family support has built UC Irvine Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Center into a community resource … and so much more

Chao family fights cancer with $5 million gift to UC Irvine Health

Noted leukemia researchers to receive endowed chairs established by donation

Cognitive scientist receives grant to study brain’s social awareness neural pathways

Emily Grossman, associate professor of cognitive sciences, has received a $273,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the neural pathways among the areas of the brain involved in how we act and react in social settings. “The skills used for decoding the actions of others and planning responses appropriate to the context are […]

Where beer and science meet

Brews and Brains group translates complex research for a mass audience