Month: October 2018

SAGE advice

UCI program helps low-income, high-potential undergraduates achieve their dreams

Jan Hirsch named founding dean of planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Renowned leader from UC San Diego will help drive research, delivery innovations at UCI

UCI scientists discover technique for manipulating magnets at nanoscale

Physicists from the University of California, Irvine have discovered a new way to control magnets at the nanometer scale by electric current. This breakthrough, detailed in a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, may pave the way for the next generation of energy-efficient computers and data centers. “There is growing interest in using magnetic nanoparticles […]

Shaking up the shark’s image

UCI Ph.D. candidate makes headlines with discovery of ‘vegetarian’ species of the feared carnivores

Physician-to-be benefits from philanthropy

Donor-endowed scholarship helps first-gen college student achieve her dream of becoming a doctor

UCI MIND gets grant to identify compounds that reduce brain damage seen in Alzheimer’s

The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Orange County Community Foundation’s S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund. The money will support the testing of 1,200+ FDA-approved compounds to gauge their effectiveness in preventing microglia from destroying brain synapses. Such damage “is seen frequently in patients with Alzheimer’s […]

Toshiki Tajima wins prestigious physics prize

The American Physical Society has awarded Toshiki Tajima, UCI’s Norman Rostoker Chair in Applied Physics, the 2019 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators. APS highlighted his fundamental contributions to the invention and realization of laser wakefield acceleration in plasma physics. Applications include ultrafast radiolysis for research in radiation chemistry, brilliant X-rays […]

UCI awarded a $2.6 million grant to expand and enhance teacher preparation programs

The UCI School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and enhance its teacher preparation programs. “The goal of our Master of Arts in Teaching and undergraduate CalTeach credentials is to help meet the state’s need for effective educators,” says Richard Arum, dean of […]

UCI receives $14.7 million grant to expand its successful literacy outreach project

Secondary school intervention program will spread from California to six other states

A guest lecturer with gravitas

Chancellor Howard Gillman, an expert on free speech, addresses literary journalism class studying it