Month: January 2019

Leslie Thompson gets $6 million CIRM grant to advance Huntington’s disease treatments

Leslie Thompson of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and UCI MIND has been awarded $6 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to continue her CIRM-supported efforts to create stem cell treatments for Huntington’s disease. The funding will allow the Thompson lab to conduct the late-stage testing needed to apply […]

UCI and JPL researchers discover huge and growing hole beneath West Antarctic glacier

A study by scientists from UCI and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has revealed a gigantic cavity on the underside of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. The hole is reportedly two-thirds the area of Manhattan, about 1,000 feet tall and expanding. The findings were published today in Science Advances. The researchers expected to find gaps between […]

Anneeth Kaur Hundle appointed to UCI endowed chair in Sikh studies

Faculty position established with $1.5 million gift from Drs. Harvinder and Asha Sahota

$2 million from Pacific Life will support UCI’s LIFEvest financial literacy program for teens

The Paul Merage School of Business Center for Investment & Wealth Management’s residential financial literacy program for teens, LIFEvest, has received a $2 million gift from the Pacific Life Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Newport Beach-based insurance company. During the weeklong LIFEvest summer program, local eighth- and ninth-graders from underserved communities have the opportunity […]

UCI is No. 1 UC choice for California’s college-bound high school graduates

Campus also received most first-generation, underrepresented student applications

Professor emerita of history is awarded top honor in field of American foreign relations

Emily Rosenberg, professor emerita of history and former chair of that department, has been given the highest honor in the field of U.S. foreign relations – the Norman and Laura Graebner Award – by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. The Graebner Award recognizes the lifetime achievement of a senior historian of U.S. foreign […]

Ezra Klein, Vox co-founder and editor-at-large, to deliver Peltason Lecture at UCI

EVENT:  Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and one of the founders of Vox, the award-winning news and opinion website, will speak on identity politics at UCI’s 16th Peltason Lecture. WHEN/WHERE:   4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Pacific Ballroom D in the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map:, followed by a reception. INFORMATION:  The […]

UCI scientists develop method for observing nanocrystal formation at atomic resolution

Scientists at UCI’s Irvine Materials Research Institute have made a breakthrough in directly imaging a platinum precursor compound and its dynamic transformation into nanocrystals. The observation was made in real space and time in IMRI’s state-of-the-art transmission electron microscope facility. The research team’s results were published today in Science Advances. Knowing the dynamics and kinetics of materials […]

UCI-led study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism

Digital media platforms enable marginalized groups to offer alternative representations

Study finds that drug activity boosts crime in neighborhoods regardless of stability, wealth

The influence of drug activity on crime rates is independent of a neighborhood’s stability and socioeconomic status, according to a recent UCI study. “Communities with narcotics trafficking bring in serious, high-rate offenders, whose activities spill over into surrounding neighborhoods,” said lead author Christopher Contreras, a doctoral student in criminology, law & society. “Residential stability and […]