In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.
Physical sciences dean since 2006, the renowned chemist is a ‘committed campus collaborator.’
Psychologist Salvatore R. Maddi remembers when one of his graduate students at the University of Chicago showed him an article in Family Circle that warned, “Stress can kill you, so you need to stay away from it.” That was a popular theory in the 1970s, but Maddi was skeptical. He’d already done studies indicating that stress could […]
There’s one thing Karen Zhou doesn’t do well: sit still. The UC Irvine undergraduate likes to be in constant motion. “I hate not having anything to do. It feels like I’m wasting my time,” she says. “If I didn’t have to sleep, I wouldn’t.” She’s especially happy when she’s in motion on the ice. Even […]
UCI’s new TechPortal smooths the road from invention to successful commercialization of university-based inventions.
A by-the-numbers description of UC Irvine’s homecoming festivities tells all.
Randy Black’s way with words has earned UCI millions in research grants and earned him a Living Our Values Award.
Among doctoral students, it’s known as “Phase II drift,” that window of time after they’ve completed qualifying exams but before they’ve chosen dissertation topics. While some cast about for research ideas and others were lured from academia to business, Roy Fielding ’88, M.S. ’93, Ph.D. ’00 used that time at UC Irvine for a higher […]
Katie and Kenny Callen never imagined they would end up living in their car. But in July, the couple settled into a mobile home parking lot in Costa Mesa after losing their jobs and — unable to pay the $1,400 rent — their apartment. Katie, 22, sought help by dialing 211, a social services information […]
As our expanding population outgrows an aging infrastructure, transportation is becoming an increasingly important topic in Orange County and statewide. It also has significant implications for the U.S. economy, considering that transportation-related goods and services account for about 20 percent of the nation’s gross national product. “The safe and efficient movement of people and goods […]