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Upcoming Anteater Equity Games promote inclusivity – and fun, of course

Engineering professor to get prestigious research award

UCI Distinguished Professor Said Elghobashi will receive the Senior Award at the ninth International Conference on Multiphase Flow, to be held next month in Italy. Presented every three years at the conference, the award recognizes an individual’s significant scientific and technical contributions to the field of multiphase flow research, as well as outstanding leadership in scholarship, development […]

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Eye-popping Earth Week exhibit shows how far campus is from zero-waste goal

Too much ‘noise’ can affect brain development, UCI study finds

Using cutting-edge imaging technology, UCI biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known as “noise”) in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative retinoic acid can lead to disruptions in brain organization during development. Identifying how a cell responds to a signal made by another cell, despite the level of noise present, may improve our understanding […]

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UCI team finds method to reduce accumulation of damaging Huntington’s disease protein

A study appearing April 14 in the journal Neuron suggests there may be a new way to change the damaging course of Huntington disease. University of California, Irvine neurobiologists Leslie Thompson and Joseph Ochaba and their colleagues from UCI and from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have shown that reducing the aberrant accumulation of a particular form of the […]

‘Coolest college startups’ list honors 3 UCI entrepreneurs

Inc. magazine’s annual roundup of the nation’s “16 coolest college startups” includes two companies founded by current and former UCI students. Versafit, an app that matches gym rats, power walkers and other exercise buffs with workout partners, was launched in January by MBA student Julian Clarke and Paul Merage School of Business alumnus Alton Chislom ’15. The magazine also honored CubeForme, a monthly subscription service that surprises customers with […]

UCI astrophysicist Asantha Cooray to head NASA group designing future space telescope

NASA has selected UCI astrophysicist Asantha Cooray as community chair of a study group to design and set requirements for a possible successor to the James Webb Space Telescope. The group, which includes scientists and engineers from about 30 leading international research institutions and space agencies, will work over the next three years toward a […]

Professor named to state panel on toxic waste

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, has been appointed to a nine-member state advisory committee on hazardous waste. Ogunseitan, who studies pollution prevention, will help the Department of Toxic Substances Control evaluate and select three pilot projects to reduce hazardous waste as part of the agency’s Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative.

Four Minority Science Programs students snag awards for their research presentations at AAAS competition

Four University of California, Irvine undergraduates participating in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences Minority Science Programs received awards for their research presentations at the poster competition of the 2016 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in Washington D.C. The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. […]

Nobel laureate and former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to speak at UCI

EVENT:  Steven Chu, Nobel laureate, former U.S. secretary of energy, and professor of physics and molecular & cellular physiology at Stanford University, will deliver the 2016 Reines Lecture, titled “Energy, Climate Change and the Transition to a Sustainable World.” WHEN/WHERE:  7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid E9 on campus map) INFORMATION:  Media planning […]