Faculty

Steven Topik

Coffee: the drink that changed the world

With 400 million cups brewed each day, the United States has staked its claim as the top coffee-consuming nation.

‘Eaters’ eyes on the Capitol

UC Irvine community shares thoughts about the inauguration of Barack Obama.

UC Irvine students march in solidarity with Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream

Keeping King’s dream alive

Roundup of events for Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and following week

Dr. Steven Potkin

Brain imaging facilitates mental illness treatments

As a brain imaging researcher who studies schizophrenia, Dr. Steven Potkin saw a large problem limiting growth in his field and the potential for new clinical treatments.

Scientists use environmentally controlled clean rooms to manufacture a variety of products

Small-scale lab yields large possibilities

UC Irvine opens its second clean room suitable for producing microdevices with organic material.

Andrew Penner

Study shows ethnicity isn’t black and white

Losing your job or doing jail time can affect how people perceive your racial background, according to a recent study co-authored by Andrew Penner, UC Irvine sociology assistant professor.

Frank LaFerla

Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia gets new chief

Neurobiologist Frank LaFerla is taking the reins of the UC Irvine Institute for Brain Aging & Dementia, hoping to boost clinical offerings and move forward with a new building dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research.

Dr. Michael Alkire

The search for consciousness

As an anesthesiologist, UC Irvine’s Dr. Michael Alkire wants to tackle what many neuroscientists see as the Holy Grail of their field – the biological basis of consciousness.

Frank B. Wilderson III

Envisioning change

In the 1990s, Frank B. Wilderson III lived the dying days of apartheid in South Africa, working as a university teacher, propagandist, and as one of two Americans elected to Nelson Mandela’s governing party, the African National Congress. In his recently released memoir,¬†Incognegro, Wilderson, African American studies and drama professor, criticizes Mandela’s presidency for failing […]

Dr. Emily Dow

Doctor for the destitute

Ask Dr. Emily Dow why she decided to practice medicine, and the answer might surprise you. Twenty years ago, she was teaching English as a Second Language to adults in Los Angeles when a middle-aged Latina student was stricken with chest pains during class. Dow wanted to call an ambulance to take her to a […]