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.
UC Irvine physics professor and award-winning science fiction author Gregory Benford will write the introductory essays for "The Wonderful Future That Never Was," a collection of predictions made in the pages of "Popular Mechanics" that reflects societies hopes and fears.
With his bow ties and seersucker suits, Roger McWilliams might appear to be old-fashioned, but the UCI physicist invents futuristic laser tools that have advanced everything from telecommunications to healthcare.