Press Releases

Africa Initiative

A new UC Irvine group headed by neuroscientist Hans Keirstead is sending vitamins and wheelchairs to disadvantaged people in Africa. The UCI Africa Initiative aims to raise awareness about how small gestures can have a huge affect on Africans’ lives.

Bachelor’s program in nursing science is accredited

The Program in Nursing Science at UC Irvine has received accreditation for its bachelor of science program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Its first graduates will get their degrees this month.

2009 Medal

Four people have been selected to receive UC Irvine’s most prestigious honor, the Medal, which annually confers lifelong recognition on those who have made exceptional contributions to the university’s mission of teaching, research and public service.

UC Irvine recognized for emergency services leadership

Dr. Steven Cramer’s vision for stroke receiving center program lauded.

Environmental law clinic

New clinic will give law students an opportunity to do hands-on environmental legal and policy work.

Vaccine slows progression of skeletal muscle disorder

A potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease also has been shown in mice to slow the weakening of muscles associated with inclusion body myositis, a disorder that affects the elderly.

UCI awarded additional $45 million for regional infectious disease research center

UC Irvine has received its largest-ever renewal grant for $45 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue research dedicated to countering threats from bioterrorism agents and emerging infections.

$21 million gift names UC Irvine Douglas Hospital

In recognition of the largest single cash gift in campus history, from the estate of M.A. Douglas, the university’s new seven-story hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange will be renamed UC Irvine Douglas Hospital.

Vitamin B3 reduces Alzheimer's symptoms, lesions

An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are…

Dried mushrooms slow climate warming in northern forests

The fight against climate warming has an unexpected ally in mushrooms growing in dry spruce forests covering Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia…