Press Releases

Child development

A recent study authored by UC Irvine education professor and chair Deborah Lowe Vandell found that teens who had attended high-quality child care programs scored higher on academic and cognitive tests than their peers.

Cancer lecture

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of the gynocological cancers. Dr. Leslie Randall will discuss risk reduction, symptoms, treatment and clinical trials.

Lawyers tend to be overconfident about case outcomes, study finds

Lawyers often overestimate their chances of success when predicting the outcomes of civil and criminal cases, reports a new study co-authored by UC Irvine psychologist and law professor Elizabeth Loftus.

UCI to dedicate Sue & Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute

Reflecting the UCI’s deep commitment to shaping the future of healthcare, Sue & Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute is the first major stem cell center in Southern California, a region known for biomedical innovation.

Calit2 to debut its TechPortal

TechPortal will serve as gateway to commercialization for university innovations.

California funds UCI basic research on stem cells

UCI’s Marian Waterman and Aileen Anderson will receive California Institute for Regenerative Medicine grants totaling more than $2.6 million to study the underlying biology of stem cells aimed at treating spinal cord injury, cancer and other disorders.

Cahalan, Duncan, Trumbore elected to National Academy of Sciences

Election to the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist.

Soil microbes produce less atmospheric CO2 than expected with climate warming

As global temperatures increase, microbes in soil become less efficient over time at converting carbon in soil into carbon dioxide, a key contributor to climate warming.

UCI to name Science Library in honor of Francisco J. Ayala

Ayala, evolutionary biologist, will donate his $1.5 million Templeton Prize to support graduate education in biological sciences at UCI.

2010 Medal

UCI’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 will be given to three individuals and one couple this fall.