Press Releases

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.

Elusive dark matter

UC Irvine researchers say that the link between dark matter and discovery of excess positrons in space is not concrete, despite a flurry of excitement in the field of astrophysics.

NSF scholarships

UC Irvine hits record increases in National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Alumni Regent.

UCI’s Bruce Hallett ’78 will join University of California Regents July 1 as alumni representative.

Plant growth aided by insect-feeding animals

UCI study shows how birds, bats and lizards play their roles in preserving plant species in face of global climate change