Press Releases

Best hospitals

University of California, Irvine listed among “Best Hospitals” for ninth year in a row.

Alzheimer's drug

A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer’s symptoms. This discovery by UC Irvine scientists offers hope for a new treatment of early stage Alzheimer’s.


UC Irvine cosmologists have found two supernovae farther away than any previously detected by using a new technique that could help find other dying stars at the edge of the universe.

UCI leads study testing a new way to learn math

An educational research team will head into California County schools this fall to see if visual software deepens understanding of mathematical concepts.

Anesthesiology program addresses mind, body, spirit

Program to address anxiety before surgery helps reduce postoperative discomfort and could even lower the amount of pain medication needed

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.