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Alumni Elderly Hands

Holiday visits can reveal decline in aging relatives

Not all holiday surprises are happy ones. People visiting aging relatives this time of year may discover mounds of unpaid bills, odd solicitations and unkempt surroundings – all possible evidence of a decline in physical or mental function, says Dr. Laura Mosqueda, director of UC Irvine’s geriatrics program.

Environment/Energy UCI biologist Peter Bryant

Ocean critters captured on film

Peter Bryant, developmental & cell biology professor, has spent decades photographing tide pool invertebrates called filter feeders, which keep the water clear by eating suspended matter and food particles.

Faculty Mount Erebus

South to the pole

UC Irvine chemist Murat Aydin will spend his holiday drilling into the South Pole’s thick ice to collect trapped air that is up to 100 years old.

Environment/Energy A fire in a tropical peat forest on Sumatra in Indonesia

Drought, deforestation link fuels climate change

In the rainforests of equatorial Asia, the practice of using fire to clear forests and destroy organic soil increases substantially in dry years, releasing huge amounts of climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new international study analyzing six years of weather and fire observations.

Environment/Energy David Feldman

Working on water

If David Feldman has his way, you could soon be working with water policy managers and scientists to allocate California’s precious liquid resource.

Environment/Energy Water droplet on puddle

Water winners

UC Irvine and other organizations recently challenged Orange County students to “imagine life without water” and create multimedia projects promoting water conservation in California.

Faculty Dr. Gerald Maguire

Worldwide care for stuttering

Dr. Gerald Maguire started the world’s first clinic dedicated to the medical care of stuttering, and if patients in faraway places can’t come to his UC Irvine Medical Center office for treatment, he brings it to them.

Faculty The internet

Teens thrive in digital age

Teens who are into texting, gaming and “geeking out” are not wasting their time, according to results from the most extensive U.S. study on young people and their use of digital media.

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