Science & Technology

Alumnus Chris Canfield

The game boy behind ‘Rock Band’

Can’t stop playing ‘Rock Band’ or ‘Guitar Hero II’? Blame your addiction on UC Irvine alumnus Chris Canfield, who helped create them.

Jared DiBartolomeo

Reviving toe-tapping ragtime

Through his piano playing, engineering student Jared DiBartolomeo helps revive ragtime for a new generation.

Susan V. Bryant and Manuel N. Gomez

Listening in on Susan Bryant and Manuel Gomez

Two vice chancellors with deep roots at UCI reflect on their careers, forecast their futures.

Down syndrome may hold clues to Alzheimer’s

A UCI research team is studying Down syndrome adults to learn why – and when – cognitive decline is triggered by Alzheimer’s disease.

Researcher collecting tide samples

Toxic tides

Sunny Jiang, a UC Irvine researcher studying pollution in Orange County’s coastal waters, recently got a graphic look at how swimming and surfing in the ocean can make people sick. She and a team of graduate students charted incidents of poor water quality at Southern California beaches over a 10-year period and the number of […]

UCI professor William Cooper and his students count and catalog plastic trash

Trashing the ocean

On a clear spring day at Crystal Cove State Park, UC Irvine professor William Cooper and undergraduate Tova Handelman sift though a mound of seaweed and sand, oblivious to the curious stares of beachgoers. They’re too busy studying trash. “Look at all this plastic!” says Cooper, picking out a pellet no bigger than a grain […]

Gloria Guzman, on the monitor, translates for nurse Danielle Lawson and a patient

Hospital tests video translation service

UC Irvine Medical Center tests remote medical interpretation for patients with limited English proficiency.

New windows into space

Researchers in UC Irvine’s Center for Cosmology are opening new windows into space and finding lost matter and bright galaxies.

Students lauded for launching health clinic

Medical school team wins Living Our Values Award for commitment to underserved populations. The students established a free healthcare clinic in Santa Ana.

Fountain pen next to writing

UCI poetry program going strong

For the talented few admitted, UCI’s graduate writing program in poetry offers a mix of creativity, criticism and, often, acclaim.