Social Ecology

Remote residential research

UCI psychologist uses Google map technology in study of neighborhood effects.

Food for thought

Grad student who appeared on ‘Top Chef’ hopes to make science more palatable.

James Diego Vigil

Former ‘street kid’ now studies them

Professor who grew up in rough LA area credits family and social programs for his success in academia.

Karen Rook

Shedding light on loneliness

Professor Karen Rook studies relationships and how they affect one’s health and happiness. Her research has shed light on the psychological toll of loneliness on the elderly.

2011 Lauds & Laurels recipients

Awards presented by UCI Alumni Association at May 12 ceremony.

A child in prison

UCI professor studies juvenile crime

Elizabeth Cauffman’s research on adolescent development has influenced public policy on youth offenders.

Photograph of architects Ray Watson, William Pereira and an unidentified man with a schematic of UCI

Libraries exhibit traces Irvine’s evolution

UCI Libraries’ spring exhibit chronicles city’s conversion from farmland to model planned community.

Students give others an (alternative) break

While their peers party on, some UCI students spend spring vacation working on various service projects, from planting a garden at a Native American reservation in San Diego County to putting the shine on the Golden Gate national park in San Francisco.

Alexandra Cousteau

UCI to honor activist Alexandra Cousteau

Granddaughter of famed undersea explorer will receive Human Security Award for work on global water issues.

Leader of the track pack

What makes him the fastest half-miler in UCI history? A brilliant desire to be the best.