Society & Community

Water spigot

Raising water awareness

More than 1 billion people worldwide have unreliable access to clean water. To raise awareness of this and other water issues, UC Irvine is hosting a two-day public event featuring free movies and a panel discussion with local water experts.

UCI alumni Kristin Alix and David Chang

New Web site connects UCI with community

New Web site fosters public interaction with campus.

Marcelo Wood

Cancer drug may prevent cocaine relapse behavior

A drug in development to treat cancer could help prevent relapse behavior in people trying to overcome an addiction to cocaine, according to a new study by UC Irvine neuroscientists.

UCI to become living renewable energy lab

The UC Irvine campus will become a living renewable energy laboratory under a statewide program designed to make electricity generation and transportation safer, cleaner and more affordable for Californians.

Jeff Johnson

Memories may exist even when forgotten

Using advanced brain imaging techniques, UCI scientists have discovered that a person’s brain activity while remembering an event is very similar to when it was first experienced, even if specifics can’t be recalled.

A flu vaccine being administered

Preparing for swine flu

Flu season is just around the bend, and one UCI expert says common-sense precautions and flu shots can do a lot to ward off H1N1.

A man in a jail cell with the door open

Parolees’ release leads to crime

Neighborhood stability and social programs can help mitigate uptick in violence.

Daniel Boehne

Shaping surfboards – and smiles

Dentists have all kinds of ways to relax their patients, from music to medication, but UC Irvine alumnus Dr. Daniel J. Boehne ’99 has a different tactic: He gets their minds on surfing. Boehne not only makes crowns, he makes surfboards. His parents, Steve and Barrie, are world-champion tandem surfers, and his family has manufactured […]

Liz Toomey

Advocate for Anteaters

Liz Toomey, assistant vice chancellor of community & government relations, talks about the UC system’s impact on everyday life in California.

Money management among the poor

UCI funds research on financial practices in developing countries.