Society & Community

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.

UCI Law Library

Cracking the law books

UC Irvine School of Law opens to inaugural class of 61 students who will help develop innovative curriculum.

Line of men waiting for free meals during the Great Depression

Job loss and mental health

UCI’s David Dooley studies the impact of unemployment on mental health.

Pai Chou with water pipe monitoring system

Watching over the water system

UC Irvine engineers plan to outfit the local water system with sensors that will alert officials when and where pipes crack or break, hastening repair – thanks to nearly $5.7 million over three years from the National Institute of Standards & Technology and several local water groups.

Roxanne Varzi

Storytelling in Tehran

Bicultural professor Roxanne Varzi makes a film about Iranian American identity and the aftermath of war.

V. Ara Apkarian

Imaging the inner workings of single molecules

With $20 million over five years from the National Science Foundation, UC Irvine scientists hope to become the first ever to make real-time videos of single molecules in action – a feat that has proved elusive because size and time scales are so small.

Women draw water from a well near Dudu, Rajasthan

Satellite data explains vanishing India groundwater

Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past decade – and they believe human consumption is almost entirely to blame.