Society & Community

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.

Carole Uhlaner

A state in crisis

Political scientist Carole Uhlaner discusses how the two-thirds vote requirement, term limits and ballot propositions have made the state difficult to govern.

Francois Genard, Lynsey Moncrieff, Ariel Anson, Britney Marshman and Jayme Nagle

UCI meets D.C.

Students in internship program explore career paths in Washington.

Fire pit precautions

Dr. Marianne Cinat, director of UC Irvine’s Regional Burn Center, says adults can take some simple and crucial steps to reduce the risk of fire pit burn injuries to children.

Delaney Deems

Parents warn of fire pit danger

More children than ever are being burned in beach fire pit accidents.

UCI volunteer built playhouse

UCI-built playhouse serves a serious purpose

Volunteers from Facilities Management department build a playhouse to help provide real shelter for the homeless.

Connie Pechmann

Turning teens off smoking

Marketing professor Connie Pechmann targets adolescent tobacco use.

Francisco Ayala

Original source of malaria reported

Researchers have identified what they believe is the original source of malignant malaria: a parasite found in chimpanzees in equatorial Africa.

First- through fourth-graders studying ancient Egypt

Gifted Students Academy nurtures young minds

Mummies, eyeballs and all manner of mysteries are part of UCI’s summer Gifted Students Academy Exploratorium.