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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.

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.