Society & Community

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.

Misty Paig-Tran with high schoolers

Summer by the numbers

There may be a few more empty parking spaces, but life at UCI doesn’t slow that much in summer.

Professor Marlon Boarnet

Building better commutes

For almost 20 years, Marlon Boarnet has studied the links between land use and transportation networks. He provides his thoughts on the stimulus package and city planning for the 21st century.

Bill Tomlinson

Study finds patent systems may discourage innovation

Bill Tomlinson, informatics assistant professor, uses a computer game to test the efficiency of the U.S. patent system, and it doesn’t score well.

ennifer Fong, Taylor Moniz and Luan Bach

Inspiring future scientists

High school students participating in UC Irvine’s residential COSMOS program study topics such as astronomy, neuroscience, marine biology and the mathematics of music.

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts

Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction

It’s a recipe for choking smog. Burn tons of fossil fuels. Pump those chemicals into the air where they react on surfaces of buildings and roads. A result is the creation of photochemical smog-forming chlorine atoms, UC Irvine scientists report in a new study.

Five-year-old Sydney Gadol plays with her mother Nancy

Lowering prenatal stress for healthier babies

A UC Irvine research team is investigating correlations between prenatal levels of stress hormones and infant/child learning and behavior. Their Women and Children’s Health and Well-Being Project is among the first large-scale studies on the subject.

ID theft investigation team honored with international award

UC Irvine Police Department wins international award for excellence in Criminal Investigation.