Society & Community

Elizabeth Munoz

Reaching out to the elderly

Elizabeth Munoz studies how emotions affect the health of seniors.

Mike Powe

Calling Skid Row home

UCI’s Mike Powe studies ways to make the Los Angeles district an inclusive, viable community.

Freeway traffic

Traffic’s true toll

Dr. Ralph Delfino and Michael Kleinman lead efforts to understand how vehicle exhaust contributes to lung and cardiovascular illnesses. Their work confirms what most Southern Californians know intuitively: Living near a freeway isn’t good idea.

UCI students Scott Capps and Francesca Hopkins

Climate change for kids

UCI student nonprofit CLEAN Education conducts grade-appropriate lessons on climate change for elementary and middle school classrooms.

UCI reaches out to Iraqi schoolchildren

UCI students fill a need not met by traditional relief workers in Iraq – providing school supplies to children.

Mary Amasia with her prototype anthrax detection system

Identifying a killer

Doctoral student Mary Amasia’s anthrax detection system permits a more rapid response to a deadly disease.

Jim Danziger

Danziger inspires, blazes trails at UCI

Political science professor Jim Danziger is a research pioneer and student favorite.

Quantum mechanics of dance

Undergraduate dance student blends quantum physics and dance in production for upcoming Physical Graffiti show.

Tom Boellstorff

Anthropology in Second Life

Anthropology professor Tom Boellstorff explores Second Life and finds his fellow avatars eager to talk about their virtual world experiences.

Marianne Lovejoy's basset hounds visit patients

Healing paws

Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]