Society & Community

Studying kids at home alone

Graduate student Maria Parente studies the effect of unsupervised after-school settings for children.

UC Irvine Student Center

Student Center design turns green to gold

UC Irvine Student Center earns kudos for its Earth-friendly design and construction, and it’s healthy for students, too.

Jennifer Bates undergoes an ultrasound 26 weeks

A new measure of babies’ health

Current guidelines for normal fetal growth don’t align with the ethnic diversity of the childbearing population. UC Irvine researchers will share a $1.7 million grant to devise new definitions.

UC Irvine sociologist Cynthia Feliciano

Internet love not colorblind, study says

UCI study of online daters shows race-based preferences prevail, especially among whites.

Lucas Hilderbrand

VHS legacy unraveled

The rise and fall of the VHS format and it’s influence on popular culture is explored in a new book by Lucas Hilderbrand, film & media studies assistant professor.

A child doing homework

Landmark children’s study kicks off

The National Children’s Study will begin recruiting future Orange County mothers for the largest and most comprehensive long-term study ever conducted in the United States on child development and health. UC Irvine researchers will lead the effort.

Shih Chieh Huang's EX-I-09 exhibit

Mechanical sculpture

Artist transforms electrical detritus into imaginary, evolving organisms in current Beall Center exhibit.

Student groups go for the green

UC Irvine students want to foster a sustainable culture that moves beyond hemp bags and energy-efficient light bulbs.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox talks democracy, Mexico

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox discussed the future of democracy in Mexico and Latin America April 8 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

Candice Odgers

Researcher asks teens: r u drinking?

Psychology and social behavior researcher Candice Odgers uses text messaging to study substance use and exposure among kids.