Society & Community

pet therapy at UC Irvine Medical Center

New approach to cancer prevention, care

Increasingly, cancer patients supplement traditional treatments with alternative therapies such as herbs, diet and acupuncture. Unconventional approaches to prevention have gained in popularity, too. But do they work?

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Undergraduate art provokes thought

UC Irvine undergraduate students use art to pose some sticky life questions in ‘Provocations,’ on exhibit through April 17.

New institute aims to balance the planet

Michael Prather discusses UCI’s new environment institute, which aims to identify research needed for an improved understanding of society’s response to a changing climate and for environmental science to better respond to societal needs.

Vicente Fox talks democracy, Mexico at UCI

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will discuss the future of democracy in Latin America April 8.

Literary Orange

Literary Orange to draw book lovers to UCI

Third annual Literary Orange brings writers and readers together April 4 for a daylong celebration of literature.

Alan Terricciano

Houseplants in concert

UC Irvine’s arts dean, Alan Terricciano, plays a mean cactus as he wires up houseplants for an April 4 concert on the green.

'Untitled' by Antonio San Nicolas

New institute boosts clinical research

New facility for conducting clinical trials will take UC Irvine’s medical research to a new level, allowing overnight stays and supervised diets.

An eye with vision test letters projected on top

Halting herpes eye disease

Lbachir BenMohamed and Dr. Anthony Nesburn with The Gavin S. Herbert Eye Institute of UC Irvine’s ophthalmology department have developed a promising vaccine to prevent ocular herpes, a leading cause of blindness. The vaccine works against the virus that also causes genital warts and may help in the battle against the spread of AIDS.

Sarah Lopez receives a hug from her mother, Esthela

A ‘match’ made in medicine (Story and photo essay)

Professional sports have their annual drafts; medical education has Match Day. That’s when thousands of medical school graduates nationwide learn where they will begin their careers as doctors. A story and photo essay capture the 76 UCI students who learned where they matched in a festive, emotional March 19 event.

TeKeyia Armstrong

‘Young Americans’ at UCI

UCI students pose for Young Americans photography exhibit.