Society & Community

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.

Maria Pantelia

Greek classics go digital

The oldest-surviving Greek texts are never more than a few mouse clicks away thanks to the world’s first digital humanities archive, built and maintained at UC Irvine.

UCI's Olive Tree Initiative participants

Olive Tree Initiative gets leadership award

Olive Tree Initiative student group hailed as a model of community leadership by Orange County Human Relations Commission.

Dr. Sheldon Greenfield

Dr. Sheldon Greenfield’s big year

While Dr. Sheldon Greenfield’s not quite a household name, he is making a significant impact. He’s helping run a thriving campus research center, and he’s engaged in high-level decision making in California and Washington, D.C., with international implications for biomedical research and healthcare.

A boat sails through the port of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Cleaning up the ‘blood diamond’ business

Richard Matthew works in Africa to curb violence, abuses linked to diamond trade.

Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Improving care for older adults

Dr. Laura Mosqueda takes her geriatric expertise on the road with the help of a $2 million grant. The goal: to help other medical specialists relate better to older patients.