Society & Community

Thornton, Andrew Delman, and Frank Miyashiro

UCI students win ‘Crazy Green Idea’ contest

UC Irvine students Kyle Good and Bryan Le win the $25,000 X PRIZE Foundation’s “What’s Your Crazy Green Idea?” video contest.

Tammy Smecker-Hane

Venus, Saturn through a telescope

Have you ever seen Venus or Saturn through a telescope? How about the Orion Nebula or star clusters? Come view these celestial bodies and more during UCI Observatory Visitor Night from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

House in foreclosure

Reassessing the American dream

Kerry Vandell discusses the current state of real estate and how a UC Irvine-hosted research symposium can benefit the new presidential administration.

Frank Shi

Partnering for a urologic care breakthrough

Engineer Frank Shi created a novel silicone product. Urologist Ralph Clayman was looking to create a breakthrough device. A serendipitous partnership between the two has the potential to make a serious dent in the multimillion-dollar urologic care marketplace. It also shows that research collaboration, even between faculty members whose offices are miles apart, will be an important part of UC Irvine’s continued growth.

Sara Kirker

Going green in the workplace

UC Irvine graduate student Sara Kirker has a menu of different ideas for helping Laguna Beach restaurants and hotels go green.

Frank B. Wilderson III

UCI author envisions change

In his recently released memoir, “Incognegro,” Frank Wilderson criticizes Nelson Mandela’s presidency for failing to deliver on its promises of social equality and significant reform.

Ilona Yim

Pregnancy hormone predicts postpartum depression

Ilona Yim studies the relationship between hormones and postpartum depression. Her research could help identify, treat women before onset of symptoms.

WALL-E

Robots and superheroes: taking science public

James Hicks and Michael Dennin could tell you a story about the ontogeny of cardiovascular regulation in reptiles and Langmuir monolayers. Or they could talk to you about the science of WALL-E and Superman.

Civil rights pioneer addresses UCI community

Civil rights attorney Lani Guinier calls for continued work toward a more just and equal society in MLK week speech at UC Irvine.

Steven Topik

Coffee: the drink that changed the world

With 400 million cups brewed each day, the United States has staked its claim as the top coffee-consuming nation.