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education

Multiple, short learning sessions strengthen memory formation in fragile X syndrome

A learning technique that maximizes the brain’s ability to make and store memories may help overcome cognitive issues seen in fragile X syndrome, a leading form of intellectual disability, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.

UCI initiates NSF-funded joint project utilizing the arts to improve grade school science education

Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences – which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum – are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.

Sue Marshall

Training tomorrow’s teachers

Lauds & Laurels staff honoree helps address shortage in math, science educators.

Anne Marie Conley

Motivating learners

Stickers, gold stars and cash for good grades are counterproductive, says educational psychologist.

Mark Warschauer

The reality of ‘cloud’-based learning

Mark Warschauer’s book explores how digital media can transform schools.

Alvin Viray

Patents pending

They call it “the baby monitor,” but it’s nothing like the ones sold at Babies “R” Us that alert parents when junior’s crying in his crib. Developed by UC Irvine pediatrics professor Dr. Dan Cooper, the sophisticated wireless device can detect subtle movements in infants that signal increased risk of cerebral palsy, autism and other neurological […]

Thad Domina

Equal opportunity educator

Thad Domina, assistant professor of education, traces the road from high school to college and beyond.

Program fosters future science, math teachers

UCI program helps meet nation’s critical need for more – and better – math and science teachers.

A parent reading a book to their child

Baby books can boost home safety, study finds

UCI researchers produced five picture books combining colorful illustrations and rhyming text with parenting lessons to evaluate whether they’d boost the safety practices and health habits of new mothers.

Greg Duncan

Breaking the poverty cycle

Greg Duncan finds that an income boost for poor families with young children leads to improved academic performance and lifetime earnings.