UCI News

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 28, 2017
UCI Helps the Helpless Fight Cybercriminals
Bryan Cunningham’s vision, crafted over the past year to create one of the country’s top cybersecurity policy and prevention centers, is taking shape at the University of California-Irvine. The Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute’s recently launched Cyber Victims Defense Clinic provides pro bono legal and technical assistance to underserved segments of the population, including the elderly, the poor and small businesses with limited resources. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, Aug. 25, 2017
Games are changing the world, just ask new UCI professor who worked in the White House
In 2017, [Constance] Steinkuehler and her husband Kurt Squire, another gaming whiz and designer, moved from Madison, Wisconsin, to Southern California to join a virtual wave created by the presence of Blizzard, Riot Games … and others. A professor of Informatics at UC Irvine, Steinkuehler is a part of one of the most exciting gamer/education movements in the world. … “I want to inspire people to do awesome things,” she said.

Sierra Magazine, Aug. 27, 2017
UC Irvine is a Perennial “Cool School”
University of California, Irvine has done what no other school has done—rank among Sierra’s Top Ten most sustainable colleges for eight years in a row. … The Anteaters’ environmental legacy is one of literally stratospheric proportions.

CBS Los Angeles, Aug. 27, 2017
Students Compete To Design Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
“We actually designed, prototyped and built these air levitation skis ourselves,” said Arwa Tizani, UC Irvine team captain. Tizani just graduated with a civil engineering major and is doing her masters at UC Irvine as well in mechanical and aerospace engineering. “I love this. This project has changed my life,” said Tizani.

Quartz, Aug. 27, 2017
The biggest myth about our brains is that they are “male” or “female”
Larry Cahill, a professor of neurobiology at University of California, Irvine …. has been focused on defining sex differences in the brain—which he says exist on every level and vary in size—because neuroscience had been treating male and female brains as if they were the same. He says this view puts women at risk for diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, that manifest differently in men and women.

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