UCI News

Orange County Register, Jan. 21, 2016
Dr. Howard Federoff appointed new health CEO at UCI
Dr. Howard Federoff, vice chancellor of health affairs at UC Irvine, has been named CEO of the university’s health system, which includes UCI Medical Center in Orange. … “It’s gratifying to do a national search and find the best candidate for such an important position within our own university,” Leslie Thompson, a psychiatry and neurobiology professor who chaired the committee, said in a news release. “Dr. Federoff is an ideal fit.”

Orange County Register, Jan. 21, 2016
Orange County venture capital hit $1 billion in 2015. What’s being funded here?
Growing companies and VC companies both point to several reasons why Irvine stands out: UC Irvine spawns innovation …. “High-tech companies want to gravitate to Irvine because there are so many high-tech companies here,” said Richard Sudek, the executive director of UCI Applied Innovation, formerly known as the  Institute for Innovation.

Al Jazeera America, Jan. 21, 2016
Stopping the spread of malaria
Southern California might not seem like the malarial hotspot of the world, but through layers of secure doorways in a basement lab at the University of California, Irvine there is an innovation in genetically engineered mosquitos that could someday be a game changer for the spread of malaria. … The innovator in charge of this process is University of California, Irvine’s Distinguished Professor of microbiology, Anthony James.

Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 22, 2016
Kids from around the world find community, learn English through poetry
Liane Brouillette is an education professor at the University of California, Irvine. She studies the effects of performing arts programs on the skills of young English learners. … “If they’re not engaged in oral language and they’re silent in the classroom, they don’t have that foundation for literacy.”

FOX11 News, Jan. 21, 2016
Experts: Flint could be ‘canary in coal mine’ for nationwide challenges
“Sadly, there is enough blame to go around here,” said Andrew Highsmith, an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Irvine who has studied Flint for a decade, “but absolutely Gov. Rick Snyder’s office and his appointees bear a lot of the responsibility for this crisis.”

Orange County Register, Jan. 22, 2016
Start teaching kids early about saving and spending, experts urge. Here’s how.
“Saving for something big is a terrific way to learn how to delay gratification,” said Andrew Policano, director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. “Start in kindergarten and keep following up. Knowing how to delay gratification is one of the most important skills to teach a child.”

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