UCI News

Spectrum News 1, July 26, 2021 (Video)
UCI professor honored for contributions in developing COVID-19 vaccine
Philip Felgner is one of seven scholars worldwide to be honored with Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research to recognize their contributions to developing COVID-19 vaccines.  The UC Irvine professor in physiology and biophysics is the director of the campus’ Vaccine Research and Development Center. He has dedicated the past three decades of his life to developing the technology that went into building the COVID-19 vaccine. … Now Felgner and students continue to test blood samples for antibodies to COVID-19 and other viruses.

KNBC-4, July 22, 2021 (Video)
Rise in COVID-19 Cases Among OC Hospital Employees
Health experts like UCI’s Dr. Karen Edwards [chair and professor of epidemiology and bio-statistics] wants people to know you should still get vaccinated. “Among people who are vaccinated, if you do happen to get COVID, the case is usually much more mild versus people who are unvaccinated.”

Innovation News Network, July 26, 2021
Unravelling the mysteries of the unknown and dark Universe
The Center for Cosmology at the University of California, Irvine, is on the frontier of discoveries of the nature of our cosmos – such as the nature of the dark Universe – with research spanning observational astronomy to theoretical particle physics.

MIT Technology Review, July 27, 2021
The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it.
Fires, droughts, insect infestations, and shifting climate conditions will convert major parts of California’s forests into shrublands, according to a modeling study published in AGU Advances last week. Tree losses could be particularly steep in the dense Douglas fir and coastal redwood forests along the Northern California coast and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. … Climate change is making wildfires worse in most forested areas of the globe, says James Randerson, a [Chancellor’s] professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, and a coauthor of the AGU paper.

Los Angeles Review of Books, July 20, 2021 (Book review)
Courtiers and Sycophants: Catherine Liu’s Case Against the Professional Managerial Class
Virtue Hoarders, Catherine Liu’s polemic against the professional-managerial class (PMC), holds up the mirror to “PMC nature” …. Liu, a professor [of film & media studies] at UC Irvine, draws from a well of experience, humor, and rage to show us how the PMC’s quest for class domination continues to unfold in our gilded age, often by massaging class away or hiding it in the folds of identity politics.

Previously “In the News”