UCI News

KTLA 5, March 14, 2018
O.C. Mom Fighting Against ALS Will Participate in L.A. Marathon
A Trabuco Canyon woman who has been working with UC Irvine doctors studying experimental treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, plans to “roll” in the Los Angeles Marathon this Sunday with her husband and children by her side.

BBC, March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
James Bullock, professor of physics and astronomy at UCI, says: “[Stephen Hawking] is one of those figures that inspires us to look deeper, to think of the grandest questions and to attempt to tackle them. He set the bar very high even in his public books and in his public talks and I think that’s an inspiring thing.”

Times Higher Education, March 14, 2018
Most international universities in the world 2018: top 200
These institutions all have a high proportion of international students and staff, collaborate on research with scholars from across the world and have a strong global reputation to match. … University of California, Irvine Most international rank 2018: #88, World University rank 2018: #99 ….

Daily Pilot, March 14, 2018
2016 election controversy will be ‘studied forever,’ says James Carville, Bill Clinton’s ex-campaign manager, in UCI talk
[James] Carville was the highlight of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute half-day academic conference titled “Can Adversaries Hack Our Elections? Can We Stop Them?” He spoke at the campus’ Student Center in a panel moderated by Bryan Cunningham, executive director of the institute and a former senior U.S. government intelligence officer. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Healthline, March 14, 2018
‘Senior Moments’ Study Reveals How Aging Impacts the Brain
“Some of the images were identical to ones they’d seen before, some were brand new, and others were similar to ones they’d seen earlier, we may have changed the color or the size,” said Michael Yassa, senior author and director of University of California Irvine’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. They found that older adults struggled with these subtle changes and did not do as well as younger adults in identifying new, but similar, objects in this first task.

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