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Research.com, Nov. 17, 2022
Best Female Scientists in the World 2022 Ranking

Research.com’s first ranking of the top 1,000 female scientists in the world includes five UCI faculty members. They are:

Susan O’Brien, professor of hematology/oncology and associate director for clinical science at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, who placed 29 in the U.S.
Jacquelynne Eccles, Distinguished Professor of education, who’s No. 37 in the U.S.
Hoda Anton-Culver, Distinguished Professor of epidemiology, ranked No. 350 in the U.S.
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of psychological science; criminology, law and society; cognitive sciences; and law, who’s No. 451 in the U.S.
Christine Gall, Distinguished Professor and chair of anatomy & neurobiology, who placed No. 614 in the U.S.

Irvine Standard, Nov. 9, 2022
10 Leaders at the Center of Irvine’s Health Care
Dequina Nicholas, 33, an assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at UC Irvine …. won the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, which supports early-stage investigators working on novel projects. Nicholas hopes to better understand the impact of diet on chronic inflammation in Type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States and particularly common in the Black community.

Singularity Radio, Nov. 14, 2022 (podcast)
FBL79: Gloria Mark – Understanding Attention in the Digital Age
This week our guest is Dr. Gloria Mark, who is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. … Gloria has recently authored the book Attention Span …. In this conversation, we explore many different facets of attention, including but certainly not limited to how our attention span is decreasing, how technology is shaping our attention habits, the consequences of a struggling attention span, and many different solutions that we might consider to take back control of our attention.

Antique Collecting, Nov. 11, 2022
Will Old Master ‘Alchemist’ strike gold in sale
A particularly large and impressive example, Interior of a laboratory with an Alchemist at work with a stuffed alligator hanging from a ceiling beam, leads Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale in London next month, with an estimate of £300,000-500,000. … The painting is being sold to benefit the Eddleman Quantum Institute, University of California, Irvine. The goal of the Institute is to stimulate the discovery of new quantum science phenomena by developing collaborations between investigators in a broad range of scientific endeavours and to motivate future generations to study quantum science through educational and outreach activities.

Atlas Obscura, Nov. 15, 2022
Peter the Anteater Statue
The University of California, Irvineis home to many things, but one of its most famous attributes is also one of its strangest: It holds the unique distinction of being the only university in the world with an anteater for a mascot. Peter the Anteater became UCI’s mascot in 1965 after of a vote by the student body in which the anteater won 56 percent of the vote, beating out the likes of roadrunners, unicorns, and centaurs.

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