UCI News

City Lab – Nov. 9, 2018
How One City Kickstarted the Ozone’s Recovery
That Irvine led the charge is no coincidence. The predominantly Republican community broadly supported environmentally friendly policies regarding land use and open space preservation. It was among the early adopters of curbside recycling and it was home to the University of California, Irvine—where two scientists spearheaded the research about the dangers of CFCs.

Bloomberg – Nov. 9, 2018
America’s Multimillion-Dollar Bounty Program Just for Drug Lords
Alexandra Natapoff, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of a 2011 book on confidential informants, says Lynch’s bill would shine a much-needed light on this shadowy corner of law enforcement. “The issuance of bounties, rewards, and leniency is so secretive [that] the truth is we have no idea what the maximum rewards are,” Natapoff says. “That intersection is a troubling aspect of our criminal system which makes it seem like justice is for sale.”

EdTech Magazine – Nov. 8, 2018
Interactive Tech Transforms the College Learning Experience
Collaborative, project-based learning is central to K–12 education, and it’s gaining traction in higher education in the form of active-learning classrooms too. Institutions such as the University of Maryland and the University of California, Irvine are investing in campus spaces that put collaboration and flexibility at the forefront of learning.

Orange County Business Journal – Nov. 5, 2018
Samueli funds a new calling: healthcare advocacy
“It’s all about starting early and being health, eating healthy, exercising, being proactive,” Samueli Told OCTANe crowd, … That Mantra and lifestyle led Samueli and his wife, Susan, a fellow Ph.D. holder, to donate $200 million to UCI last year—one of the largest gifts bestowed to a U.S. public university. … .The rest of the gift will fund a permanent endowment for 15 faculty chairs, student scholarships and other initiatives, including “investigations of new healthcare approaches,” according to UCI. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Inquisitr – Nov. 7, 2018
New Cancer Immunotherapy Technique Can Specifically Target Tumor Cells
Researchers at the University of California at Irvine have developed a new immunotherapy screening technique that will allow doctors to target tumors without the side effects of standard cancer drugs, giving specialists the opportunity to create individualized cancer treatments. The tracking and screening system identifies T-cell receptors with 100 percent specificity for individual tumors, according to Lab On A Chip.

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