UCI News

OC Weekly, Oct. 13, 2015
UC Irvine ranked second best in job outcomes for grads relative to their education costs
UC Irvine was No. 2 in the whole damn country. … Actually, UCI is on a roll when you consider it was revealed at their [UCI] Medal Awards ceremony Saturday that the university is the first nonprofit organization in Orange County to attempt and raise $1 billion in private support through its 10-year fundraising campaign.

Orange County Register, Oct. 12, 2015
UC Irvine, Chapman colleges using bait bikes to crack down on thieves
Officers at UC Irvine and Chapman University are deploying “bait bikes” to catch crooks who steal student’s wheels. … UC Irvine police credit bait bicycles, along with other measures, with reducing thefts significantly.

Live Science, Oct. 9, 2015
Many doctors would work while sick with flu, fever
“A lot of it had to do with feeling guilty, that your colleagues are going to come and take on the work if you aren’t there, or that your patients are going to suffer if you’re not there,” said study researcher Dr. Shruti K. Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Chemical & Engineering News, Oct. 12, 2015
Celebrating The International Year Of Light
Researchers are also working “to use the quantum nature of light in order to access novel information that is not possible with classical light,” to understand the details of phenomena such as light harvesting in photosynthesis, says Shaul Mukamel, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Irvine.

The Huffington Post, Oct. 13, 2015
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Memories of who we are
“Memory is what makes us who we are,” says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o − a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature − in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 7, 2015
Coping with wildfire stress
The notion that there’s a specific wildfire season is a thing of the past, says Merritt Schreiber … at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and School of Medicine​. “The last few years, fire season has become all year long. It’s seriously aggravated by the drought, and the drought is a big stressor in the area,” says Schreiber.