UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-IRVINE NEWS



Retrofitting for fitness
UCI's master in urban & regional planning program celebrates 20th anniversary.


Celebrating the written word
Sixth annual event will celebrate books, writing with talks, signings by acclaimed authors


The sweet smell of success
Jessica Pratt is looking for the most cost-effective way to save unique and precious California habitat.


UCI senior is named a Truman Scholar
Music and political science double major is one of the select U.S. recipients of $30,000 award for public service.


Brilliant disguise
Al Valdez has gone from undercover cop who infiltrated dangerous street gangs to college instructor. The UCI alumnus and lecturer shares his often-harrowing experiences with students, giving them an education in real-world criminal behavior.


Social butterflies find safety in numbers
UCI study finds when butterflies roost together, they are better at fending off predators.


Nationally renowned UCI economist Julius Margolis dies at 91
His prominence helped attract top-flight economists faculty to a relatively young School of Social Sciences in 1976.


Jordan’s Queen Noor to speak at UCI on diversity, cooperation
The widow of King Al Hussein is interested in education, conservation, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding, as well as their application to human security.


Last of outsourced custodians to be hired by campus
Event scheduled for March 26 marks the conclusion of a process agreed to last October by university and union officials.


UCI's Feng wins Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics
It will enable the professor to take a sabbatical from teaching and service to focus on research in the 2012-13 academic year.


Pacific Breast Care, Dr. Alice Police strengthen women’s health services with UC Irvine affiliation
Orange County's preeminent breast health center joins forces with UC Irvine, which will provide access to comprehensive cancer center and clinical trials.


Motivating learners
Stickers, gold stars and cash for good grades are counterproductive, says educational psychologist.


Putting the ‘extra’ in ‘extracurricular’
Want to maximize your UCI experience? Here's a list of things to do during your undergraduate years, according to older (and presumably wiser) upperclassmen. They came up with the roster in honor of the university's 50th anniversary in 2015 — when current freshmen will graduate.


Circadian rhythms have profound influence on metabolic output, UCI study reveals
By analyzing the hundreds of metabolic products present in the liver, researchers with the UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism have discovered that circadian rhythms – our own body clock – greatly control the production of such key building blocks as amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids.


Putting the brakes on drunk driving
UCI leads effort to raise awareness of advantages of designated drivers as spring break approaches.


Study highlights success, challenges of Orange County’s stroke care system
Orange County system created to improve emergency stroke care takes patients to the hospitals most prepared to treat stroke. UC Irvine stroke neurologist Steven Cramer, MD, analyzes success.


UCI-led study uncovers how salmonella avoids the body’s immune response
UC Irvine researchers have discovered how salmonella, a bacterium found in contaminated raw foods that causes major gastrointestinal distress in humans, thrives in the digestive tract despite the immune system’s best efforts to destroy it.


UCI loses the legendary F. Sherwood Rowland
His research is credited with saving Earth’s critical ozone layer.


Med students at UCI – and across the US – learn where they’ll practice as doctors
Graduating students from the UC Irvine School of Medicine will participate in the annual Match Day tradition of publicly learning which residency programs they’ll enter.


UCI Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland has died at 84
Renowned chemist and founding faculty member discovered that aerosol propellants were creating a hole in Earth's ozone layer.


Making history
Student interviewers record the life stories of Vietnamese American immigrants for archival preservation.


A cure for healthcare
In a bustling trailer at the El Sol Science & Arts Academy in downtown Santa Ana, UC Irvine's Program in Nursing Science offers a window to healthcare's future.


Online social networking can be good for teens, study finds
"Our study suggests that online uses support the development of adolescents rather than placing them at increased risk," says UCI's Stephanie Reich.


Following in his footsteps
UCI celebrates prolific career of dance pioneer Donald McKayle.


Exploring the human toll of a misguided policy
Immigration Rights Clinic students say Secure Communities program could lead to racial profiling.