Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Despite this year’s unprecedented fiscal challenges, UCI’s unyielding commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national and global communities in many ways. With nearly 28,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,000 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $3.9 billion.
Marking their territory: Professor studies how customers stake out coffeehouses and cafes
Anyone who frequents a Starbucks at UC Irvine has seen them: customers who camp out at coveted tables. They mark their territory with papers, backpacks, computers and coffee cups. They wear ear buds to discourage conversation ...
Study suggests patent protection may dampen innovation
Results of a new study by researchers from UCI and the University of Kansas suggest that, contrary to popular belief, greater amounts of innovation, productivity and social wealth may occur when people are required to pay ...
UCI biologists turn up the heat on bacteria, discover mutation pattern
UCI biologists who spent a year growing 115 populations into 2,000 generations of E. coli at high heat discovered that the bacteria quickly adapted at the genetic level in two markedly different ways. The findings appear ...
Do you know what the price of gas will be in six months? How about the extent of the expected U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan by years end? As an individual, predicting such things with any degree of confidence may ...
Early math skills predict later academic success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Continuing research by UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of education Greg Duncan has shed additional light on what constitutes school readiness and which K-5 skills and behaviors predict later academic success.
Shedding light on risks of LEDs
If you haven't taken down your Christmas lights yet, do it very carefully. Those modern, light-emitting diode bulbs marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lights actually contain lead, arsenic ...
Kids are all right with just mom
(PhysOrg.com) -- New UCI study finds minority dropout rates decrease when more fathers are incarcerated.
Lost in translation: Scientist studies the neural origins of speech disorders
It can be heart-wrenching to watch a loved one try to verbally express him- or herself after suffering stroke-induced brain damage known as conduction aphasia.
Taking the 'waste' out of nuclear waste
While spent nuclear fuel continues to pile up by the ton across the United States, UC Irvines Mikael Nilsson says the solution is clear: recycle it at the commercial nuclear power plants that create it.
Now you see him
Imagine if Harry Potters cloak were real , or that you could blot out the sight of something as easily as pressing a mute button to eliminate sound. To some, this seems like pi in the sky fantastic ...