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.
Economy: Database reveals bright spots, problem areas
Recent forecasts for the California economy may be more optimistic than warranted, according to a new report by UC Irvine economists.
Like a lightbulb going off
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to see to the penny how much it costs to use your jumbo high definition television or your tiny nightlight in real time. Thats what a dozen University Hills residents did last ...
Making lifesaving devices less life-threatening
Every year, more than half a million people in the United States undergo surgery for biomedical implants like stents or heart valves intended to save their lives, according to the American Heart Association. ...
Science professors urge universities to value teaching as highly as lab work
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCI Professor Diane O'Dowd and others argue science teaching is not properly valued.
Growing up, 'geeking out'
Mizuko "Mimi" Ito spends a lot of time "geeking out" at her computer. She plays video games, trolls the Internet, chats, and visits social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter for hours on end.
Research finds Orange County drives economic growth in Southern California
Orange County has powered Southern California's economic engine for the past two decades with the greatest job growth, highest median home values and lowest unemployment rates in the region, according to a report to be released ...
Sizing up Southern California
Contrary to some perceptions, the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California over the past 60 years has resulted in stronger and safer multicultural communities, according to new research led by ...
Lab makes digital design more PC
Anyone who uses a computer knows it can be the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of technology. Log on one day and youve got the helpful information resource. Power it up the next and you meet the bully who broadcasts your location ...
When the statistician for UC Irvines innovative Down syndrome program retired last year, its researchers were left in a bind. The group is studying ways to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimers-type dementia ...
Little chip, big implications
You might say they zeroed in on a groundbreaking idea.