UC Irvine Magazine

Fall 2014

Fall 2014

In this issue:

  • A blue & golden anniversary — As UC Irvine turns 50, the campus community celebrates a 'bright past' while anticipating a 'brilliant future.'
  • 'A great day to be an Anteater' — President Barack Obama connects the 'Zots!' at a historic all-graduate commencement.
  • Don't fence them in — Memory expert James McGaugh recalls the heady days when a young faculty found the freendom - and friendship - to excel at a ranch-turned-research university.
  • From obscurity to world change — Founding faculty member Robert Cohen has had a dramatic role in shaping UCI arts.

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

In this issue:

  • Time travelers — Scientists use radiocarbon dating to analyze everything from the world’s oldest shoe to sediment samples that shed light on global climate change
  • Down to the bones — UC Irvine researchers sort out the sticky situation at the La Brea Tar Pits by refining methods for measuring the age of fossils
  • Surpassing the bar — As the UC Irvine School of Law embarks on the next five years, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky reflects on its impressive start
  • In Ayala's honor — The School of Biological Sciences is renamed for UC Irvine’s acclaimed geneticist
  • Ohio-bound — Chancellor Michael Drake will leave UC Irvine after nine years of changes, challenges and achievements

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

In this issue:

  • You've been hacked — With computer "break-ins" growing in sophistication and number, UC Irvine researchers work to foil future attacks.
  • Catch them if you can — Unhampered by borders and laws, cybercriminals present new security threats.
  • Portrait of the cybercriminal as a young man — Computer have given juveniles the ability to engage in the same kind of white-collar offensive as adults, says Henry Pontell.
  • Fighting off virtual attacks — Inspired by nature, Michael Franz develops new cybersecurity techniques.

Fall 2013

Fall 2013

In this issue:

  • Seeing and believing — With the opening of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute's new home, UC Irvine builds on its reputation as a major clinical and research center.
  • Foot soldiers in the war on poverty — Students who volunteer with Global Brigades work in the trenches - sometimes literally - to make the world a better place.
  • Special delivery — Alumnus Windell D. Middlebrooks, an actor and popular pitchman for Miller High Life, takes our questions.
  • Master thespian — Jon Lovitz recalls his journey from UC Irvine to "Saturday Night Live" stardom.
  • A man of letters - and arts and sciences — Howard Gillman brings eclectic tastes, talents - and a sense of wonder - to his new role as UC Irvine provost and executive vice chancellor.

Summer 2013

Summer 2013

In this issue:

  • Speaking their language — Center works to make life better for families dealing with autism.
  • Tech support — Gillian Hayes develops apps and other tools to help those affected by autism.
  • Autism moves — Assistant professor teaches children the language of dance.
  • Achievements, accolades & Anteater antics — For UC Irvine, the academic year brought more of everything - students, research advances, alumni and, yes, another volleyball championship.

Spring 2013

Spring 2013

In this issue:

  • Rare air — Capturing climate change in a can
  • It's totally sick! — UC Irvine's dance crew culture
  • Party on — College Democrats' dynamic president
  • Calming influence — Marcelle Holmes leads campus efforts to help stressed-out students and promote wellness.

Winter 2013

Winter 2013

In this issue:

  • Dreaming big — UCI undergraduate Nithin Jilla aims to improve access to education on a global scale.
  • Going viral — UCI microbiologist Bert Semler '74 seeks to stop certain viruses from replicating, changing the way we fight the common cold and other diseases.
  • Quite the character — Whether he's performing before a TV camera or in UCI's intimate New Swan Theater, drama professor Richard Brestoff breathes life into a script.
  • Fill 'em up — Students help outfit the campus with new hydration stations to turn the tide against wasteful consumption.

Fall 2012

Fall 2012

In this issue:

  • A test of nerves — Thomas Lane leads UCI's efforts to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
  • In pursuit of happiness — Gerontologist Kerry Burnight shares lessons she's learned on living well.
  • Bound for glory — UCI's Olympians weigh in on what makes a champion.
  • Coming home to UCI — New initiatives help student veterans adjust to campus life.