March 20, 2023
Palms, pond and snow-covered mountains at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Palms, pond and snow-covered mountains at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. UCI manages the nearby Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. (Photo: Sicco Rood/UCI)


UCI-led team is first to detect neutrinos made by particle collider

In a scientific first, a team led by physicists at UCI has detected neutrinos created by a particle collider. The discovery promises to deepen scientists’ understanding of the subatomic particles, which were first spotted in 1956 and play a key role in the process that makes stars burn. The work could also shed light on cosmic neutrinos that travel large distances and collide with the Earth, providing a window on distant parts of the universe.

Closing the gender disparity gap in cardiovascular care for women

Aya Ozaki
Aya Ozaki, an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, aims to develop a form of multidisciplinary cardiovascular care that focuses on vulnerable populations including underserved women. Ozaki and a team of researchers discovered that various efforts have been made by pharmacists to support underserved populations, yet there was a lack of pharmacist interventions to minimize health disparities in women.


President Drake: celebrating Women’s History Month

President Drake
UC President Michael Drake shares a statement as the University of California marks Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, established by the National Women’s History Alliance, is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

Friday deadline for UC women’s career program

Nominations and applications are open through Friday for the UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development. This interactive program supports the success and advancement of mid-career professional women.


Match Day ceremony

UCI medical students found out their residency destinations during Friday’s Match Day ceremony. They’ll receive their M.D.s in May. A story in the Daily Pilot on the ceremony features Dr. Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, vice dean of medical education; Dr. Megan Osborn, associate dean for students; and School of Medicine Dean Dr. Michael J. Stamos.

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Amir AghaKouchak, professor of civil & environmental engineering, cited in Los Angeles Times

Flooding vulnerabilities of L.A. River’s Glendale Narrows spark concern amid record rain

Los Angeles Times, March 18
Cited: Amir AghaKouchak, professor of civil & environmental engineering

Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean, Program in Public Health, cited in Parents

The Pandemic 3 Years Later: Are Parents Misrepresenting COVID-19 Status When Sending Kids To School?

Parents, March 17
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean, Program in Public Health

Michael Imerman, assistant professor of teaching, finance, featured on CNN

U.S. Stocks Slide Friday as Banking Sector Fears Persist

CNN, March 18
Cited: Michael Imerman, assistant professor of teaching, finance


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