March 11, 2024
Hui Wang, an Earth system science grad student, measures biogenic volatile organic emission emission rates from trees outside of Croul Hall.
Hui Wang, an Earth system science grad student, measures biogenic volatile organic emission rates from trees outside of Croul Hall. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


Public Health mentors youths in community service

Current UCI Public Health practicum students, on the left is Sam Hedayatfar and on the right is Van Khai Teck.
UCI’s Program in Public Health welcomes a nonprofit to its roster of practicum partners. In January, Team Kids began hosting fourth-year undergraduate interns. No stranger to the campus, Team Kids has been partnering with UCI for more than 23 years. Through the new program, UCI interns will mentor local youths in community service activities and fundraisers for issues such as homelessness, hunger and mental health awareness.

Surgical first removes tumor without affecting fertility

Kassandra Gomez not only beat a rare case of vaginal cancer, her UCI Health surgeons also made sure she’d still be able to have children. Photo by Kimberly Pham
After being diagnosed with a rare tumor in which radiation treatment typically causes loss of fertility, an 18-year-old woman turned to UCI Health’s gynecologic oncology team. In a first-of-its-kind reconstructive surgery, the team was able to remove the cancer while retaining the woman's ability to have children. The complex procedure was reported in a medical journal last summer.

Nominate the ‘Dynamic Womxn’ you know

Every year the Womxn’s Center for Success celebrates the inspiring work and dedication of women from all over campus. You can learn more about the categories or submit a nomination by April 1.


Applications open for staff adviser to regents

UC Board of Regents staff adviser designate applications for 2024-2026 are open. The role of the advisers is to bring a staff perspective to matters coming before the regents. The deadline to submit an application is April 1. Email your application and any supporting documentation to


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Address Showed Biden Seeking Tricky Balance on Immigration

The New York Times, March 8
Cited: Charis E. Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society

‘Monumental’ experiment suggests how life on Earth may have started

The Washington Post, March 9
Cited: John Chaput, professor of pharmaceutical sciences

San Francisco Chronicle

California’s historic storms continue. Here’s how much scientists say it’s being driven by climate change

San Francisco Chronicle (via MSN), March 10
Cited: Amir AghaKouchak, professor of civil and environmental engineering

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