April 9, 2024
Solar eclipse photo by Aaron Barth, professor of physics & astronomy
In this photo of Monday’s solar eclipse by Aaron Barth, a professor of physics & astronomy, a solar prominence and coronal mass ejections are visible on the bottom edge.


Graduate programs shine in U.S. News rankings

School of Education building
For the fifth straight year, U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings listed UC Irvine’s School of Education among the top 20 education schools in the country (and in the top 10 among public universities). At No. 17, the education school received the highest rating among UC Irvine graduate programs, but six others, including business, law and nursing, ranked in the top 50. Rankings for engineering and medicine will be released at a later date.
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Sustainability achievements and tips from UCI

Applications open for Campus as Living Lab

Applications open for Campus as Living Lab graphic
UC Irvine’s Campus as a Living Lab internship program is a hybrid seminar and mentorship for undergraduates to become sustainability leaders on campus while preparing for future careers. Applications for students are now open, as are applications for campus departments to serve as placement sites. Priority deadline is April 29, and applications remain open on a rolling basis until filled.

Professors seek funds for prison book delivery

Book cover graphic - Locked Down and Locked Up: Stories from the Inside
The PrisonPandemic Archive Project is an online collection of stories from incarcerated people and their families in 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by School of Social Ecology and School of Social Sciences faculty and students, the project archived more than 4,000 phone calls, letters and artwork telling the story of the pandemic experience in prisons. The archive is available online, but the people who provided many of the stories don’t have internet access. Faculty members are raising $5,000 to cover the cost of printing a book for them called Locked Down and Locked Up: Stories from the Inside, which will be delivered to prisons throughout the state. To contribute, visit the UCI ZotFunder web page.

UCI expert: Approach cannabis edibles with caution

New research suggests that daily cannabis consumption can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, regardless of how it’s consumed. Cannabis researcher Daniele Piomelli, director of the UC Irvine Institute for the Study of Cannabis, cautions that while edibles don’t irritate the lungs, they should be taken cautiously because their short-term psychoactive effects can be difficult to predict.


New financial aid option for Dream Act students

The California Student Aid Commission, together with the University of California, the California State University and the California Community Colleges chancellor’s office announced today an alternative financial aid application option that enables students from mixed-immigration status households to apply for state and educational institution financial aid. More information on the California Dream Act and how students from mixed-status families can apply for financial aid is available at www.csac.ca.gov/cadaa-msf. Students and families can receive help filling out the FAFSA or CADAA at free in-person Cash for College Workshops or Statewide Cash for College webinars.


Anteaters show support at Ducks Spirit Night

Biological sciences major Natalie Garcia and her family attended UC Irvine Spirit Night at the Ducks on Sunday

Biological sciences major Natalie Garcia and her family attended UC Irvine Spirit Night at the Ducks on Sunday. Despite strong fan support (note the limited edition hats above) and repeated pucks pushed to the back of the net, the Ducks narrowly lost, 6-5, to the St. Louis Blues.

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An AI app claims it can detect sexually transmitted infections. Doctors say it's a disaster

Los Angeles Times, April 7
Cited: Sean Young, professor of emergency medicine

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Should You Worry About Rising Mpox Cases?

Verywell Health, April 8
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention

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Student Inspired by Physics Professor’s Podcast as an 11-Year-Old to Take His Class in College

Times Now, April 9
Cited: Daniel Whiteson, professor of physics and astronomy

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