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July 22, 2006
The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Irvine $2.9 million to start a multidisciplinary science program, known as LifeChips, which would last for five years and support a total of 30 graduate students. The program, which officially began on July 15, will combine engineering, physical sciences, biology and medicine to create human health technologies. The campus is currently recruiting students, who will receive a $30,000-per-year stipend for their work. The grant, funded by the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program, is the first such honor that UCI has ever received from the National Science Foundation.
NEWS
November 10, 2002
INSIDE THE PILOT LIFE & LEISURE Ever wonder what happens at a Toastmasters meeting? Reporter Christine Carrillo and photographer Don Leach found out. Plus: You need to check out what books the Newport Beach Public Library recommends in Check It Out. See Page A5 SPORTS Newport Harbor High's hopes for a field hockey championship just miss in a shootout. See Page B1 COMMUNITY FORUM Sue Bryant, dean of UCI's School of Biological Sciences, talks with City Editor James Meier about a $14-million grant from the National Science Foundation that will, in part, help math and science education in schools on Costa Mesa's Westside.
NEWS
August 17, 2009
UCI researchers have been granted $20 million to put toward their efforts to build equipment capable of recording video footage of individual molecules. The National Science Foundation gave the Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit research center the award, which will be distributed over five years. In order to accomplish his goal, center Director V. Ara Apkarian will have to find a way to successfully capture images at an unprecedented small size and fast pace. Specifically, billions of times as many frames per second will have to be shot at a magnification 10,000 times greater than the best existing optical microscope.
NEWS
September 19, 2003
UCI wins $9-million grant from foundation UC Irvine has received a $9-million grant to help shorten emergency response time by improving communications between first responders to crises and natural disasters. The award comes from the National Science Foundation, which also gave $3.5 million to UC San Diego for the five-year project, called "Responding to the Unexpected." It will use information technology to develop organizational strategies between law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
UC Irvine grant will aid schools Students who attend school on Costa Mesa's Westside will soon benefit from improved math and science education courtesy of a UC Irvine grant. UCI found out Monday that it received a five-year, $14-million grant from the National Science Foundation for a new math and science education partnership program called FOCUS. The record grant is the largest the university has received from the NSF. The school was the only one in the Western United States to receive the comprehensive award.
NEWS
February 24, 2005
Healthcare event begins at UCI The UC Irvine Graduate School of Management and College of Medicine kicks off its 14th annual Health Care Forecast Conference today. The first day of the two-day event will focus on healthcare policies at the federal and state level, and the second day's topics will center around employer options for healthcare plans and the business outlook for the healthcare industry, UC Irvine professor Paul Feldstein said. For more information, call Margaret Wong at (949)
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Elia Powers UC Irvine professor R. Duncan Luce has been awarded the 2003 National Medal of Science, regarded as the top scientific honor in the United States. Luce, a 20-year UC Irvine faculty member, founded the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences in 1988 and served as director for 10 years. He is one of eight American engineers and scientists to receive the lifetime achievement award, established by the U.S. Congress in 1959 and administered by the National Science Foundation.
NEWS
October 12, 2003
Newport honoring firefighters, lifeguards Newport Beach once again is set to honor its best firefighters and lifeguards. The annual Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Beach Party takes place this Thursday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The event is sponsored by Good Dog University and hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Those being honored this year are: Craig Johnson, firefighter of the year; Rob Williams, marine safety officer of the year; and Omar Kattan, seasonal lifeguard of the year.
NEWS
July 29, 2003
Deirdre Newman Funding for research and educational programs this school year surpassed the stellar amount UC Irvine received the previous year and has grown 20% in the past three years. The researchers received $235.6 million in 2002-03, compared to $212 million in 2001-02 and $192 million in 2000-01. William Parker, vice chancellor for research, attributes the growth to the high caliber of professors and other researchers on campus. "Anytime you expand the visibility and capabilities of research programs, it attracts the interest of faculty, attracts the interest of prospective grad students and potential visitors who may chose to come to the campus for a year," Parker said.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | November 15, 2006
Orange Coast College students and faculty want the school's foundation to find a way to retain Rabbit Island, a British Columbian island the foundation might sell to raise money for the college's sailing school. Since 2003, the college used the island for a number of academic courses, but the foundation has struggled to pay for its maintenance. The island could fetch up to $1.25 million to $1.75 million, Foundation President Doug Bennett said. At Monday's OCC student government meeting, the board of trustees voted unanimously to request the foundation wait 60 days before making a decision on Rabbit Island so college officials can seek other ways to save money on the island's maintenance.
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By Candice Baker | September 17, 2009
Research efforts in breast cancer, the effects of traffic pollution and prenatal stress are some of the recipients of nearly $24 million in federal stimulus grants given to UC Irvine to date. In total, $787 billion in economic stimulus funds is being distributed nationwide as part of the national recovery program. Some of the 76 projects the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will benefit are listed below.  A math and science recruitment program at the National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $2 million to the school, in hopes of developing successful science and mathematics undergraduate students.
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By Michael Miller | November 15, 2006
Orange Coast College students and faculty want the school's foundation to find a way to retain Rabbit Island, a British Columbian island the foundation might sell to raise money for the college's sailing school. Since 2003, the college used the island for a number of academic courses, but the foundation has struggled to pay for its maintenance. The island could fetch up to $1.25 million to $1.75 million, Foundation President Doug Bennett said. At Monday's OCC student government meeting, the board of trustees voted unanimously to request the foundation wait 60 days before making a decision on Rabbit Island so college officials can seek other ways to save money on the island's maintenance.
NEWS
July 22, 2006
The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Irvine $2.9 million to start a multidisciplinary science program, known as LifeChips, which would last for five years and support a total of 30 graduate students. The program, which officially began on July 15, will combine engineering, physical sciences, biology and medicine to create human health technologies. The campus is currently recruiting students, who will receive a $30,000-per-year stipend for their work. The grant, funded by the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program, is the first such honor that UCI has ever received from the National Science Foundation.
NEWS
February 24, 2005
Healthcare event begins at UCI The UC Irvine Graduate School of Management and College of Medicine kicks off its 14th annual Health Care Forecast Conference today. The first day of the two-day event will focus on healthcare policies at the federal and state level, and the second day's topics will center around employer options for healthcare plans and the business outlook for the healthcare industry, UC Irvine professor Paul Feldstein said. For more information, call Margaret Wong at (949)
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Elia Powers UC Irvine professor R. Duncan Luce has been awarded the 2003 National Medal of Science, regarded as the top scientific honor in the United States. Luce, a 20-year UC Irvine faculty member, founded the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences in 1988 and served as director for 10 years. He is one of eight American engineers and scientists to receive the lifetime achievement award, established by the U.S. Congress in 1959 and administered by the National Science Foundation.
NEWS
October 12, 2003
Newport honoring firefighters, lifeguards Newport Beach once again is set to honor its best firefighters and lifeguards. The annual Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Beach Party takes place this Thursday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The event is sponsored by Good Dog University and hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Those being honored this year are: Craig Johnson, firefighter of the year; Rob Williams, marine safety officer of the year; and Omar Kattan, seasonal lifeguard of the year.
NEWS
September 19, 2003
UCI wins $9-million grant from foundation UC Irvine has received a $9-million grant to help shorten emergency response time by improving communications between first responders to crises and natural disasters. The award comes from the National Science Foundation, which also gave $3.5 million to UC San Diego for the five-year project, called "Responding to the Unexpected." It will use information technology to develop organizational strategies between law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies.
NEWS
July 29, 2003
Deirdre Newman Funding for research and educational programs this school year surpassed the stellar amount UC Irvine received the previous year and has grown 20% in the past three years. The researchers received $235.6 million in 2002-03, compared to $212 million in 2001-02 and $192 million in 2000-01. William Parker, vice chancellor for research, attributes the growth to the high caliber of professors and other researchers on campus. "Anytime you expand the visibility and capabilities of research programs, it attracts the interest of faculty, attracts the interest of prospective grad students and potential visitors who may chose to come to the campus for a year," Parker said.
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