Jan. 6 - Infrared visual tech shows promise; healthy lifestyle tips
Medical students pass through trees next to the Tamkin Student Lecture Building. Photo by Ian Parker
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UCI scientists unveil infrared visualization technology
UCI scientists have developed a new visualization technology that captures spectral images of materials in the mid-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The discovery, which was recently featured on the cover of the journal Science Advances, promises to help researchers and industries across many fields, including medical and tech, quickly visualize the chemical composition of various materials or tissues. In the medical field, the most likely applications will be in analyzing tissues afflicted by disease, dramatically speeding up and improving tests. The technology can also detect changes in chemical composition over time – which would be helpful when tracking chemical reactions and processes.
Beyond New Year resolutions: making healthy lifestyle changes that last
As anyone who’s noticed how crowded their gym has suddenly become already knows, January is the time when many people seek to jumpstart their exercise routines. But sudden bursts of intention don’t always carry us through the year. With that in mind, Theresa Nutt, director of health and wellness coaching for UCI Health, compiled seven strategies for turning your New Year health resolutions into realistic routines that won’t fade come February.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Friday fun fact
First in family: About half of entering transfers and more than one-third of entering freshmen are first-generation students.
National Theatre Live Screening: Prima Facie
Sunday, 3 p.m. (sponsored by Irvine Barclay Theatre)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Solutions – A New Way Forward
KABC, Jan. 5
Cited: Keramet Reiter, professor of criminology, law and society
Mudflow & flooding concerns in Orange County
KTLA5, Jan. 4
Cited: Ariane Jong-Levinger, Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering
Erika Hayasaki explores an adoption that separated twins in ‘Somewhere Sisters’
The Orange County Register, Dec. 27
Cited: Erika Hayasaki, associate professor of literary journalism
UCI English and informatics professor Jonathan Alexander has been honored for his composition work. Photo by Carla Wilson
UCI English professor wins career recognition for teaching
Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English and informatics, has received the 2023 Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English. He shares the 2023 honor with Jacqueline Rhodes, professor of rhetoric and composition at the University of Texas at Austin. The CCCC executive committee presents the Exemplar Award to persons who represent the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching and service to the entire profession. Exemplar Awards recognize individuals whose work is national and international in scope and who set the best examples for CCCC membership.
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