| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:19 PM
The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000.
The regents said the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Texting while driving could be contributing to thousands of car crashes, especially among teens, and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) wants policy makers, doctors and parents to do something about it.
Texting by novice drivers raises...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five universities.
"People's water has been harmed by drilling," said Robert Jackson, a professor of...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Noted horrible person Rush Limbaugh has a remarkable knack for making already bad situations worse. It’s like having the Midas touch if King Midas’s magic allowed him to transform things that were on fire into things that were even more on...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers.
But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In Chicago, most kids with asthma or food allergies don't have a health management form on file at school, a new study shows.
The problem is typical of other cities, too, experts say – and it puts these children at...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON Hurricane Sandy victims were improperly denied grant money to rebuild. Criminals escaped from halfway houses and committed murder and assault. Case managers for people with developmental disabilities failed to file accurate reports about...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation.
He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
| Jul 23, 2014
It's easy to forget that there is also some good news in the world.
For one thing, the overlords of big-time college sports seem resigned to getting their comeuppance.
Predicting the outcome of court cases is as fruitless as trying to fill out a...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Howard Gillman, a political scientist who has been interim chancellor of UC Irvine since July, is being nominated to become the permanent head of the massive Orange County campus.
Gillman became temporary chancellor of the 29,000-student school after...