Solar Decathlon Returns to Irvine AND Leslie Thompson Speaks to Huntington’s Disease

The City of Irvine’s Craig Reem will tantalize you with the upcoming Solar Decathlon returning to the Great Park; the following week Team OC will talk about building their structure at the Decathlon’s competition. More information:

Also on today’s program, a worthy back-story along with hefty science comes from Dr. Leslie Thompson, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Neurobiology and Behavior & Biological Chemistry at UCI. This interview in advance of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture featuring her Oct 13th at UCI ,”Huntington’s Disease: A Race Against Time” Tue, October 13, 2015 4:00 pm..Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center, with additional information available at:

CA High Speed Rail AND Considering Syrian Refugees

Michelle Boehm, Southern California Director for the CA High Speed Rail Authority, returns to the show to post us on on the all the new developments with California’s high speed rail. Details for the workshop nearest you are available at:

Kinda Hibrawi, of the Karam Foundation – Smart Aid for Syria and Essraa Nawar, with the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University presenting an exhibit, A Country Called Syria which opened Sept 30th and continues until December. More information about the relief for Syrian children refugees is available at: and for the exhibit at Chapman contact:contact Essraa Nawar at (714) 532-7748 or For detailed parking information, maps and directions to Chapman University, visit

Meet Professor Kathleen Treseder

The whole hour is devoted toward getting acquainted with Professor Kathleen Treseder, an ecology and evolutionary scientist, and Chancellor’s fellow at UCI. We explore her formative years, her life long aspirations to manage climate change, her research investigating fungi, and the many dividends that she has realized bringing on students with diverse backgrounds. Her work can be followed at her lab website:

UCI MIND; This Fall, This Year

Dr. Josh Grill, professor at the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (MIND) at the UCI and the Alzheimers Disease Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, returns to talk about this year’s 26th Annual Alzheimer’s conference, as well as progress made on the A4 Study. The conference will be held at: Irvine Marriott Hotel 18000 Von Karman Avenue; Irvine, CA. Reservations can be made at: Additional resources are available at: and

Irvine Ranch Water District Working the Water Footprint

Fiona Sanchez, director of Water Resources of the Irvine Ranch Water Management District, takes measure of rate payers progress and options toward water savings. The recent 9-12-15 workshop toward water savings, is but one of many events presented by IRWD. More information about future forums and ongoing rebates for water saving household appliances is available at: The drought line is 949-453-5581.

Happy Trails to Heather AND Wheelin’ in OC

We take stock of the contributions of Heather McCoy, KUCI dj and public affairs hostess, who leaves the station and Orange County as she pursues an education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Thank you Heather for the notes and the quotes!

Nathan Wheadon, marketing director at Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), presents plans and events about cycling in advance of the upcoming Bikeways Collaborative event: OC Foothills Roundtable Discussion #2 Sept. 10 5:30-7:30 Orchard Hills School Multi Purpose Room 11555 Culver Dr.; Irvine, CA. OCTA continues with its monthly webinars sponsored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bike Professionals – next stop: “Share Streets Slow Starts,” 9/16 in San Clemente, then “Tactical Urbanism” 10/21, TBA. Nuggets galore about bicycling are available at:

“Vietnam Focus: Generations of Stories”

UCI Professor Linda Trinh Vo and Ms. Tram Le, Director and Associate Director respectively of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project, cover the current exhibit that they co-curated: “Vietnam Focus: Generations of Stories.” Show Dates: July 17, 2015 – February 26, 2016; Old Orange County Courthouse; 3rd Floor Historic Gallery, 211 West Santa Ana Boulevard; Santa Ana, CA 92706 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 8am – 4:30pm; as well as the following Saturdays: 8/22, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/19, 1/23. More information is available at: and for additional questions:

Exercise Sciences at UCI

UCI Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and currently Interim Chancellor for Research, James Hicks speaks as director of the Exercise Medicine and Sports Sciences Initiative. He considers new paths of interdisciplinary teaching, research, and outreach about the benefits and impacts of exercise – from the biophysical to the cellular level. His appearance today, is a timely way of conveying the upcoming a hands on community event: “Moving Through Life Physical Activity and Health – Across Your Life,” on Sept. 12th, from 8:30 am til 5 pm, at the UC Irvine Student Center. Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first female Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist will be the keynote speaker. Reservations for the lunch and free parking are available at: