Instructional and Research Facilities
http://www.lib.uci.edu/; (949) 824-6836
Lorelei Tanji, Interim University Librarian
Established in 1963 as one of the founding academic units on campus, the UCI Libraries connect usersfaculty, researchers, scholars, students, staff, or community membersto content, facilitating the creation and sharing of knowledge in all disciplines across campus. The Libraries support the research information needs of UCI and the community through the Libraries' Web site and at four library facilities: the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, and the Libraries Gateway Study Center on the UCI campus, and the Grunigen Medical Library in Orange. The UCI Libraries offer in electronic and print formats over 3.4 million volumes, 86,000 serial titles, and substantial collections of manuscripts and visual materials.
ANTPAC (the Libraries' online catalog) provides information about electronic and print books, periodicals, and other library materials at UCI. My ANTPAC provides a wide variety of personalized electronic services such as automatic customized searches and online renewals. The MELVYL® Catalog, via the UCI Libraries Web site (http://www.lib.uci.edu), connects with the vast collections of the University of California library system and with global resources. Expedited loans and digital desktop delivery services facilitate exchange of valuable research materials between the UC libraries, and traditional interlibrary loan services open the scholarly resources of the world to the campus community.
The UCI Libraries provide expert research assistance and conduct an active campuswide research consultation and instruction program to develop students' research and lifelong learning skills and assist researchers to effectively utilize rapidly changing information resources and technologies. Reference services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the UC-wide collaborative system which is linked with reference librarians worldwide. Over 33,000 personalized, one-on-one research consultations were conducted, and more than 14,000 students attended library training sessions last year. A series of online "LibGuides" recommend research resources for various subjects and courses (http://libguides.lib.uci.edu/). Support for research via mobile devices is found at http://www.lib.uci.edu/mobile/.
Wireless access and 620 desktop and laptop computers are available for general use in the four library buildings. The Langson Library features a state-of-the-art Multimedia Resources Center (MRC at http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/multimedia-resources-center.html) with multimedia production software and video equipment, and a technology-enhanced classroom (Classroom 228) for hands-on learning. The Ayala Science Library features the Interactive Learning Center (ILC at http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/ilc/interactive-learning-center.html) also with computer classrooms. The Grunigen Medical Library provides two computer technology facilities featuring an instructional laboratory and an Information Technology Center (ITC at http://grunigen.lib.uci.edu/services/computing/multimedia-workstation.html). A copy card system is used for photocopies and printing from networked public work stations, personal laptops, and mobile devices in all library buildings.
The Libraries Gateway Study Center, adjacent to the Langson Library, and the Ayala Science Library Study Center provide comfortable individual and group study areas. The Libraries Gateway Study Center also offers late-night study hours during the quarter, and 24 hours a day during prefinals and finals weeks.
Reserve Services offers access to both supplemental electronic and print materials selected by the faculty for individual courses.
Langson Library supports research and instruction in the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and business and management. Assistive technology and study aids for students are supported through UCI's Disability Services Center.
The Department of Special Collections and Archives in the Langson Library holds non-circulating collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and pamphlets, including the Regional History Collections, emphasizing Orange County; the Southeast Asian Archive; the Critical Theory Archive; the Dance and Performing Arts Collections; the personal papers of distinguished UCI faculty, including Nobel Laureates; and the University Archives.
The Ayala Science Library supports research and instruction in science, medicine, and technology. More than 2,000 individual study spaces, faculty and graduate reading rooms, and 50 group study rooms are available.
The Grunigen Medical Library is located at the UCI Medical Center in Orange and serves the clinical and teaching needs of the health sciences programs.
OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides telephone, network, and computing services in support of research, administration, and education at UCI. OIT provides central computing services, computer laboratories, departmental and research-group support services, business application support, and campuswide technical coordination. The campus network infrastructure maintained by OIT provides connectivity on campus and to the Internet. Wireless and mobile wired network access is available in select areas of the campus as part of the UCInet Mobile Access project.
UCI's Electronic Educational Environment (EEE) is a campuswide collaboration including OIT, the Office of the Registrar, the UCI Libraries, and the Division of Undergraduate Education. As part of EEE, OIT builds and maintains Web-based instructional tools and resources for instructors and students including course Web site space, course mailing lists, and instructional technology training. OIT maintains the EEE Web site located at http://eee.uci.edu/. OIT also provides UCI Replay (replay.uci.edu), an audio/screen capture service for instructors, employees, and departments to easily record classes, presentations, or instructional vignettes on a PC or Mac computer.
OIT provides e-mail accounts for faculty, staff, and students. The Webmail service (webmail.uci.edu) is provided as one option for accessing these accounts. Faculty and staff are provided interactive Unix accounts on the server shell.nacs.uci.edu.
OIT provides Webfiles (webfiles.uci.edu), a network file-sharing service for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Approximately 70 MS-Windows computers are available 24 hours a day in computer laboratories on the first floor of the Engineering Gateway building. All common MS-Windows applications are available, as well as certain mathematical software and statistics packages. Computer peripherals including scanners and printers are available. While school is in session, NACS student consultants are on duty in Room E1140 to provide assistance to those using the facilities.
An additional 96 Windows computers are located in the Multipurpose Science and Technology (MST) Building, and are available for drop-in use when not scheduled for classes. OIT also operates "OIT@HIB," a drop-in instructional laboratory in the Humanities Instructional Building. This laboratory has 30 Windows computers and is open to students of any major. Forty-four stations are available for drop-in use at the Student Center, and a few more are in the Cross-Cultural Center. Finally, OIT co-administers computer labs in the Gateway Study Center, the ArtsTEC laboratory in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) in Social Sciences Tower.
OIT offers a variety of additional services. For more information see the OIT Web site at http://www.oit.uci.edu/. Offices are located in 242 Multipurpose Science and Technology Building, the modular buildings in Lot 16, and in the University Research Park, 5201 California, Suite 150. The OIT Help Desk may be reached by sending e-mail to email@example.com or by calling (949) 824-2222 or (949) 824-8500.
UCI ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE
The 60-acre UCI Ecological Preserve consists of several small hills and surrounding flatlands bearing remnants of coastal sage scrub flora and associated fauna, including the California gnatcatcher (Federally listed as Threatened) and the coastal cactus wren. The Preserve is located on the campus and is set aside for teaching, research, and use by the campus community. Publications and species lists are available at http://www.bio.uci.edu/Reserves/UCI_Ecological_Preserve.html.
NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM
The University of California manages and maintains a system of 37 Reserves that are representative of the State's habitat and geographic diversity. These serve as outdoor classrooms and laboratories for students, faculty, and staff, and are intended primarily for purposes of education and research. For further information about the Natural Reserve System (NRS), visit http://nrs.ucop.edu.
UCI has primary responsibility for three Reserves: the Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, and the Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Additional information is available from the Burns and Marsh Reserves NRS Staff Manager at (949) 824-6031, and from the Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
The Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve is located near the town of Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County. It is a 306-acre parcel of high-desert habitat representing an ecotone between montane and desert biota, with mixtures of Joshua tree, piñon pine, and juniper woodland. The Reserve has a dormitory and research station, as well as primitive camping facilities, and is used primarily for overnight field trips and research by faculty and students from the School of Biological Sciences. For further information, visit http://nrs.ucop.edu and http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/burns/burns.htm.
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
The San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, one of the last remaining coastal marshes in Southern California, is a 202-acre wetland adjacent to the UCI campus. The Marsh consists of a series of freshwater ponds and their attendant aquatic flora and fauna, and is especially known for its rich bird life, both resident and migratory. The Reserve also sustains one of the largest Pacific pond turtle populations in Southern California. The Marsh has about 150 acres of cattail wetlands in three large cells, and 11 experimental bulrush-dominated ponds whose water levels can be manipulated for teaching and research purposes. For further information, visit http://nrs.ucop.edu and http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/san_joaquin_marsh/san_joaquin_marsh.htm.
Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
The Steele Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, adjacent to the town of Borrego Springs, includes nearly four acres with a large historic clubhouse that will serve as home base for researchers and students. Through a cooperative agreement with California State Parks and the Anza-Borrego Foundation, the Reserve will offer access to California's largest state park. The 615,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park encompasses native fan palm oases and piñon pine-juniper forests, and is home to the endangered desert bighorn sheep. The Reserve will encourage the study of environmental and ecological problems in the region. For further information, visit http://nrs.ucop.edu and http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/anza-borrego/anza-borrego.htm.
UCI ARBORETUM AND HERBARIUM (IRVC)
The UCI Arboretum is a botanical garden developed and managed by the School of Biological Sciences. It contains areas planted with floras adapted to climates similar to those of Southern California and maintains a large collection of plants native to Southern California and Baja California, as well as South African monocots. The Arboretum provides materials and space for research and teaching needs and its collections are also used as an educational resource for the community at large. The UCI Herbarium (IRVC) curates ca. 35,000 vascular plant specimens and is a part of the Arboretum. See http://arboretum.bio.uci.edu/herbarium.cfm for further information about the Herbarium. Volunteers and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in Arboretum activities. The Arboretum is open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information, visit http://arboretum.bio.uci.edu/ or call (949) 824-5833.
LASER MICROBEAM AND MEDICAL PROGRAM
The Laser Microbeam and Medical Program (LAMMP) is a Biomedical Technology Research Center supported by the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. Located within the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at UCI, LAMMP is dedicated exclusively to the use of lasers and optics in biology and medicine. LAMMP supports activities in technological research and development, collaborative research, and training/dissemination. LAMMP research and technology development is based on fundamental light-tissue interaction mechanisms. The LAMMP program also emphasizes "translational" research by rapidly moving basic science and technology from "benchtop to bedside." Additional information is available online at http://lammp.bli.uci.edu/ and from the LAMMP coordinator at (949) 824-5633.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE HEALTHCARE
UC Irvine Healthcare, the clinical entity of UC Irvine, is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare to Orange County and surrounding communities through UC Irvine Medical Center.
UC Irvine Medical Center is the county's only university hospital and features more than 600 specialty and primary care physicians. The medical center offers a full scope of acute- and general-care services including cardiac surgery, cancer, digestive disease, neurosurgery, and trauma. It is recognized in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of "America's Best Hospitals" for its programs in urology, gynecological services, and ear, nose, and throat. It was only the third hospital in California and the first hospital in Orange County to receive Magnet Designation for nursing excellence.
Located in the city of Orange, 13 miles from the UC Irvine campus, UC Irvine Medical Center has 422 beds and is the principal clinical facility for the teaching and research programs of the UC Irvine School of Medicine. As part of its focus on family and preventive health, the medical center has additional patient care locations in Anaheim, Irvine, the UC Irvine campus, and Santa Ana.
UC Irvine Medical Center houses a 24-hour emergency department and is designated as Orange County's only Level I Trauma Centerthe most comprehensive for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. Specialists at UC Irvine Medical Center are available for the expert management of high-risk pregnancies, and critically ill newborns are cared for in the county's most sophisticated Level III neonatal care unit.
The hospital is also home to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only facility in Orange County designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It offers patients a full range of cancer therapies and research programs, including laser and radiation therapy, endoscopic ultrasound, and immunotherapy.
In March 2009, UC Irvine Douglas Hospital opened at UC Irvine Medical Center. It includes modern facilities for conducting the latest medical research and training for future and practicing physicians. The seven-story hospital has 236 beds, 19 operating rooms, and interventional procedure rooms. Private patient rooms emphasize individualized patient care and allow family members to stay overnight.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call toll free 1 (877) UCI-DOCS or visit http://www.ucihealth.com.
UCI CENTER FOR OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
In 1980 the University established occupational health centers in Northern and Southern California for the purpose of training occupational health professionals, conducting research on occupational health issues, and providing clinical evaluation of workers/patients for work-related disease. The Centers have strong ties to the UC Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
The Irvine Center is comprised of UCI health professionals. Faculty research is concerned with identification of causal association between disease and occupational exposure as a basis for prevention of occupational disease and injury. The Center's primary areas are occupational medicine, toxicology, epidemiology, and environmental health sciences, and it houses a referral clinic, facilities for research and teaching in industrial hygiene and toxicology, and study space for residents in occupational medicine and other graduate students. For additional information, call (949) 824-8641 or visit http://www.coeh.uci.edu/.
Information about many other UCI research and instructional facilities and programs is available in the academic unit sections and the Office of Research section of this Catalogue, as well as online at http://www.uci.edu/academics_research.php.