Anteaters, start your tricycles! 

UCI Transportation presents uciRIDEtoberfest: a multi-day festival of bikes, food, and fun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday 10/21-Thursday 10/23, at the flagpoles near Aldrich Hall. Races start at noon. 

Info: http://bike.uci.edu (at UCI Flagpoles)

Anteaters, start your tricycles!

UCI Transportation presents uciRIDEtoberfest: a multi-day festival of bikes, food, and fun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday 10/21-Thursday 10/23, at the flagpoles near Aldrich Hall. Races start at noon.

Info: http://bike.uci.edu (at UCI Flagpoles)

Those lights at the UTC tho… Happy Tuesday! (at University Town Center, Irvine, California)

Those lights at the UTC tho… Happy Tuesday! (at University Town Center, Irvine, California)

#ThrowbackThursday: In honor of the UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center’s 40th Birthday, founded Oct. 16, 1974.
Top: Lori White cuts the ribbon on new CCC building opening day in 1989.
Middle: Mural detail created by Judy Baca in 1976.
Bottom: CCC celebration today 4-7pm: http://www.ccc.uci.edu/
Share your UCI story for #UCI50: http://50th.lib.uci.edu/submit-your-story.php.
Top photo courtesy of the University Archives in the UCI Libraries. (at Cross-Cultural Center (CCC))

#ThrowbackThursday: In honor of the UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center’s 40th Birthday, founded Oct. 16, 1974.

Top: Lori White cuts the ribbon on new CCC building opening day in 1989.

Middle: Mural detail created by Judy Baca in 1976.

Bottom: CCC celebration today 4-7pm: http://www.ccc.uci.edu/

Share your UCI story for #UCI50: http://50th.lib.uci.edu/submit-your-story.php.

Top photo courtesy of the University Archives in the UCI Libraries. (at Cross-Cultural Center (CCC))

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Any day Anteaters are on campus is a good day.

Any day Anteaters are on campus is a good day.

You know classes are in session when _______.
The Vendor Fair is back. Zot! @asucivendorfair (at Ring Mall)

You know classes are in session when _______.
The Vendor Fair is back. Zot! @asucivendorfair (at Ring Mall)

Have a flipping fabulous weekend! 

It’s hard to tell, but the person in the lower left is airborne (not napping in a tree). Just one of the many things Anteaters do in Aldrich Park. Zot! #UCIPride #TGIF

Have a flipping fabulous weekend!

It’s hard to tell, but the person in the lower left is airborne (not napping in a tree). Just one of the many things Anteaters do in Aldrich Park. Zot! #UCIPride #TGIF

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ucresearch:

Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles
Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.
“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”
They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.
This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.
Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.
Read More: UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism →

Thanks, ucresearch, for highlighting research at UCI!

ucresearch:

Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles


Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.

“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”

They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.

This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.

Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.

Read More: UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism

Thanks, ucresearch, for highlighting research at UCI!

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