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UHTTF Study Is Complete ICHA Begins to Implement Recommendations

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: , , |

The University Hills Transportation Task Force (UHTTF), a group of resident volunteers led by former HRB Chairman Steve Cauffman, was assembled in 2016 to coordinate resident input in determining the infrastructure changes necessary to improve the flow of traffic and the safety of pedestrians, bike riders and drivers in University Hills. The task force brought [...]

University Hills Campus Food Pantry Bin Is Taking Donations

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

A food collection bin benefitting the Fresh Basic Needs Hub campus food pantry is now installed in the Community Center Lounge. The bin is accepting all non-perishable foods and toiletries. Items will be picked up by food pantry personnel and made available to students at the pantry. The Fresh Basic Needs Hub is the largest food pantry [...]

Resident Eagle Scout Completes UHills Horseshoe Pit

2017-12-22T19:19:52+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

University Hills can add two new horseshoe pits to its growing list of recreational amenities, thanks to Kyle Mumm, a resident who recently completed the competition level pits as his Eagle Scout Project. Mumm, a senior at University High School, said erecting the horseshoe pits wasn’t too difficult, with the exception of some large tree [...]

UHills Neighbors Cut a Deal on Solar

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|Tags: |

When a group of University Hills neighbors got together one evening last year to hear about options for installing rooftop solar panels, negotiating a group discount was not an articulated goal. A handful of residents had gathered to watch a slide show delivered by resident Senait Forthal, a renewable energy consultant. Her neighbor, UCI writer-in-residence [...]

UHills Drone Pilot Captures Birds-Eye View of Area 11

2018-01-08T20:53:10+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight Story|

For Peter Burke, a professor in UCI's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, flying drones is a natural extension of an interest in aviation that goes back to childhood. "My brother and Dad were in the Air Force and I did model aviation as a kid," he said. As an early adopter of drones, Burke [...]

Video Presentation on the Demography of University Hills

2018-01-08T20:53:11+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight Story|

“America's Smartest Neighborhood?  Demographer explores University Hills, the nation's largest on-campus faculty housing complex." With over 1,400 households, an even larger number of doctorates, and more than 4,000 residents and growing, UCI’s University Hills poses unique challenges for development and the cultivation of community. Demographer Ken Chew explores the past, present, and future of this unusual neighborhood. University Hills is [...]

Paleontologists Discover Fare Bird Feather Fossil at University Hills Area 10-2 project

2016-10-10T23:12:33+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Spotlight Story|

Senior Project Manager Benny Vargas from SWCA reported that in 2014, the paleontological monitor at the University Hills Area 10-2 grading operation discovered bird feather fossils, which are an extremely rare and important scientific find. Of the 50 rock deposits in the entire world that have produced feather fossils, only 10 sites are from the [...]

University Hills in the News – KNBC 4

2018-01-08T20:53:11+00:00 September 9th, 2014|Categories: Spotlight Story|

Southern California Edison and the Department of Energy Fund $80 Million Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration Project (ISGD). On August 13th, KNBC-TV Los Angeles broadcasted that Southern California Edison and the Department of Energy are funding an $80 million smart grid project aimed at “analyzing how renewable resources affect the power grid.” KNBC-TV reports that 22 homes [...]

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