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UCI Hopes Campus Collaboration Leads To Cybersecurity Institute

TECHNOLOGY: Computer science, law, engineering schools drive effortUniversity of California-Irvine is in the early stages of establishing a cybersecurity research institute that will become the first of its kind in the state with a national scope and profile.

By Chris Casacchia May 23, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Chapman Creates VP for Research

Chapman University named Thomas Piechota its first vice president of research, effective Sept. 1.

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JWA Traffic Up 8% in April

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic increased about 8% in April compared with the same month last year.

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Carbon-Capture Co. Gets $29M

Costa Mesa-based Newlight Technologies LLC, founded to make technology that captures and converts carbon and methane into plastics, received $29.2 million in “Form D” venture funding, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

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UCI Law School PR Manager Dies

The University of California-Irvine School of Law community is mourning the loss of Rizza Barnes, who died May 21.

Cities, Hoteliers Dig Data When It Comes to Business

Destination Marketers, Others Hunt for Ways to Stand Out

More local cities, marketing groups and hotel companies are using data to decide how to reel in new business.

Q&A

Orange County is known for drawing visitors from across California and the rest of the country—and from many points around the world. Less attention goes to day-trippers, or those who come to Orange County without staying overnight, yet make a significant contribution to the tourism industry. The Business Journal’s Paul Hughes asked some local tourism and hotel executives about the value of what turns out to be a big segment of their business, and how they work to attract day-trippers to the county. Here are edited excerpts of their responses:

New Hotel, a Few Room Tweaks, Shuffle Ranks

HOSPITALITY: Great Wolf raises top 50 to 21,508 rooms

There have been a few changes on a list that rarely sees them.

Details of Pending Abbott-St. Jude Merger Unclear

HEALTHCARE: Combo to make both more competitive

It’s not yet clear how Abbott Laboratories’ pending $25 billion buy of St. Jude Medical Inc. will impact the latter’s Orange County operations.

HB Luxury Hotel Adds to Developer’s High-End Tilt

Pacific Hospitality Walks Line Between Resorts and Chains

This week’s opening of Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach marks the seventh high-end property out of 10 in owner-operator Pacific Hospitality Group’s stable.

Theme Park Company Buys NY Property

Apex Parks Group LLC in Aliso Viejo bought Martin’s Fantasy Island theme park in Grand Island, N.Y., on undisclosed terms.

Augmented Reality Product Picked for China Pitch

CandyBAR Delivers Images to Mobile Devices

Irvine-based Candy Lab, which has developed an augmented reality product intended to help businesses attract consumers, is one of eight companies selected by the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale to pitch to venture capitalists, angel investors, and government officials in China.

Pyott Slated to Return to Spotlight at Eye Conference

Will Be Interviewed By Another Company Veteran

David Pyott, retired chief executive and chairman of Allergan Inc., now Allergan PLC, will be the headliner next month at the annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit put on by OCTANe, an Aliso Viejo-based booster group for life sciences and other forms of technology.

Vietnamese Style, Heritage Celebrated at Fashion Week

Event Showcased SoCal, Vietnam-Based Designers

Viet Fashion Week, showcasing designers of Vietnamese heritage, was held over the weekend outside the Westminster Mall.

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UCI Eye Institute Gets $2M

University of California-Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute received a $2 million gift from the Discovery Eye Foundation in Los Angeles.