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UCI Gets $1.3M for Lung Device Work

Four University of California-Irvine materials science and engineering researchers will receive $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation for work that could be used to develop lung disease treatments.

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Kia Signs LeBron James as New Brand Ambassador

Kia Motors America selected Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James as its K900 Luxury Ambassador.

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NB Council to Vote on Airport Deal

The Newport Beach City Council is set tonight to vote on a new amendment to an agreement that governs operations at John Wayne Airport.

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Yard House Parent Names Interim Chief

Irvine-based Yard House USA Inc. parent company Darden Restaurants Inc. named President and Chief Operating Officer Gene Lee its interim chief executive.

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Island Hotel Opens Foodie Space

The Island Hotel Newport Beach plans to open Market Place, its retail craft food and drink offering inside the hotel, this week.

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NB Firms Partner on Golf

Preferred Hotel Group and Private Club Marketing will work together on a new program to increase hotel nights, golf course play and private club membership satisfaction for the two companies’ clients.

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Irvine Ad Tech Firm Merges

Future Ads LLC, an Irvine-based advertising technology company, said it will merge with Jersey City, N.J.-based Kitara Media Corp., which focuses on video advertising.

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JWA Aims for 10M Fliers in 2015

John Wayne Airport expects just less than 10 million air passengers next year—an 8.7% increase over the expected 9.2 million this year, the airport said.

College Campuses Craft Commerce

EDUCATION: OC schools aim to breed viable commercial enterprises

Orange County colleges and universities are going beyond education to cultivation.

Healthcare Behind Another Big Move in Mission Viejo

REAL ESTATE: 4-story office planned next to Mission Hospital

A four-story medical office development is being planned for a spot across the street from Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo in the latest big real estate deal involving property next to the St. Joseph Health-run facility.

Colleges Increasingly Engage Companies on Business

Research Meets Real Life In Industry Applications

The ivory tower is lowering the drawbridge as Orange County’s college campuses more directly connect their research and education efforts with business concerns.

Higher Ed Nonprofit Efforts Span County, Globe

EDUCATION: Research, Charity, Social Change Programs Up

Some of the smaller colleges and universities in Orange County are increasing nonprofit work, ranging from research and study—already within the scope of a school—to local charitable efforts and global social change.

Allergan’s Obvious Reply: Gross X 2; Gilyard’s A List

Would-be raiders Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman appear to be running out of room for their argument that Allergan CEO David Pyott and his fellow board members overlook shareholders as they fight the hostile bid for the Irvine-based drug maker.

OC Law Schools Up ABA Ante, Raise Bar on Skills

Further Integrate ‘Practice Ready’ Trend in Training

The “practice-ready” trend in law schools that began taking shape locally last year heated up this summer when the American Bar Association House of Delegates revised its Standard 303 to increase the number of credit hours.

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Yard House Parent Replaces Board

Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent company of Irvine-based Yard House USA Inc., said it has named a new board of directors based on preliminary reports of a shareholder vote.