California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?
"Right NOW the state has only about ONE YEAR OF WATER supply LEFT in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain." - ESS Prof Jay Famiglietti in LA Times op-ed
http://ps.uci.edu/news/8565
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We un-boiled an egg!
UC Irvine chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.
http://ps.uci.edu/news/8542
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Read the School's eNewsletter: Physical Matters
"Among other exciting faculty accomplishments, Professor Jonathan Feng was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and Professor Phil Collins was named AAAS Fellow. In Chemistry, Professors Bill Evans, Shaul Mukamel and Larry Overman won American Chemical Society (ACS) National Awards. Most recently, with support from the Beall Family Foundation, our School awarded the 2014 Beall Innovation Awards..." Read more. 
http://ucischoolofphysicalsciences.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/72D3999D61B41EFB/BF6A2587EE64CEC1C68C6A341B5D209E
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Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice
Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years.
http://ps.uci.edu/news/8520
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In the News

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15, 2015—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected the next set of...
Twenty-seven faculty, staff and students from UC Irvine are part of the Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS experiment team.

Loh Down on Science

Sandra Tsing Loh shares The Loh Down on the Chemiscope, the cutting edge tool to observe molecules in action. UCI researchers from the Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) are at the forefront of revolutionizing chemistry.  Check out the 90 second, witty, radio segment below! 

Chemiscope

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05/05/2015
Michael S. Pritchard
Fixing the Cloud Problem in Climate Change Models Michael S. Pritchard UCI Department of Earth System Science May 5, 2015 | UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom | 7:30 - 9:00am  ...
05/14/2015
The 2015 Lauds & Laurels gala will be held on Thursday, May 14, with 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner at the Gateway Plaza. Honoring the best of UC Irvine: Lauds & Laurels event...