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Jan 18, 2017 UCI researchers map oceanic troughs below ice sheets in West Antarctica
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 – University of California, Irvine glaciologists have uncovered large oceanic valleys beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the subsurface troughs enable warm,...
Jan 17, 2017 Tell Trump: Combat climate change
As the inauguration nears, KCRW is asking locals what they’d like to tell Trump before he takes office. For Michael Prather, a professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine, climate change is top of mind. He says that science around climate change is always evolving  and although the situation is...
Jan 10, 2017 Presidential Early Career Award goes to Jenny Yang
Jenny Yang, UCI assistant professor of chemistry, has received a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The president bestows the...
Jan 10, 2017 Chemist gets Presidential Early Career Award
Aaron Esser-Kahn, UCI assistant professor of chemistry, has won a 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The grants are bestowed...
Jan 05, 2017 Richard Schoen wins 2017 Wolf Prize in mathematics
Richard Schoen has been awarded the 2017 Wolf Prize in mathematics for his contributions to geometric analysis and the understanding of the interconnectedness of partial differential equations and differential geometry. The UCI professor of mathematics, who holds the department’s Excellence in...
Dec 15, 2016 Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Nancy Huynh, B.S. Chemistry, Class of 2017
Nancy Huynh is currently a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Irvine working on completing her degree in Chemistry. In addition to her course work, Nancy performs undergraduate research in the Van Vranken Group. The group pioneered a palladium-catalyzed carbenylative cross coupling reaction...
Dec 15, 2016 Alumni Spotlight: Jeanette Lee, B.S. Earth & Environmental Sciences, Class of 2013
Jeanette Lee, also known as Jeannie, is a UCI alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences and a minor in Political Science in 2013. When she wasn’t enjoying the sunny California weather or dodging bikes as she made it across Aldrich Park for class, Jeannie...
Dec 13, 2016 UCI Lauds & Laurels event will celebrate contributions of 19 prominent alumni
Irvine, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 — The University of California, Irvine Alumni Association will bestow its highest honor, the Lauds & Laurels Extraordinarius award, upon Gary Singer ’74, senior adviser to RSI Holding and RSI Development and a member of the UCI Foundation’s board of trustees, for...
Dec 05, 2016 Undergraduate student Priya Kaur awarded a 2016 SACNAS Award
Earth system science undergraduate student Priya Kaur was awarded a 2016 Student Presentation Award by the Society of Chicano/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The award recognized her research presentation on "Evaluating the Influence of Size Variability and Salinity Gradients on...
Dec 05, 2016 Undergraduate student Samantha Ruelas awarded a 2016 SACNAS Award
Chemistry undergraduate student Samantha Ruelas was awarded a 2016 Student Presentation Award by the Society of Chicano/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The award recognized her research on "Investigation of Ruthenium Hydride Acidity in Water and Formate Production” at the 2016...

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