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May 18, 2015 Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Assistant professor Jennifer Prescher is one of 13 researchers to win prestigious 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards.  This award acknowledges young academic researchers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and contributions to both research in the chemical sciences and education...
May 15, 2015 A Large Chunk of Antarctica May Disappear Into the Ocean By 2020
A 618-square mile section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf has been melting away and may disappear into the ocean entirely by 2020, according to a new study. The area is the last remaining section of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf that partially collapsed in 2002. “These are warning signs that the...
May 13, 2015 Mathematics professor Jeff Streets wins NSF CAREER Award
UCI assistant professor Jeff Streets won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to a young faculty member. Streets will get more than $400,000 to support his research in geometric flows and four-dimensional geometry. “The primary goal of this...
May 13, 2015 Nestlé Waters CEO isn't stopping bottling in California, says new tech will save millions of gallons
“Absolutely not. In fact, if I could increase it, I would.” This was the answer Nestlé Waters North America CEO Tim Brown gave when Jay Famiglietti, a hydrologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, asked him whether he would ever consider moving his company's bottling operations out of California during...
May 13, 2015 Mathematics and physics professor Jun Allard wins NSF CAREER Award
UCI assistant professor Jun Allard won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, one of the most prestigious awards available to a young faculty member. Allard will get more than $400,000 to support his research developing a mathematical framework for elucidating the role of mechanics at...
May 08, 2015 Professor Keith Moore Selected for CESM Distinguished Achievement Award
Professor Keith Moore of the Department of Earth System Science was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Community Earth System Model (CESM) Distinguished Achievement Award. Professor Moore has made significant contributions to the development of the ocean ecosystem and biogeochemical components...
May 05, 2015 UCI gets $1.25 million NASA grant to create research opportunities for Cal State L.A. minority students
NASA has awarded UCI $1.25 million as part of a new $5 million research center at Cal State Los Angeles for STEM education, with an emphasis on minority students in areas such as climate change, hydrology, computational physics and data science. The effort will be supported by UCI’s Data Science...
Apr 29, 2015 UCI’s Shaul Mukamel elected to National Academy of Sciences
Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2015 – Shaul Mukamel, a UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of chemistry who probes molecular secrets using ultrafast pulses of laser light, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Mukamel, 67, joins 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced April 28...
Apr 29, 2015 Times Higher Education ranks UCI first among US universities younger than 50 for fourth year in a row
For the fourth consecutive year, UC Irvine is ranked first among U.S. universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education. UC Irvine has been the top U.S. university and in the top 10 worldwide each year since THE’s 100 Under 50 list was introduced in 2012. UC Irvine officially celebrates its...
Apr 24, 2015 Hubble in pictures: astronomers' top picks
In this special feature, we have invited top astronomers to handpick the Hubble Space Telescope image that has the most scientific relevance to them. The images they’ve chosen aren’t always the colourful glory shots that populate the countless “best of” galleries around the internet, but rather...

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