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Sep 12, 2018 UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities b U.S. News & World Report
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10, 2018 — U.S. News & World Report has rated the University of California, Irvine the seventh-best public university in the country in its 2019 Best Colleges evaluation, released today. UCI also placed 33rd among all American universities – public and private – marking...
Sep 12, 2018 ‘Cloud computing’ takes on new meaning for scientists
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 11, 2018 — Clouds may be wispy puffs of water vapor drifting through the sky, but they’re heavy lifting computationally for scientists wanting to factor them into climate simulations. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, the Ludwig Maximilian University of...
Sep 07, 2018 UCI physicist Jing Xia wins Macronix Prize
Jing Xia, UCI associate professor of physics & astronomy, has been awarded the 2017 Macronix Prize by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers. Also called the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, the honor is given to early-career faculty researchers of Chinese...
Sep 07, 2018 Steven Davis to be awarded Macelwane Medal
The American Geophysical Union will award its 2018 James B. Macelwane Medal to Steven Davis, UCI associate professor of Earth system science. The medal is given annually to a small group of early-career researchers for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences. The AGU noted Davis’ work...
Aug 29, 2018 Renowned UCI chemist supports breakthroughs in Armenian Studies
Ara Apkarian, Distinguished Professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, is known in scientific circles as a breakthrough chemist who, for instance, led the team that captured the first-ever moving images of a molecule breathing, by shifting from one quantum state to another. In...
Aug 09, 2018 We Know West Antarctica Is Melting. Is the East In Danger, Too?
ALONG THE COAST of West Antarctica, glaciers are retreating at alarming rates, crumbling as warm waters chew at their fragile edges. But for years, scientists thought that the glaciers of East Antarctica—the hulking ice sheet on the other half of the continent, nearly three miles thick in some...
Jul 31, 2018 Professor Toshiki Tajima wins 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics
Professor Toshiki Tajima wins 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics   Physicist Toshiki (Toshi) Tajima has been named laureate of the 2018 Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics. The prestigious international award, granted by the Division of Plasma Physics under the Association of Asia Pacific...
Jul 26, 2018 Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find
Irvine, Calif., July 26, 2018 – A team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine has found evidence of significant mass loss in East Antarctica’s Totten and Moscow University glaciers, which, if they fully collapsed, could add 5 meters (16.4 feet) to the global sea level. In a paper...
Jul 23, 2018 Mathematics Deciphering Health and Music
Natalia Komarova sees mathematics as a universal language that will help us understand science, music, health and many other disciplines. And her diverse research is proving just that. The UCI Chancellor’s professor and School of Physical Sciences mathematics professor applies mathematics to...
Jul 09, 2018 Ask a Leader: Chemists Know!
Some Real Fireworks with Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian UCI chemistry Professors Joonhee Lee and Ara Apkarian blow our minds with their nano, hyper nano single molecule electromechanical sensor proposition; a heady technology with consequential applications. Listen to the podcast here!  

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