Press Releases

May 6, 2021
I am saddened to announce the passing of Jorg Meyer, UCI’s glassblower, and much-loved member of the UCI Physical Sciences family.  Through his work fabricating glassware and stainless-steel solvent purification systems for research laboratories, Jorg made enormous contributions to the safety of chemical laboratories at UCI and around the world. He was an expert in the design and construction of highly complex, one-of-a-kind technical apparatus. Aside from being an iconic glassblower, Jorg was…
May 5, 2021
Intense, wide-spread melting events in Greenland, such as one in July 2012 that touched nearly every part of the massive island’s frozen slab, are catastrophic, but they still account for only a small portion of the total deterioration of the ice sheet, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine. 
Apr 29, 2021
The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.
Apr 8, 2021
Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.
Apr 7, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 5, 2021
UCI-led team reports that an increase in lightning will drive both wildfires and warming above Arctic Circle.
Mar 3, 2021
While 64 countries cut their fossil fuel emissions between 2016 and 2019, an international team of researchers, including an Earth system scientist at UCI, stressed that an even more pronounced…
Jan 18, 2021
Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt – a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator – according to researchers at the University of…
Jan 7, 2021
A theory, designed by UCI chemists, provides a new way to model molecules. The method is akin to a "golden shortcut," leveraging the part of calculations that most existing theories get right, but skipping over the parts that create errors.
Jan 5, 2021
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 — Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new deep-learning framework that predicts gene regulation at the single-cell level.
Dec 7, 2020
Study shows health and socio-economic costs extended far beyond burned areas
Oct 8, 2020
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 8, 2020­ – An international team of researchers – including Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine – recently completed the most thorough review yet of…