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Jan 13, 2011 Academics urge universities to change culture to value teaching as highly as research
The reward systems at universities heavily favor science, math and engineering research at the expense of teaching, which can and must change. That's the conclusion of UC Irvine biology professor Diane K. O'Dowd and research professors at Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts...
Jan 13, 2011 Academics urge universities to change culture to value teaching as highly as research
The reward systems at universities heavily favor science, math and engineering research at the expense of teaching, which can and must change. That's the conclusion of UC Irvine biology professor Diane K. O'Dowd and research professors at Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts...
Jan 13, 2011 American Mathematical Society honors UCI professor for research
Professor Gunther Uhlmann, UCI's Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair in Mathematics, has won the 2011 Maxime Bocher Memorial Prize from the American Mathematical Society. Presented every three years, the prize recognizes an outstanding research paper in the field of mathematical analysis published...
Jan 05, 2011 Making science come alive
Amid the cheerful cacophony of shrieking, hurtling children at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, two young women in red T-shirts work quietly with a trio of 7-year-old girls on a school holiday. “Today we’re doing an experiment. Let’s start by adding 10 drops of the vinegar,” says UC...
Jan 04, 2011 Fool's Gold Finds Use in Thin-Film Solar
Fool’s gold, or pyrite iron persulfide (FeS2), is a waste product of mining that also happens to be a semiconductor. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, may have found a good use for this abundantly available mineral by using it to create thin films that could be useful for thin-...
Jan 03, 2011 Professor Chuu-Lian Terng to speak at 2011 Joint Mathematical Societies Meeting
  UC Irvine Professor of Mathematics, Chuu-Lian Terng, has been invited to give a plenary AMS-MAA address on "Curves, Surfaces, and Solitons" at the 2011 Joint Mathematical Societies meeting. More than 6000 mathematicians will attend the annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)...
Dec 14, 2010 Highlights of 2010 at UCI
In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts — even a Guinness world record. Here are some...
Dec 14, 2010 Let the sun shine
Weeks before an Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a car bomb and WikiLeaks detailed neighboring nations’ fear of Iran’s warhead capabilities, a more peaceful event took place at UC Irvine. A dozen Iranian solar energy scientists met with their American counterparts for a two-day mid-November...
Dec 08, 2010 Hawaii expands push to fuel hydrogen cars
Hawaii may be the first state in the nation to successfully build a fueling infrastructure that will support thousands of hydrogen fuel cell cars.   Today, the Detroit auto manufacturer General Motors, in partnership with the Honolulu-based utility the Gas Co., announced they are partnering with 10...
Dec 08, 2010 Three professors, grad student win Fulbright Scholarships
Three UCI faculty members and one graduate student have received lucrative Fulbright Scholarships to continue their academic pursuits abroad in 2010-11. Studio art professor Yong Soon Min is in South Korea for her project, "Women in Love: Melodramas of Romance & Intimacy in Korean Television."...

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