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Dec 13, 2011 Accidental Scientist Hawks ‘Online Marketplace for Brains’
Jeremy Howard is not a data scientist. Except that, well, he is. At the University of Melbourne, he studied philosophy. Then he tackled the metaphysics of business operations, spending the better part of a decade with management consulting outfits AT Kearney and McKinsey & Company. And then he...
Dec 12, 2011 New Exhibit on Sherwood Rowland's Ground-Breaking Research
The UCI Libraries new exhibit, Discovery of a Lifetime: F. Sherwood Rowland and the Ozone Layer, is now on display in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Exhibit Gallery. This exciting new exhibit celebrates the research contributions of world-renowned atmospheric scientist F. Sherwood "...
Dec 09, 2011 On Ice Shelf, a Hunt for Ghostly Particles
A UC Irvine team is braving fierce wind chill on a vast Antarctic ice shelf to capture one of science’s most elusive prey: ghostly particles called neutrinos that could carry secrets from the depths of the universe. The three scientists and their support team are setting up detectors that will tune...
Nov 18, 2011 Chile, Greenland Glacier Study: $2 million
A UC Irvine scientist will receive a $2.2 million grant to study glaciers in Chile and Greenland, potentially shedding further light on the links among vanishing glaciers, rising sea levels and a warming planet. Eric Rignot, a researcher at UC Irvine and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena...
Nov 18, 2011 F. Sherwood Rowland, UCI Nobel Laureate, Has Groundbreaking Climate Research on Exhibit
​An exhibition celebrating the research contributions of Nobel laureate and UC Irvine chemistry professor F. Sherwood "Sherry" Rowland opens this evening in the Langson Library at UCI. Ralph J. Cicerone, the National Academy of Sciences president who was UCI's dean of the School of Physical...
Nov 15, 2011 Deep Green: Long-Term Zero-Carbon Power for the 21st Century
On October 18, 2011, Dr. Shaka gave a lecture as part of the 2011-2012 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series in which he proposed nuclear technology as the solution to obtaining clean energy. Dr. Shaka believes that continued burning of fossil fuels, with the large influx of...
Nov 14, 2011 A Fruitful Career
UC Irvine’s Sheryl Tsai has earned international recognition for research showing how biologically active molecules can be used to create drugs improving human health. But a large brass orb on her office desk reveals another passion. Given to her in 2007 by dean Al Bennett, it’s a Golden Apple...
Nov 11, 2011 Ocean Temperatures Can Predict Amazon Fire Season Severity
By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and funded by NASA has created a model that can successfully predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South...
Nov 11, 2011 Forecasting Fire Season Severity in South America Using Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies
Deforestation and forest degradation in South America contribute to anthropogenic carbon emissions and regional and global climate change. Fire is the dominant method for converting forest to cropland or pasture, and fires account for approximately half of the carbon emissions from deforestation...
Nov 11, 2011 Amazon Fire Season 'Linked to Ocean Temperature'
A team of US scientists found there was a correlation between El Nino patterns in the Pacific and fire activity in the eastern Amazon. Writing in the journal Science, they say they also found a link between Atlantic SST changes and fires in southern areas of South America. They said the data could...

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