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Nov 21, 2016 9 UCI researchers named AAAS fellows
Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from anthropology and psychology to computer science and biology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A total of 391 AAAS members are...
Nov 21, 2016 Cement's greenhouse gas a harm to the environment? UCI study say not so much
The key ingredient in bridges, roads, building foundations and skyscrapers – cement – has long been viewed as a significant contributor of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. But a study released Monday by researchers at UC Irvine found that the material’s carbon footprint might not be as bad as...
Nov 18, 2016 Today's Energy System Could Blow Paris Climate Goals
JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Amid whiffs of chemicals and the electric hum of transformers, Kraftwerk Jaenschwalde rises like an ash-colored fortress over a landscape disfigured by decades of open-pit coal mining. The communist-era colossus in eastern Germany is one of Europe's dirtiest power plants,...
Nov 18, 2016 Lawrence Benveniste ’72 commits $5 million to support mathematics at UCI and UC Berkeley
Dual UC Alumnus doubles the impact of his legacy through strategic planning “I think the University of California is the best public university system in the country,” says dual alumnus Lawrence Benveniste, who earned a B.S. in mathematics at UC Irvine in 1972 and a Ph.D. in mathematics at UC...
Nov 16, 2016 Professor Chris Vanderwal receives Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
UCI professor Chris Vanderwal received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, which recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry. The award includes $40,000 unrestricted research funds to use towards his research in natural product synthesis. “My research...
Nov 15, 2016 In ocean carbon recycling, size matters
The journal Nature Geoscience published a study today from UCI Earth system scientists on the size-reactivity continuum in the ocean carbon cycle. Detrital (not living) organic matter is a very large reservoir of carbon stored in the world’s oceans; it’s roughly equal in size to the amount of...
Nov 09, 2016 Chasing fireflies from prairie to lab
Growing up on the prairies of rural Minnesota, young Jennifer Prescher couldn’t have known that the fireflies she hunted on summer evenings would inspire her future career. “They glow through a process of bioluminescence,” says Prescher, associate professor of chemistry at the University of...
Nov 09, 2016 A mission to invent a bottle that takes the salt out of saltwater
The planet has a water problem. Despite all the videos you may have seen of raging rivers and double-digit downpours, the greater peril lies with too little, rather than too much water. It’s one of Earth’s great paradoxes—a place that has 70 percent of its surface covered with liquid facing the...
Nov 08, 2016 This should be California’s next step on climate change
California has long been recognized as a global leader in addressing climate change, and rightly so. Our aggressive policies supporting clean energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas limits are showing the world that a thriving economy can also be a climate-safe economy. But there’s a catch....
Nov 07, 2016 Ralph Cicerone, fourth UCI chancellor and acclaimed scientist, dies at 73
Irvine, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 – Ralph J. Cicerone, fourth chancellor of the University of California, Irvine and internationally acclaimed atmospheric chemist, died Saturday, Nov. 5. He was 73. Cicerone’s research helped shape environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and globally. As...

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