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Sep 26, 2018 UCI Starts Work on Science & Engineering Building
Work has started on a sizeable new science and engineering facility at the University of California-Irvine, designed to foster cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences. Construction work is now underway for UCI’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering...
Sep 25, 2018 Shipping in ice-free Arctic Ocean could have cooling effect on climate, simulations show
Sea ice is melting due to global warming, enabling greater maritime access to the Arctic Ocean. Emissions from transoceanic cargo ships taking advantage of this could either warm the climate further by darkening snow and ice surfaces or cool it by enhancing cloud reflectance. In a study published...
Sep 20, 2018 Greenland’s Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected. See Them in 360°
For centuries, the enormous ice sheet covering the Arctic island of Greenland has been relatively stable. So when NASA scientists realized that Greenland’s glaciers had begun melting much faster than expected, they were puzzled — and alarmed: If all of Greenland’s ice sheet were to melt, it’s...
Sep 12, 2018 UCI ranked highest-ever 7th among public universities in 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 11, 2018 UCI Joins in Launch of New NSF-funded Data Science and Climate Initiative
September 11, 2018 - Investigators from UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science, and School of Physical Sciences will work together in a new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, to perfect the use of data science in...
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...

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