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Oct 03, 2018 NSF increases physics, astronomy scholarship funding for underserved Californians
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 3, 2018 – The University of California, Irvine is one of nine UC and 15 California State University campuses to share in an expanded five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for scholarships through the Cal-Bridge program, which helps promising students...
Oct 02, 2018 UCI scientists push microscopy to sub-molecular resolution
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 2, 2018 – Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules. With the aid of a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers in UCI’s Center for Chemistry at the Space-...
Oct 02, 2018 The American Dream, Vy Dong
In Vy M. Dong’s chemistry lab, everyone is part of the family. “We have undergrads all the way up to postdoctoral fellows, many living far from home,” she says, adding that one student has a 5-year-old daughter in China and several others hail from equally distant places. “They left everything...
Oct 01, 2018 UCI named ‘top rising star’ by Nature Index
The Nature Index has identified UCI as the most improved institution in North America in terms of the number of papers published in high-quality journals between 2015 and 2017. The index, launched in 2014, is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships that tracks...
Sep 27, 2018 Oxide materials discovery may advance electronic device development
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 –  Materials scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have made a breakthrough discovery in the study of oxide heterostructures, substances that have the potential to revolutionize advanced electronics, memory technologies and...
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...

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