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Jun 25, 2018 Two from Physical Sciences receive Distinguished Faculty Awards from Academic Senate
Amanda Holton and Alessandra Pantano have been named recipients of the 2018-19 Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching and Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service, respectively, for their significant contributions to the university. These are among the most prestigious...
Jun 19, 2018 Inaugural UCI Innovator Awards Ceremony Recognizes Distinguished Researchers and Inventors
Irvine, Calif., June 19, 2018 – Held at the Cove @ UCI, the inaugural UCI Innovator Awards celebrated researchers and faculty across the campus who are working actively to promote the commercialization of university intellectual property. With generous support from the Beall Family Foundation, UCI...
Jun 19, 2018 Professor Chris Barty wins the 2018 R. W. Wood Prize
Physics & Astronomy Professor Chris Barty won the 2018 R. W. Wood Prize from The Optical Society. He was recognized for foundational innovations that have enabled ultrafast and energetic intense lasers around the world.    Established by OSA in 1975 to honor the many contributions that R.W....
Jun 18, 2018 Three from Physical Sciences honored at Lauds & Laurels Awards Ceremony
Professors Vy Dong and William Evans, and Director of Facilities Rick Fruchey were honored at the annual Lauds & Laurels Award Ceremony for their commitment and contributions to their fields and to the School of Physical Sciences. The sparkling celebration took place on May 31, 2018 at the...
Jun 18, 2018 Three UCI School of Physical Sciences Faculty Earn Prestigious NSF Early Career Awards
Three faculty from the UCI School of Physical Sciences have received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development Awards to support their research, which also includes educational programs for middle school through college-age students. Our 2018 winners are assistant...
Jun 18, 2018 Seven Physical Sciences Students Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Seven UCI School of Physical Sciences students earned graduate research fellowships and ten received honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this Spring. The competitive NSF fellowship acknowledges graduate and senior undergraduate students who have demonstrated potential for...
Jun 18, 2018 Student Spotlight: Bianca Ceballos
Bianca Myriah Ceballos was always curious about the world around her, but coming from a family with immigrant parents and being the first in her family to pursue college education, the path wasn’t always so clear. “For me, my path to college and then graduate school was like walking through a dimly...
Jun 18, 2018 Andy Borovik wins the 2018 F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry Professor Andy Borovik won the 2018 F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He was recognized for demonstrating that synthetic inorganic chemistry can harness the power of noncovalent interactions to regulate local environments around...
Jun 16, 2018 Melting of Antarctic ice sheet has tripled in the last decade, study says
The rapidly melting ice is causing sea levels to rise faster today than any time in the past 25 years, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
Jun 12, 2018 Founding professor of math donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries
Irvine, Calif., June 12, 2018 – The University of California, Irvine Libraries have received the personal papers and professional records of Edward O. Thorp, a founding professor of mathematics, hedge fund manager, blackjack player and author of The New York Times best-seller Beat the Dealer, the...

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