|Aug 23, 2010||
In May, when the UCI Alumni Association presented McWilliams with its Lauds & Laurels faculty achievement award, he showed up in his trademark bow tie and a seersucker suit. "Bow ties are just one of the things I like, and I don't mind if they fit in or not," he says. At the Anthill Pub &...
|Aug 19, 2010||
Richard Palais awarded the Lester R. Ford Award
Richard Palais, an adjunct professor in the department of mathematics at UC Irvine, has been awarded the Lester R. Ford Award from the Mathematical Association of America for an article, jointly written with Bob Palais and Steve Rodi, titled "A Disorienting Look at Euler's Theorem on the Axis of a...
|Aug 18, 2010||
UCI wins Sierra Club distinction
UC Irvine is a "cool school," at least according to a survey by the Sierra Club. The fourth annual list recognizes the greenest schools in the nation, according to their commitment to sustainability in energy, efficiency, food, academics, waste management, administration, financial investments and...
|Aug 17, 2010||
Going for gold
All summer, Ervin Meneses has driven an old minivan between his gang-plagued Santa Ana neighborhood and the manicured UC Irvine campus. His parents worried when he was selected for a National Science Foundation high school outreach program by UCI chemistry professor Reginald Penner; his friends...
|Aug 17, 2010||
UCI ranks among nation’s top 10 greenest schools
UC Irvine ranked sixth out of 900 colleges and universities on Sierra Club’s fourth annual Cool Schools list of the nation’s greenest institutions. Its alternative transportation options, such as ZotWheels bike-sharing program, Zipcar rentals and Zimride carpooling, are credited for the distinction...
|Aug 16, 2010||
UCI ranks sixth on Sierra Club's list of greenest U.S. campuses
Irvine, Calif., Aug. 16, 2010 - Let's hear it for ZotWheels, Zipcars and Zimrides. Partly on the strength of these alternative transportation options, UC Irvine ranked sixth among 900 colleges and universities nationwide considered for the Sierra Club's fourth annual Cool Schools list of the...
|Aug 16, 2010||
Sierra Magazine Names America’s Top 20 "Coolest" Schools
Sierra magazine has named the nation’s top 20 "coolest" schools for their efforts to stop climate change and educate students about sustainability. From Green Mountain College's innovative biomass electricity generation to Georgia Tech's sustainable engineering classes, the magazine's September/...
|Aug 13, 2010||
Scientist: Huge Greenland iceberg a sign of warming
When a massive ice island broke off Greenland last week, it looked quite familiar to UC Irvine climate researcher Eric Rignot. Rignot, who has attracted global attention for research showing rapid melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica in response to global warming, was heading to...
|Aug 12, 2010||
Life thrives in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor
Researchers have found compelling evidence for an extensive biological community living in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor. The microbes in this hidden world appear to be an important source of dissolved organic matter in deep ocean water, a finding that could dramatically change ideas about...
|Aug 06, 2010||
Sunshine and tap water? Finding a fuel for the future
“When I was a kid, they told us in the 21st century we'd have cars that fly. I don't have a car that flies, but this is good enough for me.” --Jack Cusick, Clarity driver Imagine a world where all it took to power a car was sunshine and tap water. That isn't a pipe dream but, rather, the...