The UC Irvine School of Physical Sciences today announced the creation of the Ralph J. & Carol M. Cicerone Graduate Fellowship In Earth System Science for doctoral students. The fellowship, endowed at $200,000, will support research resulting in journal publications and/or for the student’s dissertation. Graduate student Ray Anderson, working with department chair Michael Goulden, will receive the inaugural fellowship, made possible with generous gifts from the Cicerones and other gracious donors. Ralph Cicerone (pictured), UCI chancellor emeritus, leads the National Academy of Sciences.