Month: September 2013

On track for clean energy

UCI will host – and compete in – the California Challenge, which pits alternative-fuel race cars against each other

EPA deputy administrator joins UCI students for Earth-friendly lunch

Bob Perciasepe, the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator, joined the cafeteria line today at the University of California, Irvine, where he shared a zero-waste lunch with students and commended the campus on its zero-waste and food recovery achievements. UC Irvine’s zero-waste program diverts from landfills 83 percent of the campus’s total waste materials by recycling, reusing and composting. In addition, the university has increased its food waste diversion from 90 tons in 2010 to 500 tons in 2012, when it joined the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

Dan Crout hanging banner

Stubbing out a bad habit

With UCI vowing to be smoke-free by Jan. 1, an expert addresses the use of alternative tobacco products

EPA deputy administrator to honor UCI for reducing food waste

EVENT: Bob Perciasepe, deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will commend UC Irvine for successfully reducing food waste on campus by 80 percent through the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. Perciasepe will participate in a zero-waste lunch at Mesa Commons, UC Irvine’s oldest dining hall, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the campus’s approach to […]

California Challenge national ‘green’ student auto race hosted by UCI to run Oct. 5, 6

EVENT: Top high school and college teams from across California and the U.S. compete on the track to see whose “alternative fuel” car can go the farthest in one hour on one dollar’s worth of any energy source. WHEN: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: practice laps and media availability 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5: time trials […]

We did it!

UCI breaks world record for largest water-blaster battle in wet Welcome Week event

Political science professor appointed Tierney Chair

Etel Solingen, Chancellor’s Professor of political science, has been named the Thomas T. & Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Global Peace & Conflict Studies.

Professor Andrew Palermo

Autism moves

Teaching children the language of dance

UCI co-hosting Calit2 symposium on open learning

Leaders in technology and education will convene Sept. 26 and 27 at the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology on the UC Irvine campus for a symposium on open learning systems and the future of higher education.

UCI named to Princeton Review’s ‘Green Honor Roll’

UC Irvine has landed a spot on The Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll,” which highlights campuses dedicated to sustainability via energy use, recycling, food services, buildings and transportation as well as academic offerings and environmental action plans.