Month: April 2014

John Southon and Benjamin Fuller

Down to the bones

UC Irvine researchers sort out the sticky situation at the La Brea Tar Pits by refining methods for measuring the age of fossils

W.M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Time travelers

Scientists use radiocarbon dating to analyze everything from the world’s oldest shoe to sediment samples that shed light on global climate change.

UCI again ranks first among U.S. universities younger than 50

UC Irvine ranked first among U.S. universities under 50 years old – and seventh worldwide – in a report released today by Times Higher Education. UC Irvine has been the top U.S. university and in the top-10 worldwide each year since the THE’s “100 Under 50” rankings were introduced three years ago. UC Irvine will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 and is the youngest institution in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Oladele Ogunseitan joins UCGHI board of directors

Oladele Ogunseitan, professor and chair of public health, has joined the UC Global Health Institute’s board of directors as UC Irvine representative. He replaces Dr. Sheldon Greenfield, who has served on the board since UCGHI’s founding. Joining Ogunseitan on the board is Kim Wilcox, Chancellor of UC Riverside. Ogunseitan studies disease associated with pollution and […]

Poli sci grad student receives State Department scholarship

Brian Denny, a UC Irvine doctoral student in political science, has received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study in China this summer. Only about 550 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students are awarded the funding annually. Denny studies Chinese domestic politics and is interested in political participation and the relationship between the […]

A gamble of global proportions

UCI’s Michael Prather is a lead author on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

UC Irvine seeking artists for 50th anniversary book cover

UC Irvine’s 50th Anniversary Committee is seeking ideas from artists interested in creating a distinct and original work of art for the cover of a 176-page, glossy coffee-table book that will track the campus’s rise to prominence over its first 50 years.

UCI's Baker wins lifetime achievement award for research in occupational, environmental medicine

Professor Dean Baker, M.D., longtime director of UC Irvine’s Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, has won the Kehoe Award for Excellence from the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine for a lifetime of research focused on children’s environmental health, workplace epidemiology, and stress as a factor in cardiovascular disease and immune function.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o elected AAAS fellow

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature, has been named a 2014 fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Students playing basketball

Explaining exercise

New campus initiative fosters interdisciplinary study of how physical activity promotes good health.