Day: April 30, 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.