Month: August 2018

Chilling with recycled water: UCI, Irvine Ranch Water District celebrate plant conversion to save 80 million gallons of drinkable water each year

EVENT:  Officials from UCI and the Irvine Ranch Water District are hosting a celebration of UCI’s renovated Central Plant, which has been retrofitted to use recycled water for cooling campus buildings. WHEN/WHERE:  10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Central Plant loading dock (outside bldg. 902, grid E6 on campus map: INFORMATION:  Parking is available […]

UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center to host 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture will host the 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, a series of events celebrating Iranian scholarship and culture. The four-day conference will bring together hundreds of experts, students, academic and nonacademic researchers, and aficionados of Iranian studies for a range of panels, […]

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

Possession, not use, of a mobile phone counteracts feelings of isolation, UCI-led study finds

A pipeline to higher education

Now 25 years old, UCI’s Summer Scholars Transfer Institute continues to empower local community college students

UCI engineers host workshops in East Africa on UCI-developed precipitation technology

Since water is increasingly scarce in arid East Africa, the region’s scientists and engineers have an ongoing need to know about the latest satellite precipitation data and information systems. Experts from UCI’s Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing traveled to Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in July to host workshops for government meteorologists and researchers from […]

UCI professor of education gets grant to help stem student phenomenon of ‘summer melt’

June Ahn, UCI associate professor of education, has been awarded a two-year, $397,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences under its researcher-practitioner partnerships program. His project will explore how to scale mentorship via a text messaging application that incorporates social and emotional supports to help stem “summer melt,” in which motivated and academically prepared […]

National Academy of Education names UCI sociologist Paul Hanselman a Spencer Fellow

Paul Hanselman, UCI assistant professor of sociology, has been named a 2018 National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The honor, which includes $70,000 in grant funding and is awarded annually to 30 early-career scholars engaged in critical areas of education research, supports Hanselman’s study of conditions fostering a growth mindset in school-age students. “Recent […]

Paul Merage School of Business receives gift for endowed fund at the Center for Real Estate

The Paul Merage School of Business has received a $100,000 gift from the Bixby Land Co. to support the creation of a new endowed fund at the Center for Real Estate. The Bill Halford Family & Bixby Land Co. Student Award will provide merit-based monetary assistance to graduate or undergraduate students who have demonstrated a […]

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, UCI study finds

Temperature increases during dry periods outpace average climate warming

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

Such adverse natal outcomes are linked to intergenerational health, socioeconomic disadvantages