Day: June 7, 2019

Matthew P. Canepa is named to endowed chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Matthew P. Canepa has been installed as the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History & Archaeology of Ancient Iran within UCI’s Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies and affiliated with the campus’s Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture. Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a private foundation that […]

Astronomers find atypically evolved galaxy with tightly packed dark matter at its core

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, UCI astronomers have identified a galaxy with an unexpectedly high amount of dark matter at its core. Descended from a family of galaxies called “red nuggets” that formed relatively soon after the Big Bang but were stalled in their growth about 10 billion years ago, Markarian 1216 has […]

Laurel Wilkening, third UCI chancellor and noted planetary scientist, dies at 74

She led campus during era of impressive growth in national recognition, academic quality