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Michael Prather

NOAA names Michael Prather to climate assessment panel

Michael Prather, UCI professor of Earth system science, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment by the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration. The panel provides input on climate assessment activities to NOAA, which relays the information to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Prather’s term lasts […]

Academic Senate announces Distinguished Faculty Awards

Eight UCI faculty members will be honored by the Academic Senate at a November ceremony for their accomplishments in teaching, research and public service, the three components of the University of California mission. “Recipients of the Academic Senate’s Distinguished Faculty Awards are selected by the Committee on Scholarly Honors & Awards,” said Alan Terricciano, professor […]

UCI’s James, Mark join panels at prestigious Aspen Ideas Fest

Two of UCI’s most high-profile researchers are featured at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, at which leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of current innovations and issues. On Friday, June 24, UCI vector biologist Anthony James participated in a panel on recent advances in gene editing that […]

Michael Prather wins Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award

Michael Prather, professor of Earth system science at UCI, has won the California Air Resources Board’s elite Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award for fundamental contributions to the scientific understanding of the role and impacts of various air pollutants and greenhouse gases. His research group integrates global modeling with satellite measurements of the composition and chemistry of […]

UCI epigenetics center hosts Saudi university president

In 2014, UCI’s Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia forged a partnership to advance research on how genes and metabolism shape our bodies and minds. This far-reaching effort shows the potential to provide a blueprint for personalized medicine, and on June 23, KAUST President […]

Ken Janda

Ken Janda named to second 5-year term as dean

Kenneth C. Janda has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the UCI School of Physical Sciences, effective July 1. The announcement came from Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia. During the last five years, the school has continued to climb in rankings and attract outstanding new faculty and graduate students, and […]

Walk this way: New pedestrian bridge to connect campus community

The walkway that will connect Mesa Court housing to the UCI Student Center is more than just a bridge. It’s a way to maintain a cohesive campus environment, increase pedestrian safety and provide better access from dorms to the Student Center for mobility-impaired students, said Wendell Brase, vice chancellor for administrative & business services. “It’s […]

UCI chemists help find way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic bottles, bags and other trash littering the oceans and clogging landfills could be turned into reusable fuel, thanks to research by the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan is among those who have figured out how to dissolve the strong bonds […]

UCI’s ‘Fifty for 50’ community engagement challenge wins award

University of California, Irvine was recognized Thursday, June 9, for innovative programming at the Association of California Cities – Orange County’s 5th Annual Golden Hub of Innovation Awards. In the public engagement category, the campus received kudos for its “Fifty for 50 Campus Challenge: A Celebration of Community Engagement at UCI.” It established a campuswide […]

UCI and Kia Motors study electric vehicles, power grids

Kia Motors of America is providing six electric cars to University of California, Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program as part of an initiative to study the role of auto batteries in advanced electrical grids. “The rapidly evolving coupling of vehicles and the electric grid requires planning based on informed decisions supported by the market-based, […]