EVENT:  UCI will host a two-day symposium on air quality research and a ceremony in honor of Rowland Hall’s designation as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. The building was the site of groundbreaking research on chlorofluorocarbons and stratospheric ozone loss by Nobel laureates F. Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina in 1974 and is a leading atmospheric chemistry research center today.

WHEN/WHERE:
AirUCI symposium:
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 (including Rowland Hall ceremony and reception); 8:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 19; at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Drive, on campus

Landmark dedication ceremony: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, Rowland Hall, with parking available in lot 12A (grid G6 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf)

INFORMATION:  Media planning to attend should contact Brian Bell at 949-824-8249 or bpbell@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:  Landmark dedication ceremony speakers include UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, American Chemical Society President Allison Campbell, Nobel laureate Mario Molina and California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols. (A full list is available at https://ps.uci.edu/RowlandHallDedication.) Symposium presenters include Brigham Young University professor C. Arden Pope, David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News and other renowned air quality chemists, regulators and experts. (A full list is available at https://ps.uci.edu/AIRUCISymposium.)

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