Stella Liu

UCI 16th in Princeton Review’s green colleges guide

UCI ranks 16th among the most environmentally responsible universities worldwide, according to the just-released “Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.”

Levee detonations reduced 2011 flood risk on Mississippi River, UCI-led study finds

Researchers urge greater control of resultant erosion in future scenarios

Newkirk Alumni Center attains top award for sustainable building

The Newkirk Alumni Center is the latest UC Irvine building to attain the top designation awarded by the US Green Building Council for sustainable building practices. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status is earned by building projects that excel in the implementation of earth-friendly design, building materials, energy usage and building […]

5 students awarded Global Food Initiative fellowships

Five UC Irvine students have been awarded $2,500 fellowships to fund research and related projects that focus on food issues. They’re among 54 University of California students receiving support from the UC president’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program.

UC Irvine increasing on-site solar power production fourfold

UC Irvine is quadrupling the amount of green power it generates on-site with the addition of solar photovoltaic canopies on three campus parking structure roofs.

Using water to predict fire

UCI researchers can forecast wildfires using sea surface temperatures.

Students prepare Evans for contamination simulation

Handle with care

Safety staff do hands-on training with chemistry majors.

Is the ocean making you sick?

This summer, surfers and swimmers will risk more than sunburn — the ocean could make them sick. UCI researchers are testing the waters and working to improve the detection, identification, measurement and elimination of coastal pollutants.

Getting the lead out

Oladele Ogunseitan picks up a cell phone and tosses it into a small wood chipper in his UC Irvine lab. Is he conducting a wacky experiment? Overreacting to one too many dropped calls? Actually, Ogunseitan grinds up old phones for a purely scientific cause: He’s studying toxic electronic waste. Chair of the population health & […]