UCI News

Los Angeles Daily News, April 27, 2019 (Opinion)
The real renewable energy storage solution
Jack Brouwer is the director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at UC Irvine writes, “Right here at UC Irvine, we’re doing a little science experiment that could make a big difference for countries around the globe as they look for ways to replace fossil fuels and stop climate change. This experiment is focused on how to store extra solar energy.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Earth, April 29, 2019
Newly designed space blanket was inspired by the skin of squid
Engineers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have created a space blanket that mimics the adaptive skin of some sea creatures. Unlike similar materials already available on the market, the temperature of the new blanket can be adjusted. Study co-author Alon Gorodetsky is an associate professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UCI.

The Atlantic, April 28, 2019
The Other Notre-Dame Was Not Rebuilt
[UCI Professor] Amy Wilentz wrote, “When I watched the fire consume the beautiful spire that for so long graced the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, I was moved by the destruction, but also reminded of another partly destroyed cathedral, in a very different place, that still lies in pieces, forgotten: Notre-Dame de l’Assomption. The vaulting, overweening Haitian cathedral in downtown Port-au-Prince was brought to its knees in the earthquake of January 12, 2010.”

Science, April 29, 2019
Want to become a better mentor? Ask for anonymous feedback
Last month, David Mobley took an “emotionally difficult” step: The associate professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, sent an online survey to his research group, asking for anonymous feedback on his mentoring. He was inspired to figure out ways to improve after reading posts on Twitter that discussed the importance of good mentoring.

Boston Herald Radio, April 24, 2019 (Podcast)
On the Mend Episode 2
This week, University of California, Irvine psychological science Professor Roxane Cohen Silver joins to talk about how exposure to violent media like shootings and bombings impacts our mental health. (Starts at 4:10.)

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