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News

Here's the latest news from AirUCI — our events, our people, our science.

 

2011

Tue, 05/03/2011
On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, AirUCI PI Donald Dabdub represented UCI and our AirUCI group at the Coalition for NSF meetings with legislators and their staff in Washington DC.  This meeting gave lawmakers a chance to see first-hand the kinds of things we’re doing.  Our group has been singled out as representing the best in research and outreach to the public, so it’s really exciting to have Prof. Dabdub as the face of our team at this event. 
Tue, 03/08/2011
"Water is going to be the oil of the 21st century," predicts AirUCI PI Bill Cooper, director of the Urban Water Research Center, in a USA Today article on water scarcity and potential solutions to this growing problem. Read the article

2010

Thu, 12/16/2010
AirUCI PI G. Scott Samuelsen was awarded the 2010 UCI Medal on October 2, 2010.  The Medal, UC Irvine’s highest honor, recognizes individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the university’s mission, spirit, and vision.  Congratulations, Scott! Details
Thu, 07/22/2010
UCI Campus Communications featured our recent Summer Teacher Workshop in a July 22 online article which followed workshop attendees through a day of lecture, lunch, and lab work. Interviews with AirUCI faculty provide details and background for the workshop.
Tue, 07/06/2010
An article in the Los Angeles Times cites the work of AirUCI PI Don Blake and Barbara Barletta of his research team on the topic of the BP oil spill entitled “As Everyone Looks Down at What Gulf Oil Spill Has Wrought, UC Irvine Researchers Look Up.”
Tue, 06/29/2010
Physorg.com has published an article in the Space & Earth/Environment section entitled “Is oil spill also fouling the air?” which includes the research results from the work AirUCI PI Don Blake has done at the site.
Mon, 06/28/2010
AirUCI faculty Don Blake’s studies on the BP oil spill of 2010 were the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times entitled “Gulf oil spill: Air pollution a new health concern.”
Fri, 06/04/2010
Two UCI Chemistry students — Megan Warner Szyndler and Tran Nguyen in AirUCI's Nizkorodov group — were presented with the fourth annual Michael E. Gebel award at the 2010 Edward K.C. Lee dinner held at the University Club on June 4, 2010. This award is presented to second year graduate students working in environmental chemistry who have had a period of work before continuing on to graduate school. Way to go, Megan and Tran!
Thu, 05/20/2010
The OC Science section of web site for the Orange County Register has published an article entitled “UCI scientists track oil spill’s air effects” which includes details of the studies on the BP oil spill and its impact on the atmosphere conducted by AirUCI PI Don Blake and Barbara Barletta of his research team.

2009

Wed, 09/02/2009
The research groups of AirUCI PIs Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Benny Gerber had a recent paper featured as the cover article of the September 2, 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Chemical Society. In addition, these two research groups and that of AirUCI PI Donald Dabdub, in collaboration with Dr. Mark S. Gordon of Iowa State University, had a recent paper selected as the cover article for the August 18, 2009 issue of The Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences journal.  Read the accompanying commentary as well.  We're very proud of you all!