Past Events

Below is a list of past events related to AirUCI (sorted with the most recent first).


Event Date: Tue, 06/01/2021

AirUCI faculty Claudia Czimczik will present a lecture sponsored by UCI's Department of Earth System Science entitled "The face of a permafrost-free Arctic".  With global warming, permafrost thaw is contributing to carbon increases in the atmosphere, and Claudia makes the case that future progress in our understanding of the Arctic urgently requires a landscape approach and comprehensive view of land-water-atmosphere interactions.  The virtual talk will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm and can be accessed at the...

Event Date: Tue, 05/25/2021

On Tuesday, May 25th at 1:00 pm, AirUCI faculty Michael Prather will present a virtual lecture sponsored by UCI's Department of Earth System Science entitled "Atmospheric Chemistry & Transport – A Wrinkle or two in Space-Time ".  Michael points to a selection of disparate issues he and his team have studied that led to unexpected connections and "eureka" moments.   View abstract

Event Date: Tue, 05/25/2021

Mary Nichols, previous Chair of the California Air Resources Board from 2007 - 2020, will give a virtual presentation hosted by Solutions That Scale on May 25th, 2021.  Time and title TBD.
In addition to her career as an environmental lawyer spanning 45 years and her leadership at CARB, Dr. Nichols served as senior staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, as Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, and headed the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.  Mary...

Event Date: Fri, 05/21/2021

The 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held as a virtual event on Friday, May 21st.  Speakers include AirUCI faculty Michael Dennin (Dean of Undergraduate Education) and Donald Dabdub (Associate Dean of Undergrad Ed).  AIrUCI students giving presentations include Joey Cheng (Finlayson-Pitts group) and Kim Zhang (Nizkorodov group).   Details and registration

Event Date: Wed, 05/19/2021

AirUCI's Internal Synposium will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19th at noon.  The presenters will be Hayley Glicker (graduate student, Smith lab) speaking on "The chemical composition of ultrafine sea spray aerosol during the SEASCAPE experiment" and Deanna Myers (graduate student, Smith lab) speaking on "Investigating atmospheric particle formation in the Arctic".

Event Date: Wed, 05/05/2021

AirUCI's Internal Synposium will meet next via Zoom on Wednesday, May 5th at noon.  They are calling for graduate students, post-docs and project scientists to share their research with the AirUCI community in an informal environment.  Each speaker will have 20-30 minutes to give their talks with five minutes for questions to follow each presentation.  Please sign up by Monday, April 26th using this link to give a talk.

Event Date: Thu, 04/22/2021

As part of UCI's Earth Day / Earth Month celebrations, AirUCI faculty Claudia Czimczik-Green on April 22nd will co-host a screening of the 2020 film, Kiss The Ground, which deals with issues related to the health of our soils and agricultural systems.  Registration is required to participate in this event.

Event Date: Thu, 04/22/2021

AirUCI grad student Katie Cox (Fortuns group) is organizing the third and final Spring 2021 Toxic Tour day to collect air pollution data in the city of Santa Ana on April 22nd, Earth Day.  This resident-led community air monitoring project is sampling air quality throughout the city to help determine the disproportionate impact of pollution on primarily low-income and people of color, and to gather the data needed to better advocate for change.  Please see Katie's message below as she invites volunteers to participate.  View the flyer...

Event Date: Thu, 04/22/2021

Along with UCI Professor Paulo Brando of ESS, AirUCI faculty Eric Saltzman and Don Blake are the speakers for the next Compelling Conversation presented by the UCI School of Physical Sciences.  The virtual discussion, entitled "The Future of Energy and the Environment," will take place on Thursday, April 22nd at 9 am.  This event discussing how we can restore our planet through global environmental change is presented in honor of Earth Day and the legacy of being the first university in the world dedicated to studying climate change. ...

Event Date: Wed, 04/07/2021

On Wednesday, evening, April 7, AirUCI faculty Steve Davis will give a presentation entitled "Carbon in the time of COVID" as part of the Beckman Center's Distinctive Voices series.  Steve has conducted extensive research over the past year on the effect that the COVID shutdowns have had on the amount of CO2 generated world wide.  For additional information and to register for this event, visit the Distinctive Voices site.