Monthly Archives: May 2013

Michael Moe Honored for the Discovery of Double Beta Decay at UC Irvine

Michael Moe was honored by the American Physical Society with the Tom W. Bonner Prize of 2013 for Nuclear Physics. This is well described at the APS and the UCI School of Physical Sciences. The experiment was carried out by … Continue reading

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Talk by Genevieve Bell of Intel on “Does Data Have a Secret Life: An Ethnographic Account of ‘Big Data’ and the Cloud”

On May 10, Genevieve Bell of Intel gave a Department of Informatics talk at UC Irvine, titled “Does Data Have a Secret Life: An Ethnographic Account of ‘Big Data’ and the Cloud” For her remarkable achievements, I quote from the … Continue reading

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Communicating Climate Science and Earth System Sciences

While I am in no way a climate scientist, I use the occurrence and predictions of more climate change to motivate the study of present and future clean energy sources, conservation, and efficiency improvements.  I also added commentary to our … Continue reading

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Why It Is Hard to Convince the US Public of Climate Change

The primary reason that acceptance of climate change has been opposed in America, is that climate change is mainly caused by CO2 from fossil fuel burning, and is strongly opposed by those industries, which are the richest in America.  They … Continue reading

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Kenneth Feinberg’s Talk at UC Irvine, March 21, 2013

Kenneth Feinberg spoke to the UCI Law School in the Disaster Law Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Law, Environment and Natural Resources, on March 21, 2013. He has now taken on the task of distributing charitable contributions for … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidification Conference by the Newkirk Center, May 3, 2013

Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Ocean Acidification There was a great one day conference on Ocean Acidification (OA) at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering next the UC Irvine.  The speakers were the major researchers … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake’s Address to the Retiree’s Association on April 30, 2013

In discussing the financing of students, the tuition is $13,400. Yet with aid, the average tuition paid per student is $5,000. Also, 45% of students pay no tuition. UCI is rated in the top 20 for value. In applications, UCI … Continue reading

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