Oct. 17, 2023
UCI Digest
The UCI Spirit Squad gathers at the Irvine Global Village Festival. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)
The UCI Spirit Squad gathers at the Irvine Global Village Festival. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


UCI-led study analyzes wind’s effect on glacier melting

UCI-led study analyzes wind’s effect on glacier melting
Surface ice in Greenland has been melting at an increasing rate in recent decades, while the trend in Antarctica has moved in the opposite direction, according to researchers at UCI and Utrecht University in the Netherlands. For a recent paper in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters, the scientists studied the role of downslope gusts that bring warm, dry air into contact with the tops of glaciers. They said that melting of the Greenland ice sheet related to these winds has gone up by more than 10% in the past 20 years; the impact of the winds on the Antarctic ice sheet has decreased by 32%.

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute celebrates 10th anniversary
This year, the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute marks a decade of accomplishments in ophthalmology. Founded with the support of philanthropist Gavin Herbert and others, the institute has transformed the landscape of eye care in the region and beyond.


Exploring a Potential Federal Insurance Response to Catastrophic Cyber Risk
Thursday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by School of Law)

Women's Volleyball vs. Long Beach State
Thursday, 7 p.m. (sponsored by Athletics)

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Staff spotlight: Lizette Espino Delgado

Although National Hispanic Heritage Month just ended, the School of Education continues to recognize and appreciate its Latino staff. In this video, Senior Academic Adviser Lizette Espino Delgado discusses her upbringing in a Hispanic household, and her journey from UCI undergraduate to inspiring academic adviser.

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Head Turners: Unique Passions Push Astrobiologist Aomawa Shields Forward

Shondaland, Oct. 17
Cited: Aomawa Shields, associate professor of physics and astronomy

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Greenland and Antarctica Show Opposite Trends in Ice Sheet Surface Melt

Nature World News, Oct. 17
Cited: Charlie Zender, professor of Earth system science

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Assisted Migration Helps Animals Adapt to Climate Change

Sierra, Oct. 12
Cited: Alejandro Camacho, Chancellor’s Professor of law

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