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Jan. 26, 2023

Anteater Time Machine: UCI’s Science Lecture Hall (left) and Student Center (right) with the Physical Sciences site in the background, appear in this slide, circa June 1967.
Anteater Time Machine: UCI’s Science Lecture Hall (left) and Student Center (right) with the Physical Sciences site in the background, appear in this slide, circa June 1967.


Huolin Xin is a professor of physics and astronomy. Photo by Steve Zylius / UCI
Huolin Xin is a professor of physics and astronomy. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

UCI scientists make advancement in nickel-based battery research

A team of researchers led by UCI and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists has conducted a detailed examination of high-nickel-content layered cathodes, key components of next-generation batteries. The research, recently published in Nature Materials, shows promise for a transition away from lithium-ion batteries, which often rely on controversial cobalt mining operations in wartorn countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UCI Student Success podcast

UCI Student Success podcast

In this episode, Tom Andriola interviews four UCI leaders who have played major roles in the institution’s Student Success Initiative. Together, they discuss the journey over several years to understand student success, the different aspects that affect it – from policies to what happens in the classroom – and how the role of technology and data is transforming how to personalize and improve the student experience.


UC Board of Regents is searching for a student regent

As a full voting member of the UC board, the 2024-25 student regent will represent students across the university’s 10-campus system. This impactful role brings the voice of the student to every issue and decision before the board. All UC students are eligible for this opportunity, which comes with a stipend and a waiver for all systemwide tuition and fees during the two-year term of service. The deadline to apply is March 12.


Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art
Saturday, noon, through April 29 (sponsored by Beall Center for Art + Technology)

Looking for Shakespeare’s Richard III
Monday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations)

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UC Irvine women’s soccer leads charge to find stem cell donor as teammate fights cancer

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 26
Cited: Scott Juniper, women’s soccer coach, and Jenika Davis, freshman midfielder/forward

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Improve your attention span - in a world of endless emails, notifications & distractions

Radio New Zealand - Nine to Noon, Jan. 26
Cited: Gloria Mark, Chancellor’s Professor of informatics

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Why Monterey Park Community Holds A Special Place In L.A.'s Asian Community And Far Beyond

KCET, Jan. 24
Cited: Yong Chen, professor of history


#UCILove stories needed

Love is in the air! Help us collect Anteater Love Stories for Valentine's Day. Did you meet your sweetheart at UCI? Submit your story via email (ucisocialmedia@uci.edu) or by tagging #UCIrvine on social media by 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and we will share the #UCILove on Valentine's Day.

#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.


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