Jan. 26 - Nickel battery research; student success podcast
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.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
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
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 NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
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.
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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
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
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
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