Year: 2009

Year of discovery, growth at UCI

High points of 2009 range from the volleyball court to the operating room with demonstrations of drive and dedication by UC Irvine students, faculty and staff.

Oracio Sanchez

The joiner

Oracio Sanchez ’09 earned the Living Our Values Student Award for his campus involvement and for bringing people together. Once an outsider, he found a sense of belonging at UCI.

Orchards wither in the dry fields near Interstate 5

Water: California’s disappearing resource

The view from space is not pretty as satellites show California groundwater being pumped for irrigation in unsustainable quantities.

Eric Wise

Eric Wise: big man on campus

By specializing in the family business – power basketball – UCI’s Eric Wise has become one of the top players in the Big West Conference.

Roy Fielding

Standing on protocol

Alumnus Roy Fielding helped develop the now-familiar HTTP that guides the flow of Internet information.

Matt Astrella

A cultural institution

Matt Astrella helps UCI Bookstore become center of campus literary life and home for new authors.

Ambient Experience suite

Technology improves cancer treatment at UCI

Recent additions at UC Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center decrease patients’ radiation exposure, increase their comfort.

UCI to lead statewide effort to curb campus alcohol abuse

UC Irvine’s Health Education Center has received a $375,000 U.S. Department of Education grant to form a statewide consortium of…

Clinical nurse Brent Wong with premature infant

Healing the tiniest patients

When Brent Wong graduated in June with UC Irvine’s first nursing science class, he didn’t have to go far to land a job. Wong works as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, and he’s already making a big difference in the lives of its tiniest patients. Wong is one […]

'Body Electric,' by Simon Penny and Malcolm McIver

DAC ’09 links culture, technology

Prestigious conference brings 100 presenters to UC Irvine in subjects ranging from informatics to science and technology studies, and from media studies to digital art and design.