Month: December 2010

A crowd-surfing student

2010 a year of challenges, achievement at UCI

In the past year, UC Irvine students, staff and faculty have stepped up in the face of continuing budget challenges and fee increases with innovation, drive and talent. The result? Research breakthroughs, national honors, global outreach, sports firsts – even a Guinness world record. Here are some top 2010 stories.

UC Irvine News Brief: Three professors, grad student win Fulbright Scholarships

They’re continuing their academic pursuits abroad in 2010-11 – in South Korea, Germany, Hong Kong and Costa Rica.

UC Irvine News Brief: Memorial service set for literary journalism grad

Jessica Hoke, host of KUCI music show “The Exposure,” died Dec. 3 after a traffic accident in Costa Mesa.

David Bishop

Helping LGBT students feel at home

David Bishop, center director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, works to make UCI a model of tolerance and inclusivity.

Charlize Theron with Chancellor Michael Drake and Ashlee Irish

Charlize Theron inspires future leaders

Oscar-winning actor tells UC Irvine students how they can help solve poverty, public health and education issues around the globe.

UC Irvine News Brief: UCI 34th in nation for doctorates awarded, up from 38th

Data collected annually provides a peek at trends for education and labor policymakers.

Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UCI-created neural stem cell therapy

A therapy developed by Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings of UC Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center in collaboration with researchers at StemCells Inc. will be the basis of the world’s first clinical trial using human neural stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

Reginald Penner and Reza Davari Ardakani

U.S., Iranian solar energy scientists convene at UCI

Meeting provides a collegial counterpoint to stormy political environment.

Becky Spears

Back in play after cancer scare

Alarmed by an ovarian mass, a soccer mom seeks a speedy resolution at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Christina Woo

Southeast Asian Archive holds history, heritage

UCI Libraries’ one-of-a-kind collection documents the experience of post-Vietnam War immigrants.