Month: August 2013

UCI Mock Trial team boasts best 3-year record in US

UC Irvine’s Mock Trial team has the best overall three-year record in the country, according to the American Mock Trial Association.

Wenzel gets $1.9 million to create ovarian cancer app

Lari Wenzel, UC Irvine professor of medicine and public health, has received a $1.9 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to create and study the use of a new, personalized approach to shared treatment decision-making for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patients.

Environmental Health & Safety programs win awards

Two environmental health and safety programs at UC Irvine have received awards from the Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association. UC Irvine was the only university to win two of the prestigious awards.

UC Irvine listed among America’s top 10 ‘Coolest Schools’ for fourth year

UC Irvine has placed third in Sierra magazine’s seventh annual ranking of the country’s “Coolest Schools,” making this the fourth consecutive year the university has been included among the top 10 “greenest” campuses nationwide. The publication’s September/October cover story spotlights what colleges are doing to address climate issues and operate sustainably, from UC Irvine’s highly efficient cogeneration power plant and more than 4,800 solar panels to American University’s new campuswide composting program. The complete list is available at

Contemporary Arts Center wins national design award

UC Irvine’s Contemporary Arts Center, in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has won a national project award from the Design-Build Institute of America, an organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build.

Civil engineering senior selected for Semester at Sea

Jose Ramos, a senior in civil engineering, has received a Semester at Sea Presidential Scholarship.

UCI engineering professor wins Oppenheim Prize

Derek Dunn-Rankin has been awarded the Oppenheim Prize by the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions & Reactive Systems.

Yingyi Bu and Bart Knijnenburg

Grad students get leg up from Google

Two in ICS’s doctoral program win fellowships recognizing world’s ‘most promising young academics’

Engineering professor Andrei Shkel recognized by Defense Department for exceptional public service

Andrei Shkel has been presented the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Binbin Zheng

Bridging the educational divide

Public Impact Fellow Binbin Zheng studies how low-cost classroom technology can help disadvantaged learners