Month: January 2016

Visiting Distinguished Professor Simon Levin to receive National Medal of Science

Simon Levin, a Visiting Distinguished Professor in ecology & evolutionary biology, will receive the National Medal of Science – the nation’s highest scientific honor – at a White House ceremony during the spring. Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, studies complex patterns in nature and how they came to be. […]

Education professor tapped for preschool research

A UCI education professor has been drafted to help investigate why the usual benefits of preschool don’t always carry over to elementary school, especially for students from low-income families. Chancellor’s Professor Carol Connor will receive a $2 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences as part of a five-year national research effort to improve early childhood education. The […]

3 UCI faculty members get Russell Sage Foundation appointments

UCI faculty members received three of the Russell Sage Foundation’s 19 visiting scholar appointments for the 2016-17 academic year. Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor of education; Cynthia Feliciano, associate professor of sociology and Chicano/Latino studies; and Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of sociology, will pursue research and writing projects that reflect the foundation’s commitment to strengthening […]

Sharad Mehrotra

Private practices

UCI seeks to balance electronic surveillance with privacy of people being monitored

UCI, USC to host three-day conference on free speech

EVENT: Timed to coincide closely with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, a three-day conference on “What Cannot Be Said: Freedom of Expression in a Changing World” will take place on the University of California, Irvine and USC campuses. It will examine the changing parameters of expression as the horizons of freedom shift […]

Public health chair receives State Department fellowship

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, will temporarily join the U.S. Department of State later this year as one of 12 Jefferson Science Fellows. An expert on the environmental effects of industrial development and hazardous pollutants, Ogunseitan said he hopes to collaborate with federal officials on improving the regulation of toxic chemicals to enhance health […]

Bill and Sue Gross

Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school

Largest single gift ever to UCI will help address critical healthcare needs

Nursing students

Nursing science poised to address looming healthcare needs

Established in 2006, the Program in Nursing Science at the University of California, Irvine offers undergraduate and graduate students academic and professional education that will help them fill critical clinical and teaching roles after they graduate. The highly selective program – which offers fully accredited bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees – was chosen by […]

Sue and Bill Gross’ nursing gift to UCI continues worldwide support of healthcare, research and education

Sue and Bill Gross’ generous $40 million gift to establish a nursing school at the University of California, Irvine is a continuation of their commitment to improve education, research and healthcare around the world. They began backing cutting-edge health research at UCI in 2006, when they made an initial $10 million donation to establish the […]

Anteaters attending the New Student Convocation

UCI hits new high with nearly 98,000 applications for fall 2016

Campus garners greatest increase in applicants across UC system