Year in Review
2018 was a big year for UCI, where new levels of excellence were achieved, and the foundation was laid for a brilliant future. To help all our students learn and flourish, the campus unveiled the Anteater Learning Pavilion, California’s first “active learning” facility. The Institute and Museum of California Art voiced bold plans for a world-class center while providing a first glimpse of the heralded Buck Collection. U.S. News & World Report rated UCI the seventh-best public university in the country, marking our highest-ever performance in these influential rankings. This came on the heels of Money putting UCI third on the publication’s 2018 list of the “best colleges in the U.S.” for our stellar blend of accessible, high-quality education and alumni success. In addition, because of our innovative sustainability programs, UCI is the No. 1 “Cool School” in the U.S. As always, it’s been a good year to be an Anteater. Here are some highlights.
Anteater Learning Pavilion: First ‘active learning’ building in California opens at UCI
Our students shine brighter
Achieving success and making a difference.
Breaking world records.
Welcome Week tradition of garnering Guinness world records continues with largest-ever game of balloon tag
UCI is committed to being an engine of upward mobility for all students
The fall 2018 issue of UCI Magazine focused on the university’s work in manifesting “The American Dream.”
- Advancing the American Dream — UCI is unsurpassed at helping low-income, first-generation and other nontraditional students thrive in college and beyond
- The American Dream Personified — Profiles of eight alumni who have overcome challenges and are making a difference in their communities and in the world
- Her Dream? To Call the U.S. Home — UCI law student and “dreamer” Viridiana Chabolla is one of six plaintiffs in Garcia et al. v. United States of America et al.
Treasure trove of paintings, sculpture – some rarely seen – to transform UCI into modern art mecca
UCI receives unparalleled California modern art trove
Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures
Whether profound, far-reaching or fanciful, faculty findings fascinate.
Here are a few of our top hits.
UCI, other scientists project sharp declines in barley yields due to climate change
Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen
“Good Morning America”
Suds shortage? Warming climate threatens world’s beer supply
UCI Ph.D. candidate makes headlines with discovery of ‘vegetarian’ species of the feared carnivores
Vegetarian sharks? World’s first omnivorous sea beasts discovered off U.S. coast
Side of Sea Grass Please: Scientists Find Omnivorous Shark
U.S. News & World Report
Notable media hits
Are educational apps really helping children learn? (audio)
Dean at UC-Irvine Seeks to Solve Higher Ed’s Existential Crisis With Data – Lots of It
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Melting of Antarctic ice sheet has tripled in the last decade, study says (video)
“NBC Nightly News”
Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble.
The Washington Post
Easing penalties on low-level offenses didn’t raise crime rate, study finds
San Francisco Chronicle
Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water
The New York Times
Best in class
UCI reaches new heights in college rankings
Anteater community raises over $4 million to support programs, projects