Day: June 4, 2018

2 assistant professors of education are awarded $70,000 postdoctoral fellowships

Emily Penner and Di Xu, both assistant professors of education, have been selected as 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows. They were among 30 early-career scholars – out of a pool of 200 – to receive the $70,000 fellowships to help cover salary and research expenses. Penner will study ways in which school districts […]

James Irvine Swinden

A California Art Apostle

Running an art museum was not something James Irvine Swinden ever imagined. When his mother, Joan Irvine Smith, began feverishly collecting California impressionist artwork in the early 1990s, Swinden was happily operating a 12-acre botanical garden on the island of Kauai. So when she asked him to help set up a museum to showcase the […]

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Humanities commencement speaker Sona Patel ’06 discusses post-UCI success

First-generation students make up half of UCI’s class of 2018

Over 7,000 graduates will participate in commencement ceremonies this month