Month: July 2018

UCI to make a splash at innovation event

UCI will be featured prominently at this year’s Innovator of the Year Awards, hosted by the Orange County Business Journal. The keynote speaker at the event, to be held at Hotel Irvine on Sept. 20, is Richard Sudek, chief innovation officer and executive director at UCI Applied Innovation. Sudek’s organization is a dynamic, innovative central […]

UCI awarded $9 million federal grant to gauge long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the UCI School of Medicine a four-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain. Led by Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy & neurobiology and director of the newly created UCI Center […]

Former dean of the School of Humanities is named president of The Huntington Library

Karen Lawrence, UCI professor emerita of English and former dean of the School of Humanities (1998-2007), has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, effective Sept. 1. “We are thrilled that Karen has received this appointment,” said Tyrus Miller, current dean of the School of Humanities. “Her […]

UCI graduate joins University of California Board of Regents

William T. Um ’90 will represent all UC alumni

Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find

Usually seen as less vulnerable, they carry the potential to add 16 feet to global sea level

10 years of olive branches

Program focused on Middle East tensions has spread to other campuses, conflicts

UCI sociologist to be part of first national effort to analyze school choice approaches

Andrew Penner, UCI associate professor of sociology, will be part of the first national effort to study how different approaches to school choice, such as voucher programs and charter schools, can better serve disadvantaged students. The National Center for Research on Education Access & Choice has been established with a $10 million grant from the […]

Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UCI researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women

Cross-pollinating the future

New dean believes interdisciplinary humanities are key to addressing complex contemporary problems

UCI to break ground on Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building

EVENT:  UCI will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its innovative Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building, a $120 million edifice with 113,000 assignable square feet of room that will host transdisciplinary projects in line with two major themes: biomedicine for human health, and energy use and the environment. UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman will be among the speakers. […]