Month: December 2018

Italian professor wins NEH grant

Deanna Shemek, professor of Italian, has been awarded a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities grant for $99,897. Shemek, together with co-project director Anne Macneil, associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a team headed by Antonella Guidazzoli, from VisITLab, the cultural heritage department of Italy’s supercomputing center, […]

Assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies to lead multicampus immigration policy study

Laura E. Enriquez, UCI assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies, will lead a two-year, multicampus study on the impact of federal immigration policy on the University of California student population. Funded by a $270,000 UC Multicampus Research Programs & Initiatives grant, the project will launch in January. Enriquez will work with colleagues at UC Berkeley, UCI, […]

National Institute of Justice awards grant of $780,000 to professor of psychological science

Elizabeth Cauffman, professor of psychological science at UCI, has received a $780,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the Orange County Young Adult Court. This will be the first randomized control trial in the country of a YAC. Such courts are designed to focus specifically on people between the ages of 18 […]

Assistant professor of drama wins NEH grant

Tara Rodman, UCI assistant professor of drama, has won a 2018 Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $60,000 grant will enable her to research and write a book about the international career of Japanese dancer and choreographer Ito Michio (1893-1961). The Fellowships for Advanced Social […]

UCI cited as leader in using community college pipelines to increase student socioeconomic diversity

American Talent Initiative Impact Report details progress of the national goal of enrolling 50,000 additional low- and moderate-income students by 2025

Dr. Steve Goldstein named UCI vice chancellor for health affairs

Renowned academic leader will oversee new College of Health Sciences

Growing up digital

New lab in Calit2 looks at the smartphone generation

UCI Health names Chad T. Lefteris chief operating officer

Executive held key leadership roles at UNC Health Care; will help UCI Health maintain operational excellence while expanding its community presence

Biomedical engineering professor is named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

UCI biomedical engineer Abraham Lee has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. It’s the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in originating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have had a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare […]

Political science alumna awarded prestigious Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

After a nationwide competition, Samantha Ku, a 2018 UCI graduate in political science, has been selected to receive a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious award is administered by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Ku is currently […]