Month: February 2019

UCI selected for national effort to develop more diverse STEM faculty

University is one of 15 tapped for inaugural institutional change cohort

Carol Booth Olson

UCI gets $5 million to establish first national R&D center on improving writing skills

Focus will be on identifying best teaching practices in middle, high school classrooms

Associate professor of education Drew Bailey is named Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow

Drew Bailey, UCI associate professor of education, has been selected as a 2019-2021 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow. The highly competitive global fellowship program lets early- and midcareer recipients in all scholarly disciplines concentrate on projects to improve child and youth development. Bailey’s work focuses on the processes underlying the stability of individual differences in youngsters’ […]

UCI and national lab researchers see lifelike ion differentiation in synthetic nanopores

Scientists at UCI and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have shown that synthetic nanopores can possess the same ion-transporting and differentiation capabilities as living tissue. They detail their discovery in a study published today in Science Advances. “Biological systems use ion selectivity to chemically store and exchange energy, making it available for use when needed,” said […]

Social sciences dean Bill Maurer is awarded grant to study use of AI in financial services

Bill Maurer, dean of UCI’s School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and law, has been awarded a grant from Capital One to investigate the human implications of how artificial intelligence and machine learning are employed in the financial services industry. Using case studies in applications of AI/ML that may increasingly affect people’s financial […]

Improved land management project co-led by UCI gets $4.6 million in state funding

Data science will help identify best practices to preserve California’s forests, wildlands

Speaking Freely

Three questions with Michelle Deutchman

Continuing Ed’s Evolution

You won’t find a crystal ball or tarot cards in Gary W. Matkin’s office, but if you want to know what’s coming down the pike in higher education, it’s a good place to start. Over several decades of running continuing education programs – first at UC Berkeley, then at UCI – Matkin helped pioneer innovations […]

Back to School

On paper, Andrea Aebersold had it all. She’d earned a doctorate and was an associate professor of literature at Washington State University. But she began to tire of lecturing to class after class. Something was missing. Then her vice chancellor offered her the chance to design and test an innovative teaching program. It increased the […]

Award-winning poet Kevin Young to speak at UCI

EVENT:  Award-wining poet Kevin Young will give a public talk at UCI as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series. He will address the role of fact and fiction in his work and in the contemporary public sphere, from scholarship to news, as well as read from his newest book, Brown: Poems. WHEN/WHERE:   5-6:30 p.m. […]