Month: June 2019

UCI computer scientists breathe life into Venice Biennale installations

Collaborative artworks interact with viewers through artificial intelligence

UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

EVENT: UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters – featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology and science. WHEN/WHERE: June […]

Finding his voice

DACA student overcomes fear to become outspoken advocate for others

Matthew P. Canepa is named to endowed chair in art history and archaeology of ancient Iran

Matthew P. Canepa has been installed as the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History & Archaeology of Ancient Iran within UCI’s Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies and affiliated with the campus’s Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture. Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a private foundation that […]

Astronomers find atypically evolved galaxy with tightly packed dark matter at its core

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, UCI astronomers have identified a galaxy with an unexpectedly high amount of dark matter at its core. Descended from a family of galaxies called “red nuggets” that formed relatively soon after the Big Bang but were stalled in their growth about 10 billion years ago, Markarian 1216 has […]

Laurel Wilkening, third UCI chancellor and noted planetary scientist, dies at 74

She led campus during era of impressive growth in national recognition, academic quality

Claudia Benavente is awarded a $2.1 million NCI grant to combat childhood bone cancer

Claudia Benavente, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and developmental & cell biology at UCI, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a novel therapeutic treatment for osteosarcoma. Her research aims to explain the role of the chromatin remodeling protein UHRF1 as a potential target in the treatment of […]

Paula Smith is named director of UCI intercollegiate athletics

Longtime administrator has unmatched history of supporting school’s student-athletes

UCI scientists create new class of two-dimensional materials

Fabrication could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies

Nanotechnology treatment shows promise against multiple sclerosis

UCI-led stem cell study sets stage for human testing