Month: October 2019

UCI Distinguished Professor wins Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Svetlana Jitomirskaya is second woman to receive award – and first to receive it alone

UCI alumna pledges $1.5 million in legacy giving to Paul Merage School of Business

Kristen Monson has pledged $1.5 million in legacy giving, bringing her campaign commitment to The Paul Merage School of Business to more than $3 million. She’s the double UCI alumna – with a bachelor’s degree in economics (’82) and an MBA (’86) – for whom the third-floor terrace of the business school building is named. […]

Krzysztof Palczewski, UCI’s Irving H. Leopold Professor of Ophthalmology and a professor of physiology & biophysics

UCI vision scientist Krzysztof Palczewski elected to National Academy of Medicine

Distinction recognizes his contributions to understanding of retinal diseases

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, UCI study finds

By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff

David Liu, a Ph.D. student in UCI’s School of Education, stands in front of El Sol Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana.

Pathway to a Ph.D.

Doctoral candidate David Liu faces the final hurdle: the dreaded dissertation defense

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to debate anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism at UCI

EVENT:  UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence will host a debate on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times op-ed columnists Michelle Goldberg and Bret Stephens. Known for tackling sensitive topics, Goldberg is a MSNBC contributor, author and former senior writer at The Nation. Stephens, a former deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal […]

UCI to present mock trial of Shylock from ‘The Merchant of Venice’

EVENT: In the wake of last year’s successful mock trial of Hamlet, the UCI Shakespeare Center and UCI School of Law will host a mock trial of Shylock from “The Merchant of Venice.” In Shakespeare’s controversial play, the Jewish moneylender takes the Christian merchant Antonio to court but is ruled against. In this staged appeal, […]

Biomedical engineer Chang Liu named one of only five Moore Inventor Fellows nationwide

Chang Liu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a 2019 Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He will receive $825,000 over three years in support of his pioneering efforts to engineer synthetic genetic systems capable of rapid mutation and evolution in living cells. Liu is one of five fellows […]

New faculty faces

Nearly 100 educators are welcomed to campus for 2019-20 academic year

Shaking the family tree

UCI alumna discovers complicated ancestry via Slave Voyages database that UCI professor helped create