Carolyn Boyd, UCI professor emeritus of history, died July 19 at 71. A distinguished historian of modern Spain, she taught at UCI from 1999 to 2010, serving as professor of history, chair of history and dean of graduate studies.
The UCI School of Humanities has received a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to produce “Documenting War,” a yearlong “Sawyer Seminar” that will explore the genres, rhetoric and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflection, as carried out by journalists, soldiers, civilians and artists in verbal, visual and mixed-media forms.
Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain and the depression, anxiety and substance abuse seen in more than half of these patients, UC Irvine and UCLA researchers report.
This year's commencement for UCI’s 50th graduating class will stretch over four days in the Bren Events Center, and 7,057 Anteaters will participate. Ten school-based events will be held, featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology, athletics and law.