Campus News

Lander, Calof honored for rare disease breakthroughs

University of California, Irvine professors Anne Calof and Arthur Lander were honored as the 2016 Champions of Hope in science by Global Genes, a rare disease patient advocacy charity, at its fifth annual Tribute to Champions of Hope gala on Sept. 24. Calof and Lander are among the world’s leading researchers on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, […]

Chancellor’s Fellow Jennifer Lee pens article on immigrant experience for Los Angeles magazine

Jennifer Lee,Chancellor’s Fellow and professor of sociology, joins two Pulitzer Prize winners in describing the immigrant experience for Los Angeles magazine’s October issue. In an article titled “What Defines a Successful Immigrant,” Lee compares how the starting points of various first-generation Asians and Latinos contribute to their ultimate success. Many of her first-generation students, she notes, are embarrassed to […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o wins S. Korean literary prize

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature, has been named the winner of the sixth Pak Kyong-ni Prize. South Korea’s first international literary award, it was established in 2011 to honor the achievements of the late South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008) and, with a cash prize of more than $90,000, is one of […]

Informatics professor attends White House summit on computer science initiative

UCI informatics professor Debra Richardson was at the White House last week for the Computer Science for All summit, a progress report on President Barack Obama’s call for greater resources and actions to encourage more students to learn about computing. Richardson heads UCI’s CS1C@OC program, which was created with funding from the National Science Foundation to produce 100 well-trained computer […]

Fluorescence dynamics lab marks 30 years of NIH funding

UCI’s Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics has received a five-year, $7.2 million operating grant from the National Institutes of Health, marking 30 years of NIH funding for the lab. The LFD is a state-of-the-art facility that allows researchers to use fluorescence with advanced imaging technologies (microscopy and spectroscopy) to view live cells and study cellular processes. This can […]

Political scientist is named a top 50 influencer

Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science, is No. 11 on the Politico 50 list, a collection of “some of the smartest, most provocative minds in America.” He is being honored for his work on how white racism has long been a potent force in American politics – the 2016 election being no exception. In his book published […]

UCI ranked 9th among nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report

Campus also receives high marks for low student debt, serving veterans

Dam-related malaria risk in sub-Saharan Africa to almost double by 2080, UCI study finds

The number of people at risk of malaria around dams and associated reservoirs in sub-Saharan Africa will nearly double to about 25 million by 2080, according to a study led by Solomon Kibret, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in public health. Undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land & Ecosystems, the work […]

UCI among Sierra magazine’s top 10 ‘Cool Schools’ for seventh consecutive year

Energy, transportation scores make campus highest-ranked comprehensive university

Associate professor pens Newsweek cover story

The cover story for the Sept. 2 issue of Newsweek was written by Erika Hayasaki, UCI associate professor of literary journalism. In her article, “How Poverty Affects the Brain,” she explores a growing field called the neuroscience of poverty. Though largely based on correlations between brain patterns and particular environments, she writes, “the research points to a […]