Gifts

Mathematician Qing Nie awarded foundation grant to study cancer drug resistance

UCI mathematics professor Qing Nie and his collaborators have been awarded $455,000 to study cancer drug resistance by the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health & Policy and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Along with an interdisciplinary team of experimental cancer biologists, engineers and mathematicians, Nie hopes to identify novel and more effective treatments for patients with breast […]

Stellar UCI nursing program becomes a school

Expanded facilities and faculty will address urgent state and national shortages

UCI economist receives grant to study impact of health incentive programs on food consumption

Matthew Harding, UCI associate professor of economics, has received a $78,400 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to determine the impact of health incentive programs on food stamp recipients in Michigan. In collaboration with researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, Harding is using the power of big data and deep learning […]

Six junior faculty awarded Hellman Fellowships

Six UCI assistant professors have been awarded Hellman Fellowships, created to help promising junior faculty realize their full scientific and academic potential. Forty Hellman Fellowships have been bestowed at UCI since 2013, when the campus program was established with a gift of $1.25 million from the Hellman Family Foundation. “These worthy recipients represent some of […]

Houri Berberian installed as Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies

The University of California, Irvine School of Humanities celebrated the installation of Houri Berberian as the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies in the Department of History. She will work closely with the school’s faculty and lecturers in Middle East and Near East studies as well as Russian and Soviet studies to develop a […]

Cylance Inc. gift to support activities of Center for Machine Learning & Intelligent Systems

Irvine-based Cylance Inc. has donated $50,000 to computer science professors Alex Ihler and Padhraic Smyth to support the activities of UCI’s Center for Machine Learning & Intelligent Systems. The funds will be used to draw distinguished speakers to campus for the center’s weekly seminar series and to recruit Ph.D. students in machine learning. Founded in 2012, Cylance develops cybersecurity software employing […]

UCI sociologist named William T. Grant Scholar

Kristin Turney, associate professor of sociology, has been named a 2016 William T. Grant Scholar – one of only five researchers selected from a nationwide pool. The recognition includes a five-year, $350,000 award to support her work on the intergenerational consequences of paternal incarceration during childhood and adolescence. She will combine information from in-depth and […]

Lawrence Benveniste ’72 commits to estate gift to support UCI mathematics

A renowned economist and former dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Lawrence Benveniste ’72 and his wife, Marie, have committed to a $5 million estate gift to establish endowed chairs in mathematics at UCI and UC Berkeley. Benveniste earned a bachelor’s in mathematics at UCI in 1972 and a doctorate in mathematics at UC Berkeley in […]

Gavin and Ninetta Herbert pursue vision for improving eye health with $5 million estate gift to spur breakthrough retinal research

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 — Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eye care center named in his honor. “As longtime champions of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the Herberts have shown that community leaders can […]

The Irvine Museum’s collection of California impressionism comes to UCI

World-class exhibit space planned on campus to house the $17 million collection