Ryan Sharpe

Playing the pain away

Alumnus Ryan Sharpe helps hospitalized kids cope via video games.

Humanities Gateway

Humanities Gateway goes platinum

Green Building Council reserved the rating for construction that attains the highest level of sustainability and energy conservation.

James Zwerneman

Writing his story

UCI awards first Henfield prize for fiction writing to M.F.A. student James Zwerneman.

Bridget Cooks

Out of the shadows

Bridget Cooks sheds light on African American art, cultural imagery.

Christopher Klotz '06 is surrounded by Nigerian youths he coached

UCI grads make good

Alumni have found niches in nonprofit work, pro sports, Hollywood, law, TV and business

From Plato to behind the plate

UCI philosophy grad and baseball star Francis Larson leaves prestigious London school to reconnect with his first love – baseball.

Gail Taylor, 65, pursues history Ph.D. after healthcare career

Gail Taylor is pursuing a doctorate in history after a 30-year career in healthcare.

2011 Lauds & Laurels recipients

Awards presented by UCI Alumni Association at May 12 ceremony.

Breanna Downey

From cradle to commencement, graduate comes full circle

When Breanna Downey dons a cap and gown and walks across the stage to collect her diploma at UCI’s commencement, she will have come full circle. Downey has made the trip before – when she was a towheaded toddler and her mother graduated with the class of 1991.

Tennis standout comes from an extended Anteater family

Undergraduate and tennis standout Kristina Smith comes from an extended family of UCI alumni that includes her grandmother Mary Myers, mother Maria Smith, nine aunts and uncles, and a cousin or two.