Magazine

Dr. Leonard Sender

Fighting for their lives

Dr. Leonard Sender is a leading advocate for a neglected demographic: young adults with cancer.

Brian Scoggin

Rise of ‘Eater nation

Mike Lawrence ’00 may have been an all-conference golfer during his undergraduate years at UC Irvine, but his greatest contribution to Anteater athletics endures to this day. Ten years ago, Lawrence and four other student-athletes spearheaded a campaign to revive Anteater sports by convincing students to approve a ballot item raising fees $99 per year. […]

Donald Bren Hall rooftop

Eye for light

What could be dismissed as another cold conference room is transformed into a cool, lithe place of possibility. A sprawling university becomes a dramatically lit stage when seen from the lobby of a science hall. When UC Irvine biological sciences undergraduate Hoang Xuan Pham turns his camera on the campus and elsewhere, he renders the […]

Marianne Lovejoy's basset hounds visit patients

Healing paws

Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]

Port of Long Beach

Road warriors

As our expanding population outgrows an aging infrastructure, transportation is becoming an increasingly important topic in Orange County and statewide. It also has significant implications for the U.S. economy, considering that transportation-related goods and services account for about 20 percent of the nation’s gross national product. “The safe and efficient movement of people and goods […]

volunteer Tom Vasich

Playing a patient

Kevin Kilmer is one sick guy — and the first patient many of UC Irvine’s first-year medical students ever see. To them, he’s a 42-year-old man with a bad case of intestinal distress. But Kilmer is more than that. He’s at the heart of an innovative program that teaches medical students the basic exam techniques, […]

Brandon Gross

Ahead of his class

In a disheveled dorm room at UC Irvine, Brandon Gross — a freckle-faced college kid in flip-flops and Anteaters ball cap — loads up his backpack and heads out the door to his math class in differential equations. Nothing unusual here, except Brandon is a kid. A junior who transferred to UCI in January, Brandon […]

Michelle Spooner

Setting the stage for hope

In the lounge of a UC Irvine Greek house, a dozen students from Alpha Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon practice a number from “A Chorus Line,” gamely trying to stay in step, sing in harmony and avoid bumping into the furniture. For months, they’ve been rehearsing for “Greek Songfest,” a Broadway-style revue starring more than […]

A Holocaust childhood

Almost 20 years ago, Ruth Kluger wrote an account of her remarkable wartime experiences to share with a few friends. Today, her story of growing up Jewish during the Holocaust continues to resonate with countless people worldwide. “I wanted to present as honestly as possible what I remembered of that period — what people might […]

Wilson Ho

How things work

With his power tools, physics and chemistry professor Wilson Ho sheds light on molecules and atoms in action.