$1 Million Gift Supports Student Research, Scholarship

A second $1 million gift from the estate of Christian Werner, professor emeritus of geography and former dean of the School of Social Sciences at UCI, will increase student support in 12 master’s and doctoral programs in the School of Social Sciences.

“The additional funds into this endowment will go a long way toward helping UCI social sciences compete for the very best students across the disciplines,” said Bill Maurer, social sciences dean and professor of anthropology & law. “This represents a huge step forward – our top-ranked programs will start to have the level of fellowship support commensurate with their research excellence and ambitions.”

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