UCI Receives $2.4 Million Gift from Estate of Former Faculty Member Christian Werner

A $2.4 million gift from the estate of Christian Werner, professor emeritus of geography and former dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, will support graduate student research and scholarship in social sciences.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of Kathy on behalf of the Werner estate,” said Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and law. “Already, we’ve been able to award competitive fellowships to some of the best and brightest students who are pursuing research on immigrant labor, job mobility, and women’s reproductive healthcare and rights. The ability to focus more fully on research and less on how to pay for graduate education lets these students push forward our school’s mission to create positive change in society, economies and human well-being.”

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