Spring 2021

A New Day

In this edition of UCI Magazine, we highlight the resilience, ingenuity and future vision that give rise to “A New Day” for UCI and our greater community as we emerge from a yearlong pandemic. In “Lessons Learned,” scholars and faculty share how they met challenges during this unique period by coming up with myriad solutions and finding silver linings for going forward, while “The Anteater Experience” details how UCI continues to welcome a growing number of students, providing a foundation to help them thrive and become leaders. In “Lifting Prisoners,” UCI law school professors discuss how they decided to do something, leading to the UC system’s first B.A. program for incarcerated individuals. Cover story, “Meeting the Future” showcases new plans for a state-of-the-art medical center and a college of health sciences to address the well-being of a growing – and aging – Orange County population while simultaneously advancing the frontiers of science.

Magazine Articles

Chad Lefteris

We Are Built for This

Some would say it was a sort of cruel April Fools’ Day prank: being formally approved by the University of California Office of the President as UCI Health’s CEO on April 1, 2020, just days after the state of California had shut down due to the global pandemic. What a time to take the helm […]

Marcelle Hayashida

Seizing Opportunities to Improve Campus Health

When opportunity knocks, Marcelle Hayashida answers. UCI’s associate vice chancellor for wellness, health & counseling services celebrates her 20th anniversary in academia this year. It was a career path that didn’t cross her mind as she completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. However, appealing clinical positions were scarce upon graduation. […]

Meeting the Future

With plans for a new medical complex and college of health sciences underway, UCI continues its evolution to help the individual and the broader community

Students wearing masks walking on campus

Lessons Learned

UCI academic leaders and students share key takeaways from an unprecedented year

Stock photo, graduation cap and tassle

Lifting Prisoners Into a Brighter Future

UCI launches the UC system’s first B.A. program for incarcerated individuals

Megan Kosai

The Anteater Experience

Resource-rich environment supports success of burgeoning student body

Alumna Denise To ’95

The Promise Keeper

Alumna Denise To ’95 leads a forensics team that helps bring home and identify the remains of America’s war dead