UCI Magazine, Spring 2023 cover
Spring 2023

Rejuvenating the Spirit

In this spring edition of UCI Magazine, we focus on how the university’s work addresses challenging societal issues – from sleep to grief to domestic violence – and in doing so, aids individuals in life-changing ways. “Wake-Up Call” highlights the efforts of UCI researchers who are delving into the realm of sleep to improve people’s health broadly and equitably, while “Virtual Solace” details the ingenuity of a small UCI computer sciences team that partnered with a national nonprofit to create an online portal to help youths grieve and heal after the loss of a loved one. In “Striving Together to End Family Violence,” clinical law professor Jane Stoever answers questions about a new UCI initiative that aims to create a world where people of all ages can feel safe in their families and relationships. Finally, in “Community Canvas,” we feature UCI’s arts school under the leadership of a new dean – and her vision to build bridges through the arts. We also profile several students who overcame adversity – from incarceration to disability – and are now infusing the arts into various communities, “rejuvenating the spirit” of myriad others. After all, at an institution of higher learning like UCI, hope springs eternal.

Magazine Articles

A student wearing a head cap with sensors attached for a sleep study.

Wake-Up Call

UCI researchers dive deep in search of health-sleep links

Dr. Rami Khayat, UCI professor of clinical medicine

Sweet Dreams

UCI Health’s Sleep Center can help myriad disorders

Tiffany López, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Community Canvas

Forming connections is critical to school’s mission of forging arts students’ pathways to UCI and beyond

Shadow of Anteater statue with Claire Trevor School of the Arts signage in the background.

Artful Horizons

CTSA students are passionate about giving back and fostering artistic endeavors

Meymuna Hussein-Cattan

A Taste of Empowerment

CNN ‘Hero’ helps refugees and immigrants resettle in SoCal

Sholeh Wolpé, UCI writer-in-residence

Finding Your Inner Firefly

UCI writer-in-residence shares how literature has illuminated her life’s journey

Jonathan Watanabe, Associate Dean, UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Treating the Opioid Epidemic

Q&A with Jonathan Watanabe, associate dean of the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jane Stoever pictured in front of School of Law building

Striving Together to End Family Violence

Three questions with Jane Stoever, clinical professor of law

Screenshot from ExperienceCraft

Virtual Solace

ExperienceCraft offers children a safe online realm in which to grieve and find support from peers