Alumni as history-makers

In recognition of Black History Month, three UCI graduates reflect on education, careers

Erasing violence

Allied against abuse

Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence brings together community partners, faculty from 20 UCI departments to address multifaceted issue

Chop Suey Book

UCI historian publishes ‘Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America’

Yong Chen’s book explores how the popular ethnic cuisine altered the US gastronomic landscape

Master thespian

Jon Lovitz recalls his journey from UC Irvine to ‘Saturday Night Live’ stardom

Edward Patrick Alva

Alumnus’s internship leads to Oscar nod

Claire Trevor alumnus discusses work on Academy Award-nominated documentary

National dance groups host summer training

Collaboration that allows students and community members to train with professionals is rare, says organizer Jodie Gates.

No. 2 pencil not required

End-of-year exams, projects can take unorthodox forms.

James Fallon

From research to reel

Here’s the pitch: A brilliant neuroscientist who can identify psychopaths by studying their brain imaging scans and genetic data makes a startling discovery. After learning there are eight killers among his ancestors — including notorious ax murderer Lizzie Borden, a distant cousin — he finds that he shares their biological predisposition to murder. Mitigating environmental […]

Jeff Greenberg

Role model

When Jeff Greenberg, casting director for “Modern Family,” first tried to sell the network on actor Ty Burrell for the part of Phil Dunphy, the doofus dad on the hit television show, the executives balked. “We had to keep bringing him back” for auditions, Greenberg recalls. “They didn’t see it at first.” The suits eventually adopted his choice for […]

Following in his footsteps

UCI celebrates prolific career of dance pioneer Donald McKayle.