World-leading, world-changing impact
Trailblazing research, high-octane academics, a picturesque setting near the beach – and a quirky anteater mascot. Founded in 1965, University of California, Irvine has marched to the beat of a different drum and quickly established itself both as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and as a campus deeply committed to putting its values into practice.
Empowered to make a difference
Inclusive excellence is foundational to UCI’s mission and day-to-day operations. As part of its commitment to creating a thriving university culture for Black people, the campus offers a multitude of initiatives and support programs that promote Black student success, with a goal of making UCI a first-choice college for this vital population.
Black Thriving Initiative one year later
The program continues to pave new paths for research and creative expression, teaching and learning, and community engagement
Bradford Fellows Fund announced at inaugural Black Management Association Conference
Scholarship to support students active in the BMA or UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative
Advancing the vibrant field of Black studies
The Black Studies Cluster makes space and opportunities for UCI humanities graduate students
Special Report: California’s climate crisis and solutions
UCI, which since its founding in 1965 has been home to the world’s leading researchers on the Earth’s environment, has launched the website California’s Climate Crisis and Solutions. It tells the story of UCI’s all-encompassing, cross-disciplinary approach to climate change studies in the Golden State.
Dealing with droughts
Technologies offer solutions, but attitudes about water must change for long-term resilience
Environmental threat is already affecting coastal California, but modeling helps communities develop solutions
Promoting environmental justice
New research center will take interdisciplinary, community-based approach to alleviating health inequities
Tackling public health crises
Audrey Steele Burnand estate gifts $57.75 million to UCI
Majority will fund the creation of a new campus-wide center that will pursue research into the causes and treatment of depression
UCI-led study finds medicinal plant extract to prevent morphine addiction
Findings point to herbal treatment to potentially help curb the opioid epidemic
Stemming the rising mental health crisis
UCI researchers help illuminate the complexities of the mind and find solutions to prevent a twin pandemic