UCI News

Education Dive, July 5, 2017
UC Irvine brings intentionality to its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
And while many colleges and universities become HSIs by accident — simply by virtue of changing demographics — UC Irvine’s goal of becoming an HSI has been a clear part of its strategic plan. The number of Latino students on UCI’s campus has more than doubled in the last decade, thanks to targeted recruitment efforts and pipeline building.

The Washington Post, July 5, 2017
A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off Antarctica
The latest update from scientists with NASA and the University of California, Irvine found that only 3 remaining miles of ice continue to connect the impending iceberg to the larger shelf. … “Of course this is due to climate warming in the peninsula,” Eric Rignot, a NASA and University of California Irvine expert on Antarctica, said in an email.

The Huffington Post, July 5, 2017
Touraj Daryaee: Uncovering the Splendor of Ancient Iran
We examine lives and journeys that have led to significant achievements in the worlds of science, technology, finance, medicine, law, the arts and numerous other endeavors. Our latest interviewee is Touraj Daryaee. Touraj Daryaee is the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and the Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 3, 2017
Gifts Roundup: Brandeis and Museum of Modern Art Land $50 Million Donations
University of California at Irvine. Siblings Allen Chao, Agnes Kung, Phylis Hsia, and Richard Chao gave $5 million to endow two professorships at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The money will also support research into blood cancers and cancers with hereditary links.

ESPN, July 5, 2017
UC Irvine to offer Overwatch scholarship program
“We are very excited to take this next step in growing our scholarship program for top gamers who are also strong students and great members of our community,” said Mark Deppe, Acting Director of UCI eSports. “We look forward to connecting the excitement generated by our competitive teams to advance efforts along our other pillars: Academics, Community and Entertainment.”

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