Engaging the community

School of Social Ecology and UCI Engage lead conversation About 50 representatives of community agencies, nonprofit organizations and the School of Social Ecology recently gathered in Costa Mesa for the first “Community Conversations,” led by Dean Nancy Guerra. Hosted by the School and UCI Engage, the event’s purpose was to explore ways the university [...]

2019-08-27T09:53:27-07:00June 6, 2019|

UCI awarded $5.4 million grant to prepare Compton students for college access and success

The University of California, Irvine has been awarded a $5.4 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare middle school students for college access and success. The seven-year GEAR UP project will provide multiple academic activities and services for sixth- and seventh-graders in [...]

2018-11-16T14:07:43-08:00November 15, 2018|

Veterans and scholars

Navigating the cultural transition from military to civilian life can be emotionally and financially challenging, as well as fraught with such practical concerns as housing, employment and education. UCI prides itself on serving those who have served, creating a welcoming environment that supports both their social reintegration and their higher education. [...]

2018-11-16T14:05:51-08:00November 8, 2018|

SAGE advice

According to Neda Moayedi, director of the Student Achievement Guided by Experience Scholars Program, it’s not just a tagline that UCI is doing the most for the American dream. “It’s a lived mission,” she says. “We don’t just say it; we’re really doing it.”

2018-11-16T14:06:17-08:00October 31, 2018|

Shaking up the shark’s image

She’s never seen “Jaws” or heard “Mack the Knife,” but don’t underestimate Samantha Leigh’s shark credentials. She knows how to hypnotize the creatures, analyze their blood and even take them on a two-hour car trip.

2018-11-16T14:06:55-08:00October 29, 2018|

Recognizing undergrad research

A study of rare plants along the California-Mexico coast. A photography series depicting the landscape of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An initiative to promote dementia care in Orange County’s Asian American communities. These are just a few student projects among over 800 set to be presented May 19 at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, a [...]

2018-05-24T08:57:28-07:00May 14, 2018|

Gillman, Napolitano assure Anaheim High students that a UC education is within reach

UC President Janet Napolitano and UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman led a rally of more than 700 Anaheim High School students in Cook Auditorium on Friday, April 27, to send the message that a UC education is accessible and affordable. The visit was part of Achieve UC, a multiyear effort to encourage students in communities [...]

2018-05-24T09:41:44-07:00April 30, 2018|

UCI’s graduate programs shine in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of California, Irvine’s Ph.D. program in criminology, law & society placed third in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings – published online today – with six other fields of advanced study in the top 10 among public universities and 16 in the top 25. [...]

2018-03-22T15:32:17-07:00March 20, 2018|

Breaking down poverty

Poverty is an incredibly complex issue. Just ask Martín Burt, former mayor of Asuncion, Paraguay, where one-third of the people live below the poverty line.

2018-03-22T15:33:06-07:00March 19, 2018|

UCI-led study helps explain Greenland glaciers’ varied vulnerability to melting

Using data from NASA missions observing Earth, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created new maps of the bed topography beneath a score of glaciers in southeast Greenland, thereby gaining a much better understanding of why some are undergoing rapid retreat and others are relatively stable.

2018-03-22T15:39:43-07:00March 14, 2018|