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03/13/2013

The Vietnamese American Community Ambassadors (VACA), a chapter of the UC Irvine Alumni Association, has raised more than $25,000 in support of the UCI Libraries' internationally recognized Southeast Asian Archive. As part of a joint commitment with Chancellor Michael Drake, UC Irvine will match up to $25,000 raised to help hire a permanent archivist for the Libraries. More...

11/30/2012

Chancellor Michael Drake is Ace on the hill - OCMETRO More...

11/29/2012

New school is already in the top rankings with high passage rate, just trailing No. 1 USC. UC Irvine School of Law's first graduating class is already competing with elite law schools, judging by one state standard. In the 2012 class, 46 of 51 students — 90% — passed the California bar exam on their first try in July, the university announced. That percentage is significantly higher than average. More...

10/31/2012

UC Irvine has launched an $8 million fundraising campaign to complete expansions to the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. In an effort to galvanize the campaign, investing magnate and local philanthropist Bill Gross and his wife Sue have promised to match up to $4 million of donations given between now and Nov. 30. More...

10/30/2012

Five new names have joined the ranks of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, scientists and humanitarians recognized as recipients of UC Irvine’s highest honor, the UCI Medal. On Saturday, more than 500 noted supporters and guests of the university gathered to fete the 2012 honorees: Sue and Bill Gross, a private couple from Laguna Beach; UCI Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus; and Dr. Betty Tu and Dr. David Tsoong. More...

08/22/2012

A $1 million gift from Kathleen and Mark Santora to UC Irvine’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will support efforts to renovate and expand the strength and conditioning center used by nearly 400 NCAA Division I Anteater student-athletes competing in 18 programs. More...

08/28/2012

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 factors such as a happy childhood and stable home life have saved him from becoming a killer, and now he's using his scientific sleuthing abilities to help the FBI track down murderers. More...

08/17/2012

The concrete floors and steel beams are in place and the glass walls are being installed on a four-story building at the edge of UC Irvine. In a year, Orange County's first university-based eye institute is slated to debut, opening the doors to what some say is an unprecedented convergence of local patients, the university's researchers and doctors and the region's eye technology industry. The goal of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute: "Eliminate blindness by the year 2020," said Dr. Roger Steinert, institute director. More...

08/11/2012

An intimate, open-air Elizabethan theater has taken over UC Irvine’s Gateway Commons. The New Swan offers two-tier seating for 125 people and will host the campus’s inaugural New Swan Shakespeare Festival from Aug. 9 to 26. More...

08/09/2012

The scholar behind the evolution of UC Irvine’s top-ranking education department has been selected to lead the university’s newly created School of Education. Deborah Vandell, chair of UCI's Department of Education since 2006, will become the founding dean of the new school, which was established last month by the University of California Board of Regents. More...

07/27/2012

Efforts to begin human clinical trials using stem cells to treat cervical spinal cord injury in the U.S. received a $20 million boost Thursday, July 26, from the state’s stem cell research funding agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. More...

07/25/2012

Artistic director Molly Lynch doesn't do a lot of advertising to lure participants to the National Choreographers Initiative, now underway in the dance studios of UC Irvine. That's because she doesn't have to. More...

07/27/2012

Orange County is a year or less away from opening the doors to its first academic eye institute. The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine marked a construction milestone for its 70,000-square-foot building by honoring donors at an outdoor ceremony Tuesday. With the structural frame of the building completed, the institute, which is funded entirely by private philanthropy, plans to open in June or July 2013. More...

07/25/2012

UC Irvine's education department got a major upgrade - it's now a School of Education. UCI officials announced the change today, several days after the UC Board of Regents voted to establish the school. More...

07/18/2012

The Summer Olympics return July 27, and once again, UC Irvine athletes and coaches will proudly represent the United States. The men’s water polo and volleyball teams will field Anteater alumni, and UCI coaches will serve as assistants for the women’s volleyball (Paula Weishoff and Jamie Morrison) and water polo (Dan Klatt) squads. More...


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