Welcome home, Anteaters!
This year, UCI will launch a campus-wide Alumni Reunion Weekend! To kickoff this new reunion tradition we are celebrating reunions for the classes of 1967-1977. This will also be a milestone 50th reunion for the class of 1967 and a 40th reunion for the class of 1977!
Philanthropist is still making a difference as she approaches her 104th birthday
Josephine Herbert Gleis is pledging $5 million to UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute to move current eye research forward at a faster pace and enable the pursuit of innovative new ideas for sight-saving treatments.
Ralph Cicerone, fourth UCI chancellor and acclaimed scientist, dies at 73
Cicerone’s research helped shape environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and globally. As chancellor of UCI from 1998 to 2005, he oversaw a rapid rise in its academic capabilities as well as the construction of major research halls and the $375 million teaching hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center.
Art on the move
The Irvine Museum’s California collection comes to UCI
James Irvine Swinden, president of The Irvine Museum, has announced the transfer of the museum’s remarkable collection of California impressionist paintings, valued at approximately $17 million, to the University of California, Irvine. The campus’s largest single gift of art to date, this generous donation has initiated the process of constructing a museum at UCI.