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Devan Nisson, a student in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, aspires to be a research biologist. With the support of a scholarship she received at UCI, she is one step closer to achieving her dreams.

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Gift Contributes to Scholarly Excellence

Gift Contributes to Scholarly Excellence

UCI has received a $1.5 million grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute to establish the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History & Archaeology of Ancient Iran. This scholar will help position UCI as a national leader in Persian and Iranian studies.

Microsemi Invests in Electrical Engineering Education at UCI

Microsemi Invests in Electrical Engineering Education at UCI

Combined with $500,000 in matching funds from the UC Office of the President, a $1.5 million gift from the Microsemi Corporation will support innovative research and teaching, equipment, graduate fellowships and more.

Balsells Fellowship Honors Former Catalonian Leader

Balsells Fellowship Honors Former Catalonian Leader

Nearly 200 of Catalonia’s most talented students have pursued their studies, research and dreams at UCI since engineer and founder of Bal Seal Pete Balsells endowed the Balsells-Generalitat Fellowship program.

Prentiss Foundation Gift Sparks Research

Prentiss Foundation Gift Sparks Research

A $150,000 gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation will support collaborative, ground-breaking research efforts.

UCI Receives Historic Collection

UCI Receives Historic Collection

Community member Elma Havanessian honors late husband with her gift of nearly 600 Armenian-language and Armenian-related English books to the UCI Armenian Studies program.

Alumnus Improves Healthcare in OC

Alumnus Improves Healthcare in OC

Alumnus Rudolph Baldoni, M.D. ’61, has supported UCI’s Douglas Hospital, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and School of Medicine. Now with his $750,000 donation, he will advance promising cardiology and ophthalmology research at UCI.

Chao Family Elevates Medical Care in OC

Chao Family Elevates Medical Care in OC

The Chao family donates $5 million to support renowned leukemia researchers Richard Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., and Susan O’Brien, M.D., and their work.

We are the Anti-Cancer

We are the Anti-Cancer

UCI’s inaugural Anti-Cancer Challenge brought together more than 2,000 riders, walkers and runners to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research being done at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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