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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.
A Strong First Impression
Alondra Lopez, a sophomore and proud recipient of the Nicholas Aeberhard Award, has achievements here at UCI that many students would envy. A political science and urban studies major, she has interned for a local politician, acted as a campaign organizer and served as a mentor for incoming freshmen.
Scholarship Recipient Pursues Passion Project
Iman Siddiqi, a senior at UCI and awardee of two prestigious UCI scholarships, isn’t one to succumb to senioritis. In addition to receiving the Aldrich Scholarship and the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, Siddiqi is an honors student, a news editor for New University and an activist for refugee rights.
UCI Professor Inspires Student with Gift
With a twinkle in his eye and his cherished DNA tie, renowned evolutionary biologist and UCI professor, Francisco Ayala, Ph.D., meets fellowship recipient Josh Crapser for the first time. Ayala’s generosity has a profound effect on future young scientists like Josh.
Not Just Another Award Winner
Hien “Cathy” Nguyen, RN, BSN, SNP, the most recent Suzanne Renee Leider Nursing Award honoree, won’t let the diagnosis of stage II cervical cancer get in the way of her dreams. Like Suzanne Renee Leider, Cathy hopes to use her skills and knowledge to educate the community and provide care.
Landmark $200 Million Gift Names College of Health Sciences
Susan and Henry Samueli donate an unprecedented $200 million to name the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. This far-reaching gift positions UCI as a bold, new leader in population health, patient care, education and research.
$1 Million Gift Supports Student Research, Scholarship
Another $1 million gift from the estate of former UCI professor Christian Werner will increase graduate student support in the School of Social Sciences.
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.
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