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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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Not Just Another Award Winner

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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

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

$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

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.


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