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December 24, 2002
Deirdre Newman The wait is over. The dream of the university's Department of Information and Computer Science to become a full-fledged school was realized Monday when the Board of Regents approved the change. UC Irvine officials reserved comment until they could work out some final details of the arrangement. Debra Richardson, chair of the school, did say the move will elevate the new school's visibility and enhance its recruitment efforts.
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By Tom Ragan | March 22, 2010
Editor's note:  This corrects an earlier version. UC Irvine students can now study the complexities and intricacies in the design of computer games, the latest major in computer science to be offered at the university, officials said Friday. It’s also a skill that’s incredibly marketable, given the number of computer game manufacturers in town, professors and faculty said. By a 24-0 vote, the university’s Academic Senate approved the new major Thursday.
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By Hannah Fry | September 19, 2013
Orange Coast College broke ground on its $35 million interdisciplinary complex this week, kicking off one of many major construction projects in the works at the campus. The building, adjacent to the Adams Avenue parking lot, will open in fall 2015. It will house facilities for computer science, math and business. The building, funded by Measure M, a $698-million bond measure passed by Orange County voters in 2012, will be part of a larger complex that will probably include literature, language and social science classes in the future, said Rich Pagel, vice president of administrative services at OCC. "There's a lot that will unfold in the next 10 years," he said.
NEWS
April 16, 2002
UC Irvine's information and computer science graduate program moved up five places to No. 29 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report academic rankings. The rankings highlight the country's academically excellent graduate programs and are based on surveys in which scholars rate schools' reputations for scholarship, curriculum and the quality of faculty and graduate students. "We take this improvement in rankings to heart," said Debra Richardson, department chairwoman.
NEWS
November 23, 2002
Bristol offramp from San Diego Freeway reopens The Bristol Avenue offramp from the northbound San Diego Freeway reopened Tuesday, four months ahead of schedule. The new Avenue of the Arts offramp is expected to open soon. The southbound Costa Mesa Freeway to the northbound San Diego Freeway connector, which was reduced from two lanes to one, will return to full capacity by Thanksgiving. The closures were necessary to allow for construction that will eventually improve the traffic flow at one of the 10 busiest interchanges in the nation.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
Marisa O'Neil An anonymous donor has given $20 million to the School of Information and Computer Science, matching the largest single contribution ever to the university. The gift will create 10 endowed faculty positions -- the most ever from one contribution -- in the nationally ranked school, UCI officials said Tuesday. It will cover information technology research including software, hardware, bioinformatics and data analysis. "This is a great day for [the School of Information and Computer Science]
NEWS
December 7, 2003
Deepa Bharath The university's Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics has been awarded four grants totaling nearly $7 million bringing the total money it has raised since its inception about two years ago to $15 million, officials said on Friday. Pierre Baldi, a computer scientist, and Wesley Hatfield, a microbiologist, founded the institute about 15 months ago. The institute's goals are closely linked with the U.S. Human Genome Project started 13 years ago by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health.
NEWS
November 6, 2001
Bill McManus Born: July 20, 1982 Height: 5-foot-8 Weight: 155 Sport: Soccer Pos: Fullback Year: Sophomore High school: Fountain Valley Coach: Laird Hayes Major: Computer Science Favorite food: Orange chicken Favorite movie: "Dumb and Dumber" Best athletic moment: Sunset League Champions in 2000 Athlete of the Week IX: He supplyied consistent play and showed leadership by...
NEWS
October 23, 2001
What's up with majoring in computer science theses days? I'll tell you what's up: It's conformity, it's a trend, it's stylin', everybody's doing it; you should too. Hop onto the bandwagon. As the new millennium commences, pursuing a college major that deals with computer technology has become a fad. "When I was your age, I had to walk seven miles to school uphill both ways." Yup, those were the good ol' days when college meant a place of diversified learning.
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By Hannah Fry | September 19, 2013
Orange Coast College broke ground on its $35 million interdisciplinary complex this week, kicking off one of many major construction projects in the works at the campus. The building, adjacent to the Adams Avenue parking lot, will open in fall 2015. It will house facilities for computer science, math and business. The building, funded by Measure M, a $698-million bond measure passed by Orange County voters in 2012, will be part of a larger complex that will probably include literature, language and social science classes in the future, said Rich Pagel, vice president of administrative services at OCC. "There's a lot that will unfold in the next 10 years," he said.
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By Tom Ragan | March 22, 2010
Editor's note:  This corrects an earlier version. UC Irvine students can now study the complexities and intricacies in the design of computer games, the latest major in computer science to be offered at the university, officials said Friday. It’s also a skill that’s incredibly marketable, given the number of computer game manufacturers in town, professors and faculty said. By a 24-0 vote, the university’s Academic Senate approved the new major Thursday.
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By Candice Baker | December 3, 2009
Hundreds of international artists and digerati will converge at the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts from Dec. 12 to 15 for DAC 09, the Digital Art and Culture conference organized by Simon Penny, UCI Studio Art and Engineering professor and conference director. This is the first time that the international conference, founded in 1998, will take place on the West Coast. The international interdisciplinary conference series involves a variety of fields, including media studies, media art, hyper-textual literature, computer science, cognitive science and human-computer interaction.
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By Michael Miller | June 21, 2007
UC IRVINE — Donald Bren was already in celebration mode when he visited campus Wednesday for the dedication of a new building in his name. The night before, the Irvine Co. chairman had stayed up late watching UCI's baseball team defeat Arizona State University, and he told the crowd that cheering the team on had resulted in his hoarse voice. "I don't usually sound like 'The Godfather,' " he said, moments before donning a UCI baseball cap and shouting, "Go 'Eaters!" With UCI still reeling from Tuesday's come-from-behind victory, the campus celebrated another milestone Wednesday morning, as administrators and guests gathered to officially dedicate Donald Bren Hall.
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By Michael Miller | March 2, 2007
Zuzanna Siwy, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine, has won a $45,000 fellowship to research artificial systems over the next three years. A UCI professor since 2005, the native of Poland is one of 116 scientists nationwide to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship this year. The awards, intended to enhance the careers of young faculty members, are given in seven categories: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics.
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By SUSAN MENNING | January 31, 2006
In a concert that combines ballet, modern dance, live music, video and other disciplines, faculty and students from the dance department in UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts will present "UCI Dance Visions 2006" Feb. 9 to 12 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. "Dance Visions" will premiere and reprise works by the university's distinguished dance faculty and guest choreographers. A show highlight will be the world premier of "The Masque of the Red Death," a one-act multimedia production conceived by director of dance Donald McKayle.
NEWS
April 29, 2005
Lindsay Sandham In its 26th year, the annual Youth Expo is older than any of its participants. Originally started by the Orange County 4-H council, the expo has grown to include the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Orange County, as well as area students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Youth Expo Director Joan Hamill said all of the event's content is by, for and about kids -- meaning everything on display was created by children. The expo begins today at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
NEWS
April 19, 2005
UCI professors share in research cash prizes Four UC Irvine faculty projects will share the first Nicholas Foundation Prize for Cross-Disciplinary Research, a spokesman for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology announced late last week. The Institute, also known as Calit2, awarded $285,000 to four proposals by UCI professors and staff, each of which involves some kind of multidisciplinary research. Prizes of $80,000 went to Bill Tomlinson, assistant professor of informatics and drama, and F. Lynn Carpenter, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, who are collaborating on an interactive exhibit known as the EcoRaft; to Steven C. Cramer, assistant professor of neurology, and Cristina Lopes, assistant professor of informatics, who are developing a communication system for spinal cord-injured patients; and to Kenneth J. Shea, professor of chemistry, and Abraham Lee, professor of biomedical engineering.
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December 21, 2003
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