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December 4, 2007
UCI received a major boost when Emulex Corporation established an endowed chair with $1.5 million for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. The funds will further engineering teaching and research efforts at the university with additional hirings. UCI?s engineering department is looking toward the future of ?compute infrastructure, storage networking, and the virtualization of IT resources.? ?Emulex is a strong supporter of education and educators,? said Jim McCluney, president and chief executive of Emulex Corp in a news release.
NEWS
September 28, 2001
Engineering students at UC Irvine got a big boost of support Wednesday from a Costa Mesa software company that will enhance the school's knowledge of leading computer-aided engineering and simulation software. MSC.Software Corp. has awarded more than $9.6 million in software and services to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the School of Physical Sciences. The gift is part of MSC's continuing involvement with the school and includes support through 2004.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
Engineers at UC Irvine have more options to consider now that a new department has been approved. Biomedical engineering is the fifth department to be added to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. It is expected to enroll about 50 new undergraduates and 15 new graduate students this fall. The new department is situated in a hotbed of biomedical companies. There are 1,400 in Southern California, according to the California Healthcare Institute, which invested more than $850 million to research and develop new products in 2000.
NEWS
July 12, 2008
The UC system is considering a change in name for some universities that have schools named after billionaire donor Henry Samueli, UC officials said. UCI and UCLA have engineering schools named for Samueli, who donated large sums to the schools to get them off the ground. But Samueli recently pleaded guilty to lying to financial regulators concerning the backdating of stock options given to employees at his Irvine-based Broadcom company. With that news, the general counsel of the university will meet to determine whether Samueli’s name stays, a UC spokesperson said.
NEWS
April 25, 2008
UCI has hired one of the prominent minds at MIT to lead the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, starting Sept. 1, the school announced Thursday. Rafael L. Bras will take over as the dean of the school this year, leaving behind his positions at his alma mater MIT, where he served as a professor, the associate director of the Center for Global Change Science and director of the Terrascope freshman alternative program. Bras has been published for his work in soil-vegetation-atmosphere system modeling, as well as other work, and has written more than 170 refereed journal publications.
NEWS
February 22, 2007
Local benefit concert for African children The Moses Kazibwe Memorial Fund, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of African children, will hold its third OC for Africa All Rock 'n' Roll benefit concert Friday. Several local bands — including Two Tone Tantrum and Alpha Vertigo — and a disc jockey will play for visitors from 4 to 11 p.m. at eVocal, a creative arts lifestyle boutique in Costa Mesa, with all proceeds going to the Moses Fund's project to bring milk to children whose mothers are HIV positive in Rwanda and Burundi.
NEWS
July 10, 2002
UC Irvine has scored a double coup in enticing an award-winning engineer and the research program he heads away from UCLA. Satya Atluri, whose research has led to greater aircraft safety and durability, will join the Henry Samueli School of Engineering this month. Atluri will hold an endowed chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and will head the Center for Aerospace Research and Education. "Atluri is internationally know for his computational modeling of aerospace structures and aircraft," said Nicolaos Alexopoulos, dean of the engineering school.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 17, 2007
UC Irvine is expected to award a record number of doctorates this year, officials announced as the university's three-day graduation kicked off Friday. According to Court Crowther, the assistant dean for planning and administration for UCI's graduate division, the university's 298 doctorates this year are an all-time high. Shortly after the turn of the century, UCI began seeing an increase in graduate students, and the results were starting to show at commencement, Crowther said.
NEWS
February 23, 2003
EDUCATION UCI students host 'Top Ramen Cook-Off' The Associated Students of UC Irvine held a "Top Ramen Cook-Off" to give students a taste of one of the few dishes they'll be able to afford thanks to tuition hikes. Tuition will increase $135 for the spring term 2003 -- and may significantly increase again -- Students have already begun to see cutbacks in of some of their services and outreach programs. The Associated Students at UCI held the event on Thursday to raise awareness among students, protest the increase in tuition and get the attention of the UC Regents.
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NEWS
July 12, 2008
The UC system is considering a change in name for some universities that have schools named after billionaire donor Henry Samueli, UC officials said. UCI and UCLA have engineering schools named for Samueli, who donated large sums to the schools to get them off the ground. But Samueli recently pleaded guilty to lying to financial regulators concerning the backdating of stock options given to employees at his Irvine-based Broadcom company. With that news, the general counsel of the university will meet to determine whether Samueli’s name stays, a UC spokesperson said.
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NEWS
April 25, 2008
UCI has hired one of the prominent minds at MIT to lead the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, starting Sept. 1, the school announced Thursday. Rafael L. Bras will take over as the dean of the school this year, leaving behind his positions at his alma mater MIT, where he served as a professor, the associate director of the Center for Global Change Science and director of the Terrascope freshman alternative program. Bras has been published for his work in soil-vegetation-atmosphere system modeling, as well as other work, and has written more than 170 refereed journal publications.
NEWS
December 4, 2007
UCI received a major boost when Emulex Corporation established an endowed chair with $1.5 million for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. The funds will further engineering teaching and research efforts at the university with additional hirings. UCI?s engineering department is looking toward the future of ?compute infrastructure, storage networking, and the virtualization of IT resources.? ?Emulex is a strong supporter of education and educators,? said Jim McCluney, president and chief executive of Emulex Corp in a news release.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | November 2, 2007
Nicolaos Alexopoulos has big plans for UC Irvine. You would think a $2 million endowment from the engineering school’s namesake to start an exchange program with Israel would be enough. Not for Alexopoulos, dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. “I consider it to be just the beginning. I anticipate we’ll get more donors,” he said. “I assume we’ll get more endowments. It has a scope that is much larger than the universities in Israel.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 17, 2007
UC Irvine is expected to award a record number of doctorates this year, officials announced as the university's three-day graduation kicked off Friday. According to Court Crowther, the assistant dean for planning and administration for UCI's graduate division, the university's 298 doctorates this year are an all-time high. Shortly after the turn of the century, UCI began seeing an increase in graduate students, and the results were starting to show at commencement, Crowther said.
NEWS
February 22, 2007
Local benefit concert for African children The Moses Kazibwe Memorial Fund, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of African children, will hold its third OC for Africa All Rock 'n' Roll benefit concert Friday. Several local bands — including Two Tone Tantrum and Alpha Vertigo — and a disc jockey will play for visitors from 4 to 11 p.m. at eVocal, a creative arts lifestyle boutique in Costa Mesa, with all proceeds going to the Moses Fund's project to bring milk to children whose mothers are HIV positive in Rwanda and Burundi.
NEWS
June 3, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A big donation and a passed bond initiative are giving the nationally ranked School of Information and Computer Science a new name: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. University officials announced on Wednesday that the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences will break ground on a new building Wednesday and recognize its benefactor. Bren, chairman of the Irvine Co., donated $20 million to the school in December.
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
September 24, 2003
UCI announces institute appointment UC Irvine announced Tuesday that the college has appointed Albert F. Yee as director of the UC Irvine Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Last week the institute, which is a joint project between UC Irvine and UC San Diego, received a $12.5-million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve communications for first responders to disasters. Yee was previously at the University of Michigan and has 32 years of professional and academic experience.
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