Feb. 8 - UCI professor named to National Academy of Engineering; U See I Write
A cherry blossom tree displays its full bloom along Ring Road. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
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Fan-Gang Zeng is director of the UCI Center for Hearing Research. Photo courtesy of UCOP
UCI professor elected to National Academy of Engineering
Fan-Gang Zeng, a professor of otolaryngology and biomedical engineering and director of the UCI Center for Hearing Research, has been elected an international member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors for those in engineering and technical fields. Zeng is being recognized for developing better treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus and for fostering inclusiveness in the engineering profession. With this election, UCI is now home to 17 members of the National Academy of Engineering.
Joanna Hernandez is the director of the Division of Undergraduate Education’s Transfer Student Center, which supports transfer students in their transition into UCI. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI’s Transfer Student Center helps guarantee a smooth transition for new students
For the thousands of new undergraduate transfer students who enroll at UCI each fall, adjusting to the university’s academic environment– or even learning their way around campus–can be challenging. To help them along, the Division of Undergraduate Education has created the Transfer Student Center to provide support and guidance. A full one-third of each new undergraduate class at UCI are transfer students, most of them from California’s community colleges. As TSC’s director, Joanna Hernandez, a first-generation Latina and former foster youth student, is dedicated to advocating for first-gen and low-income students’ needs.
Rodrigo Lazo, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity & inclusion, director of the UCI ADVANCE Program and English professor, (at podium above) was the guest speaker at the recent U See I Write: UCI Faculty Writing Retreat. Photo by Han Parker
U See I Write: UCI Faculty Writing Retreat offers support for all junior faculty
Inside UCI’s Continuing Education complex on Jan. 27, a packed room testified to the growing popularity of the Winter Quarter’s all-day U See I Write: UCI Faculty Writing Retreat. The thrice-annual event has been held the past seven years thanks to the Office of Inclusive Excellence and alumni Ilona Yim, professor and interim chair of psychological science, and Elizabeth van Es, professor of education. It’s open to all UCI junior faculty who are interested in writing in a collaborative and supportive environment.
UCI Professors of Law Mario Barnes, (left) and Professor Kaaryn Gustafson were both recognized by the American Bar Foundation Fellows as 2023 Outstanding Scholars.
American Bar Association Fellows honor UCI law professors
UCI Law Professors Mario L. Barnes and Kaaryn Gustafson have been honored by the American Bar Foundation Fellows with the prestigious 2023 Outstanding Scholar Award. Presented to them at the ABF banquet on Feb. 4, in New Orleans, the award recognizes the duo’s decades-long research, scholarship and leadership in many areas of the law, including the interdisciplinary legal and social implications of race, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic inequality. Awarded annually since 1957, the Outstanding Scholar Award is given by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation to legal professionals engaged in outstanding scholarship in the law or government.
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California Farmworkers Were Already Struggling Before the Half Moon Bay Shooting
KQED Forum (audio), Feb. 7
Guest: Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy
Deaths in California on the rise
KNX In Depth (audio), Feb. 7
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention
‘Every day matters’: Newsom told 123 prisoners they could get out early. Why are a third still behind bars?
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8
Cited: Katie Tinto, clinical professor and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic
UCI celebrates Umoja Pilot Program’s Wiley George Wilson, Jr.
#UCIrvine tweets: “When Wiley George Wilson Jr. '22 transferred to UCI in 2019, he helped launch UCI's Umoja Pilot Program. Today, he is the UMOJA Pilot Program Coordinator/Student Adviser. “It takes a village to physically, mentally, and spiritually develop anyone."
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