As 2016 draws to a close, I want to take a moment to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and express my sincere appreciation for all of your contributions throughout this past year. Your commitment to excellence creates a rich, engaged campus culture for all.
This is also a good time to reflect on the great progress we have made as a university over the last 12 months. Among other accomplishments, UCI welcomed one of the largest and most diverse freshman classes in its history, had several faculty members named as fellows to prestigious academic organizations, and had a number of Anteaters win major national awards. Together, we continue to establish UCI as a globally preeminent research university.
As we look ahead to 2017, I wish you and your loved ones all the best. Please have a safe, healthy and joyous holiday season.
Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering