Wang Feng and Gene Tsudik Awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships

Wang Feng and Gene Tsudik

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that Wang Feng and Gene Tsudik have been awarded 2024 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships. Professors Wang and Tsudik join 186 other American and Canadian scientists and scholars receiving the prestigious grants this year. UCI now has 60 Guggenheim Fellows from various backgrounds and fields of study. For nearly four…

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G.P. Li and David Reinkensmeyer Named 2023 National Academy of Inventors Fellows

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to congratulate Guann-Pyng (G.P.) Li and David Reinkensmeyer on being named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. G.P. Li, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), is a pioneer in the development of microelectronics for advanced health and sustainable energy…

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Julian F. Thayer Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Julian F. Thayer, Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He is one of 100 new members announced this week. The academy selected Professor Thayer for his groundbreaking research that explores how stress, including racism, affects autonomic nervous system dynamics…

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UCI Appoints Aldrich and Peltason Endowed Chairs

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that UCI has recently appointed faculty to two campuswide endowed chairs. Julie Schoenung has been named the Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair and Albert La Spada has been named the Jack W. Peltason Endowed Chair. The Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair was established in 1984 to…

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Leo Chavez Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share that Leo Chavez, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. New members are nominated and elected to the academy by current members. Professor Chavez’s research on international migration, particularly among Latin American immigrants, is the focus of four books,…

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Roland Betancourt and Héctor Tobar Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships

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Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share that Roland Betancourt and Héctor Tobar have been awarded 2023 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships. Professors Betancourt and Tobar join 171 other American and Canadian scientists and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, as well as writers and artists of all kinds, in receiving these prestigious…

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Fan-Gang Zeng Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Fan-Gang Zeng, professor of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, professor of biomedical engineering in the Samueli School of 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 distinctions for…

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