Faculty Achievements

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

VC-Haynes

Recognizing Mentorship and Achievement at UCI ♥ ★

Dear Campus Community This spring quarter is like no other. COVID-19 has demanded more from each of us than we imagined at the start of 2020. Greater courage in the face of uncertainty; will to adjust to new learning and working conditions; and faith in the indomitable human spirit to rise to new challenges. These are the attributes of the Anteater spirit. That spirit will animate the virtual commencement later in June when thousands of undergraduates, graduates and medical students will receive their hard-earned diplomas. I want to extend my warm Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Savor this achievement….

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sora han

Dr. Sora Han Receives 2nd Annual Frances Leslie DECADE Mentor Excellence Award ♥ ★

Dr. Sora Han, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS), the School of Law, and the Department of African American Studies, and the Director of the PhD Program in Culture and Theory in the School of Humanities, is the 2020 recipient of the Frances M. Leslie DECADE Mentor Excellence Award. Among her many activities, as DECADE Mentor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, Dr. Han developed programming that impacted students from the undergraduate to graduate level in her department, school, campus, and beyond. For example, in 2015-2016, she received a Graduate Growth Incentive Award…

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Ellen Druffel

Ellen Druffel elected to the National Academy of Sciences ★

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Ellen Druffel, Distinguished Professor and Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System Science, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. She is one of 146 scientists from around the world being recognized this year for their outstanding and continuing achievements in original research. Professor Druffel explores the carbon cycle in the oceans and how humanity’s burning of fossil fuels and biomass affects that cycle. Professor Druffel is among the most accomplished scholars in her field and her election to the National Academy of Sciences is a tremendous achievement. Her success…

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UCI child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram is awarded $15 million Conte Center grant

UCI child neurologist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram is awarded $15 million Conte Center grant  NIH funding supports continued research into early-life origins of mental disorders Irvine, Calif., July 10, 2019 — The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Dr. Tallie Z. Baram of the University of California, Irvine a five-year, $15 million Silvio O. Conte Center grant. The funding will allow her interdisciplinary team to continue studying how unpredictable parental and environmental signals influence an infant’s vulnerability later in life to cognitive and emotional problems, such as risky behaviors, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2013, Baram, an internationally…

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