Feb. 22, 2024
Anteater Time Machine: In 1970, students exercise in what was then called Campus Park.
Anteater Time Machine: In 1970, students exercise in what was then called Campus Park.


UCI joins Forbes list of best large employers

UCI has been named to Forbes’ 2024 ranking of America’s Best Large Employers. The list rates the university No. 81 overall and 10th in the education category, topping all other California schools (Stanford, at No. 132 overall, was the next highest campus in the state). The annual rankings are based on a survey of employees at companies with more than 5,000 workers.

ANTrepreneur Center celebrates 10th anniversary

The ANTrepreneur Center
The ANTrepreneur Center, which helps UCI students explore the process of entrepreneurship, celebrates its 10th anniversary today with a luau at its offices. The center serves as a hub where student entrepreneurs, or “ANTrepreneurs,” develop the skills to start, operate or grow their businesses. Since its establishment in 2014, the ANTrepreneur Center has offered resources, events, programs and services to foster innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit in UCI’s student body. To join the 5 p.m. celebration, register online.
Green Scene
Sustainability achievements and tips from UCI

Stormwater pollution prevention

Green Scene: Stormwater pollution prevention
Stormwater pollution occurs when rainwater washes over surfaces and collects various contaminants, eventually draining into nearby bodies of water. Pollutants such as oil, chemicals, trash and pet waste can harm local ecosystems and human health. Simple steps, such as disposing of trash in designated bins, cleaning up after pets and maintaining vehicles to prevent oil leaks, can significantly reduce pollution. For more information, visit UCI’s stormwater management site.


UC still leads all universities in securing US patents

University of California researchers secured 546 U.S. patents in 2023, enough to keep UC in the top spot on the latest ranking of university patents from the National Academy of Inventors. UC has topped the organization’s list of universities worldwide with the most U.S. utility patents every year since 2013.


Tailbone: A New Play Reading

Tailbone: A New Play Reading
Monday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative)

Conscious Leadership with Dr. Jonathan Locust, Jr.
Tuesday, noon (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)

For more events, visit UCI Today.


Fundraiser boosts Psychological Services Center

Fundraiser boosts Psychological Services Center

A Feb. 1 fundraiser organized by Diana and Peter Morris collected $13,000 for the School of Social Ecology’s new Psychological Services Center. The event honored the life of the couple’s daughter, Shannon, whose mental health struggles ended in suicide. The center trains doctoral students in clinical psychology. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, PSC trainees provide low-cost psychotherapy for adults. According to psychological science professor Jason Schiffman (above right with PSC director Naomi Tabak, fourth from left), the center plans to expand its services to provide therapy for children and adolescents.

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UCI Researches Alternative Grading System

Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 19
Cited: Megan Linos, director of digital and online teaching

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More teens are turning to weight loss drugs

NBC News, Feb. 21
Cited: Dr. Dan Cooper, pediatric pulmonologist at UCI Health

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Hustle Culture vs. Quiet Quitting: How Bosses Can Walk the Line

Success, Feb. 20
Cited: Ian Williamson, dean, Paul Merage School of Business

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