April 15, 2024
A good day for a hammock session draws students to Aldrich Park.
A good day for a hammock session draws students to Aldrich Park. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UC Irvine)


Update on budget framework town hall

Since last fall, the Budget Office and campus budget workgroup have been diligently assessing various models to optimize the allocation of UC Irvine's core funds, which constitute approximately 25% of the campus’ overall budget. During the recent town hall meeting, key details were shared about the mission-based budget framework, which aims to align resources with UC Irvine's strategic goals and mission, enhance transparency and accountability in financial management, and improve resource planning to support core functions and infrastructure. This comprehensive framework is set to be gradually introduced over the next few years, with the initial focus on academic units. Chancellor Howard Gillman provided opening and closing remarks at the town hall. Provost Hal Stern and CFO & Vice Chancellor Mary Lou Ortiz presented the mission-based budget model framework and served as panelists for the Q&A section. A PowerPoint presentation and a recording of the event are available. Additional inquiries or feedback can be emailed to budgetoffice@uci.edu or sent anonymously.

UCI Experts On: Causation in science

Philosophy of science clarifies the reasoning, methods and assumptions behind scientific work. In the latest installment of the School of Social Science’s “Experts On” series, Dr. Lauren Ross, a professor of logic and philosophy, tackles the topic of causation in science.

UCI Giving Day is Tuesday

UCI Giving Day is April 16, 2024
Tuesday is UCI Giving Day, and all Anteaters are invited to champion best-in-class research, healthcare, teaching, arts, athletics and more. Every gift counts. Explore opportunities and make a gift at givingday.uci.edu.

Researchers find new origin of sleep brain waves

Biomedical engineering researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two brain waves crucial for deep sleep. For decades, slow waves and sleep spindles have been identified as essential elements of deep sleep. Now, UC Irvine researchers have found a novel source of these brain waves in the hippocampus. The study could pave the way for new approaches to treating sleep-related disorders.

UCI Law and Thrive Scholars announce scholarship

UCI Law and Thrive Scholars have established a scholarship for graduating Thrive Scholars and alumni who wish to attend law school. The initiative guarantees a minimum $90,000 for tuition over three years for Thrive Scholars who have completed an undergraduate or graduate program and are admitted into UCI Law’s juris doctorate program.


UC financial aid questions answered

If you’ve been admitted to a University of California campus, you might have some questions about financial aid. With that in mind, the UC system’s financial aid experts have answered the five most common questions asked by students.


China expert shares insights on country’s challenges

Wang Feng

In his new book, China’s Age of Abundance: Origins, Ascendance, and Aftermath, sociology professor Wang Feng explores the oft-ignored grassroots origins of China's path to prosperity. Focusing on the critical role of low-income, rural populations in the country's rise as an economic and political powerhouse, Wang, who was just named a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow, takes us through decades of economic expansion to China's present-day predicament marked by an aging population, increasing inequality and intensifying political control. He recently shared his expertise in a Q&A on China's shifting narrative, economic trajectory and other hurdles on the horizon.

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‘The old days are no more’: Hong Kong goes quiet as security laws tighten their grip

The Guardian, April 11
Cited: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history

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Time Blindness ADHD Productivity Tools

U.S. News & World Report, April 11
Cited: Dr. Geeta Grover, UCI Health pediatrician

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Hand Gestures May Have Been the Start of Human Language

Discover, April 12
Cited: Richard Futrell, associate professor of language science

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