From the Chancellor


It’s good to be writing about one of my favorite subjects – UCI’s vision for the future. As we head into our second half-century, we have charted a strategic course for the next 10 years and beyond. It is a bold vision – some would say audacious.

The progress we make as an institution depends on reaching out and engaging people who share our goals and want to change the world. One way we will do that is through this new, redesigned UCI magazine. In this issue, you’ll read about research, partnerships and programs that illustrate our bold, audacious vision of the future. These stories demonstrate how “Think different” is more than a motto for us. It’s a way of life.

"We are creating new interdisciplinary educational experiences that break down traditional barriers."

Our faculty, for example, is developing new academic programs and reaching new students. We are creating new interdisciplinary educational experiences that break down traditional barriers. We are reaching out into the community to cement partnerships that drive on-going development and inspire life-changing research, because even with all our talents, gifts and resources, we can’t do all this on our own.

People often tell me, “What I love about being involved with the university is that I learn so many great things and meet so many amazing people.” And they’re right. UCI is like an enormous banquet of inspirational people.

I invite you to take your place at the banquet. Involve yourself in the university community in whatever ways you can. We value your insight and ideas and support.

Fiat Lux!

Howard Gillman
Chancellor