Our Brilliant Future

Our Brilliant Future

Our Brilliant Future

Our Brilliant Future

Table of Contents

Chancellor’s Letter

From the Chancellor

The progress we make as an institution depends on reaching out to and engaging people who share our goals and want to change the world


UCI’s Next 50

A change in leadership and a golden anniversary mark the start of a new era – and vision – for the university

Provost with a Purpose

Enrique Lavernia helps set the campus on a new strategic course, guided by his lifelong belief in the power of higher education

Ahead of Their Time

In the spirit of UCI’s forward-thinking founders, campus researchers see beyond the present to create a brilliant future

From Beads to Bitcoin

The way people pay for goods and services is changing, UCI experts say. Will paper money become passé?

Center Helps Businesses ‘Reboot' in Digital Age

Being able to anticipate future trends can make or break a business

A New Home for Nursing

Philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million in UCI’s largest gift ever

Mentoring Made the Difference

At UCI, LaShonda Carter ’15 found others who helped her realize her dreams

Athletics: Tipping Point

UCI Men’s basketball sported the tallest starting lineup in college basketball history

Solar Dreams

Inspired by the California state flower, Casa del Sol, Team Orange County’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon is cited by judges as “the most innovative”

Inspiring Anteaters

Meet some UCI alumni who are making a difference


In memoriam of UCI's faculty and staff


Peter at 50: From Fluff to Buff

Our beloved mascot may have changed his look over the past five decades, but he remains unmistakably iconic


The Impossible Dream: Staging "Man of LaMancha"

A comeback for UCI Drama at the Irvine Barclay Theatre


Fuel Cells: Driving Force of the Future

After decades of development, hydrogen-powered vehicles are emerging as the go-to alternative to gasoline engines