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UCI graduate student Mindy Nicewonger is a member of the team of glaciologists drilling an ice core at the South Pole to better understand climate change over millenia.
 
February 2015
Issue No. 59




Record 88,792 students seek admission to UCI in fall 2015

 

UC Irvine experienced a 7.7 percent rise in applications this year, with a record 88,792 students vying for admission in fall 2015. The growth outpaced the systemwide increase by nearly 2 percentage points. UCI also saw impressive gains in Chicano/Latino and African American freshman applicants. And the campus had 68,740 combined freshman and transfer applications from California residents, the second-largest number of in-state applications in the University of California system.

 

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There's No Place Like UCI Homecoming

 

Nearly 5,000 Anteater alumni, students, parents and friends of the campus showed up for UC Irvine's 50th anniversary homecoming on January 31. UCI's schools hosted exploration programs such as "Adventures in Physics: Quantum Circuits," "What's the Big Deal About Big Data?" and "Arts Alive in the Plaza" and attendees enjoyed live music, entertainment, food and fun at the festival in Aldrich Park. 

 

Thank you to all the parents who stopped by the Parent Programs tent, spoke with members of the Parent Leadership Committee and took pictures in the photo booth.

 

Photo booth gallery

Unboiling an egg: UCI scientists help crack the code

 

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites - an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

 

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UCI News, 1.23.15


 

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