Research Story

Ensuring an Astrophysics Student’s Light Shines On

After Flores-Velázquez died in a drive-by shooting near his home in 2019, his friends and faculty in the School of Physical Sciences came together to ensure his legacy continues to illuminate a path for future students.

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Cancer Researcher’s Career and Recent Gift Create a Legacy

“I look at UCI as being a community. If you can, you need to give back to your community,” says professor emeritus Hung Fan who, with his husband Michael Feldman, made a bequest worth an estimated $1.5 million.

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Scholarship Recipient’s Quest for Sustainability

Bhumi Tandel, recipient of the Huitt-Zollars Scholarship, hopes to help improve the environment through engineering.

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Brian Fargo, inXile Founder, Gives $1 Million to Advance Research for Tinnitus Treatment

Brian Fargo will match all donations one-on-one until $2 million is raised to fund the next phases of research and, ultimately, bring a device to market.

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Philanthropy Supports Transformative Partnerships with Orange County Schools

When a world-class School of Education, local K-12 teachers, principals, students and district administrators come together, great things happen.

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UCI Alumni and Friends Band Together During COVID-19

“This is about sharing in a time of need, whether you can give money or volunteer your time or help a neighbor with grocery shopping,” says Carol Choi ’85. “If everybody pitches in, we’ll all be better for it.”​

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Fellowship Helps UCI Student Focus on Research

“The final year of your Ph.D. program can be really intense… This fellowship allowed me to focus on my research.”

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Renowned UCI Chemist Supports Armenian Studies

“Being the products of graduate studies, we know what it takes and what it means,” Ara Apkarian says. “It is very difficult to carry out graduate studies without financial support.”

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Engineering Their Legacy

Throughout their lives, Bob Altman and Michelle Sandler made annual gifts to a variety of causes, including Bob’s alma mater.

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Supporting Research to End Alzheimer’s

“I liked the way UCI MIND dealt with my wife, and the thoroughness of their approach. And the fact that this was a nationally-recognized research facility right in my backyard.”

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