Research Story

Susan and Henry Samueli Give $50 Million to UC Irvine’s Engineering School

Unified under the banner “Engineering+,” the Engineering+Health Institute, Engineering+Society Institute and Engineering+Environment Institute will allow researchers from diverse disciplines to conduct transformational research.

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Triple Scholarship Recipient Furthers his Love of Nature

The financial support from three scholarships allowed Kyle Suen to pursue academic opportunities and experiences that he wouldn’t have otherwise been able to.

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A Final Wish to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Discoveries

“It takes a special type of person to commit to making such a large planned gift to support research, and we are forever grateful for Carla Liggett’s trust and recognition of the importance of our work,” says Joshua Grill, UCI MIND director.

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Unleashing Artists’ Creativity

Matt Bailey, MBA ’12 remembers how hard it was to be an artist on a student budget. He hopes to alleviate financial pressures for UC Irvine’s emerging artists with a $125,000 gift to support scholarship and creative research.

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UC Irvine Alumni Paul and Jo Butterworth Pledge $35.5 Million to Donald Bren School

The largest gift to UCI from alumni, the couple’s donation will be allocated in a variety of ways, including awards, scholarships and fellowships for students and to finance new research initiatives and faculty chairs.

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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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