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Persian Studies Blooms at UCI

Clean tech may be entrepreneur Anoosheh Oskouian’s professional passion, but keeping Persian culture alive in the U.S. is her personal joy. She recently made a $25,000 gift to UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.

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Former NBA Player Josh Childress Establishes Scholarship at UCI’s Merage School

Josh Childress funded an endowed scholarship for students in the Black Management Association and the Center for Real Estate.

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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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Joe C. Wen and Family Donate $20 Million to Support the New UCI Health Center for Advanced Care

The Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at UCI Health – Irvine will offer adult and pediatric specialty care, urgent care, digestive health, neurosciences and comprehensive laboratory and radiology imaging services in one convenient location.

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Building Peace One Piece at a Time

Kugelman Fellowships, created by Dulcie and Larry Kugelman, help UCI graduate students advance citizen peacebuilding worldwide.

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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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Nurse’s New Scholarship Continues a Circle of Giving

When Maureen Chand Kotecki received the inaugural Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship, she appreciated the financial relief plus something else intangible yet just as invaluable: a sense of support and encouragement.

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Audrey Steele Burnand Estate Gifts $57.75 Million to UCI

“This gift provides a unique opportunity for UCI to establish a world-class research center focused on the area of depression, which is extremely important from a societal point of view,” says Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research.

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Pharmacy Alumni Answer the Call to Vaccinate Orange County

UCI needed to quickly establish and staff clinics to vaccinate large numbers of elderly and at-risk individuals.

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