From the Chancellor


Dean, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
6/29/2011 — We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gregory Washington as dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering effective August 1, 2011.

Dr. Marianne Cinat
6/21/2011 — As you may have heard, Dr. Marianne Cinat, director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center, passed away this weekend. She has been a beloved member of the UC Irvine family for many years.

Reaffirmation of Sexual Harassment Policy
6/8/2011 — UC Irvine's values of respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation and fun provide the foundation for our actions. Our values ensure that we maintain a community where everyone can work and learn together free of harassment, exploitation or intimidation, including sexual harassment.

Chancellor's year-end update
6/1/2011 — As we approach the academic year-end, I invite you to celebrate how much we have achieved thanks to the unwavering dedication of our faculty, staff and students.

Staff Service Awards June 2
5/24/2011 — Once again, UC Irvine will honor long-term staff members at the annual Service Awards ceremony on Thursday, June 2.

2011 UCI Medalists
5/23/2011 — Each year, the UCI Medal is bestowed upon a few extraordinary individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the vision, mission and spirit of the University of California, Irvine.

Annual Wellness and Safety Fair
5/12/2011 — In celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day, UC Irvine will hold its 5th Annual Wellness and Safety Fair and 2nd Annual Systemwide "UC Walks" event from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Anteater Recreation Center. All faculty and staff are invited to participate.

Dean, School of Physical Sciences
4/13/2011 — We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Kenneth C. Janda as Dean of the School of Physical Sciences, effective May 1.

Status of executive searches
4/12/2011 — Due to the uncertainty surrounding the State budget, we are extending the interim appointments of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. At the same time, we are suspending the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications.

Celebrate UCI 2011
4/7/2011 — Celebrate UCI 2011 takes place on Saturday, April 16. I hope that you will attend the day-long event and encourage your friends and families to do the same. This is UC Irvine's 33rd annual celebration, and it provides an excellent opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn about what makes UC Irvine such a special place.

Reaching out to Japan
3/17/2011 — We have all been horrified by the destruction and human misery that have occurred in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The evolving and unstable environmental challenge emanating from the damage to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and other effects of this disaster have appropriately garnered the attention of the world.

Chancellor's comments to UC Regents
3/16/2011 — I visit all the schools on our campus once a year during the winter to discuss with faculty members the state of the institution and what we will be going forward. This year as I went around to the schools, we talked about the budget crisis and how we’re going to deal with the cuts.

Support UC Irvine
2/25/2011 — President Yudof recently shared a video about the positive impact the University of California has on education, innovation, and job creation across our state and around the world. The urgency of this message stems from the fact that Gov. Brown is asking the Legislature for cuts in most areas of State funding, along with a public vote on a series of tax extensions, in an effort to balance the state budget.

Advocating for UC Irvine
2/15/2011 — Our state’s leaders need to hear from you. In my face-to-face meetings with state officials I have learned that letters, particularly thoughtful, handwritten letters, are quite effective. I urge you to put pen to paper and write your legislators to tell them why UC matters.

Budget Town Hall Meetings
1/20/2011 — We are seeking input on the proposed state funding cut from the campus community by holding a series of town hall meetings to answer questions and hear your ideas on how we might best move forward together.

Remembering Our Values
1/14/2011 — During the past year I have written and spoken frequently about the importance of civility and values in a pluralistic democratic society, and why civility and values matter in today's world. This question was addressed eloquently by President Obama on Wednesday evening.

Proposed State Budget
1/10/2011 — This morning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. unveiled his proposed state budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. It contains draconian cuts in state funding to the University of California.

Search for Dean, School of Physical Sciences
12/21/2010 — We are pleased to announce the formation of a search committee charged with assisting us in appointing a dean for the School of Physical Sciences.

Reaffirmation of Nondiscrimination Policy
12/9/2010 — UC Irvine is an exemplar of excellence in many ways, including our unwavering commitment to assuring a discrimination-free and harassment-free community.

Interim Dean, School of Physical Sciences
10/29/2010 — We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Kenneth C. Janda as interim dean of the School of Physical Sciences, effective Nov. 1.

Vice Chancellor of Research
10/27/2010 — We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John C. Hemminger as vice chancellor for research, effective Nov. 1, 2010.

Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
9/27/2010 — We are pleased to announce that Thomas A. Parham has been named interim vice chancellor of student affairs.

University Advancement Vice Chancellor Search
8/10/2010 — We are pleased to announce the formation of a search committee charged with assisting us in appointing the vice chancellor of university advancement.

Annual Staff Picnic
8/4/2010 — The 20th Annual UCI Staff Picnic, "Surf’s Up UCI," is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Dean Rafael L. Bras
7/7/2010 — Rafael L. Bras, dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and distinguished professor at UC Irvine, has accepted a position as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Tech, effective Sept. 1.