Volume II, Issue 4: January 2010


Coach Speraw's top five

Coach John Speraw
Head men's volleyball coach John Speraw
Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight already waning? Men's volleyball head coach John Sperawshares the top five tunes to move to on his workout playlist.

  1. Guns N' Roses' "Mr. Brownstone." Getting me pumped up since 1988.
  2. Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked." The title pretty much says go workout because you ate too much during the holidays.
  3. Beck's "Gamma Ray." Great beat for running. I hate running so if you see me charging down California Avenue toward the ARC it's for two reasons: I'm listening to this song, and it's downhill.
  4. Silversun Pickups' "Substitution." As a player, I was usually the sub off the bench. I worked very hard to make sure I was ready to go. It reminds me of that attitude and gets me going.   
  5. Rise Against's "The Good Left Undone." Best overall workout band. Makes me want to run through walls and get in one more pull-up.   

Ten UCI professors named new AAAS fellows

Wilson Ho
New AAAS fellow Wilson Ho, the Donald Bren Professor of Physics & Chemistry, builds some of the world's most sophisticated microscopes.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named 10 UCI professors new fellows. They are: Richard Chamberlin, chemistry; Liu Chen, physics & astronomy; Steven Frank, ecology & evolutionary biology; Wilson Ho, physics & astronomy; Anthony Long, ecology & evolutionary biology; James Nowick, chemistry; Ian Parker, neurobiology & behavior; William Reeburgh, Earth system science; Michael Rugg, neurobiology & behavior; and Stephen Weller, ecology & evolutionary biology. In all, 115 UCI professors are fellows in the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society.

AAAS fellows »

Dalai Lama Scholar hopes to spread a little kindness

Dalai Lama scholar Jasmine Fang
Dalai Lama scholar Jasmine Fang

Senior Jasmine Fang's plan to promote kindness has earned her the 2009-10 XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship, which recognizes UCI students for honesty, integrity, fairness and service to others. Applicants must outline a project promoting ethics, peace, compassionate leadership, or local and global responsibility. Fang, a business economics major, will receive $10,000 to help organize Kindness Month activities at UCI in May. "A kind gesture can truly make a big difference in our world," Fang says.

Dalai Lama Scholar »

Belmont appointed CEO of UC Irvine Medical Center

Terry A. Belmont has been named chief executive officer of UC Irvine Medical Center, pending regental approval. Prior to joining UCI in March 2009 to serve as interim CEO, Belmont was CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital and senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente in the San Diego and Inland Empire regions. In his new role, Belmont oversees Orange County's only university hospital and Level I trauma center, the medical center's complex operating systems, and the delivery of high-quality healthcare for county residents.

Belmont announcement »

Talesh to lead Student Affairs office

Rameen Talesh
Rameen Talesh '89

Rameen Talesh '89 has been named Student Affairs assistant vice chancellor. He's been interim AVC since spring 2009 and has assumed management of the Office of the Dean of Students. Talesh earned a bachelor's in political science from UCI, a master's in public administration from California State University, Northridge and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Southern California.

Rameen Talesh »

In memoriam: Former men's basketball coach Bill Mulligan

Bill Mulligan
Bill Mulligan had a career record of 163-156 with the Anteaters, and the success of his teams helped fuel interest in constructing the Bren Events Center.

Bill Mulligan, who brought national acclaim to the UCI men's basketball program in the 1980s, passed away Jan. 12 at the age of 79. Mulligan was head coach for 11 seasons (1980-91), compiling a 40-17 record in his first two seasons. He led the Anteaters to the National Invitation Tournament in 1982 and 1986, when he was named the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the UCI Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Mulligan is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons Billy Jr., Shawn and Brian; and sister Kay Huguelet.

Bill Mulligan »