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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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