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August 2016
Issue No. 77

2016 grad named Presidential Champion of Change
Two questions come to mind when chatting with new anthropology alumnus Matine Azadian: First, how does one turn an anthropology degree into a career in medicine? And second, why would someone choose such an unconventional-and seemingly more complicated-path?

Azadian, a 2016 UCI graduate, seems to have the answers; he's navigating the unusual road quite successfully. During his time as an undergrad, he earned the title of UCI's Chancellor's Scholar for the class of 2016; a place as the youngest UCI student to be named an Endowed Research Executive with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and-most recently-the prestigious Presidential Champion of Change Award.

UCI School of Social Sciences, 7.28.16
Rams football training camp at UCI
Photo: Jeff Lewis, Los Angeles Rams

The University of California, Irvine and the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms allowing the team to host its 2016 training camp on campus, returning professional football to Orange County for the first time in two decades. The agreement runs for three years, with a renewal option. Rams fans can watch players in action for free on UCI's Crawford Field on a variety of days throughout the summer.

UCI at 2016 Olympic Games

UC Irvine has a number of representations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games beginning this week.

Track and Field
  • Persis William-Mensah (Ghana, 4x100 relay), current UCI student-athlete
  • Charles Jock (U.S., 800 meters), former UCI student-athlete
Men's volleyball
  • David Smith (U.S.), former UCI student-athlete
  • Kevin Tillie (France), former UCI student-athlete
Women's water polo
  • Dan Klatt (U.S. assistant coach) - Current UCI head coach and former UCI student-athlete
Men's swimming
  • Dave Durden (U.S. assistant coach), Former UCI student-athlete
  • Eva Lee (U.S.) - UCI alumna
  • Phillip Chew (U.S.) - Current UCI student


The Orange County Register, 8.02.16

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