From the OC Register:
Vicki Ruiz, history professor and chairwoman of the Chicano/Latino studies department, was recently named a Distinguished Professor, the highest-level distinction for UC Irvine faculty… Three UC Irvine professors are the recipients of 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Awards. Each professor will receive an award of $1.5 million over five years that will directly support research projects. The award was given to 41 people in the United States.

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