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Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!

Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!


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Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!




Dr Andrew Noymer - COVID-19 Interview II

UCI Pandemic Scientist & Professor Andrew Noymer updates us on the COVID-19 two weeks after his revelatory first interview here. Much of what he predicted has come true. He fills in the gaps on public information with this wide-ranging conversation and answers to listener questions. The take away is SOCIAL DISTANCING, “we will get through this”...but it is serious! Letting the pandemic run its course is not an option...our healthcare system would collapse. Revealing insights into this world...


UC Presidential Chair Professor Oladele Ogunseitan - Coronavirus

UC Presidential Chair and founder of UCI’s Population Health & Disease Prevention Department ~ Professor Oladele Ogunseitan discusses where we are on another momentous day with COVID-19. He also gives us his long-term perspectives. One thing he knows for sure is public health professionals are being stretched to the max, but are rising to the occasion in their mission of “helping others in need”.


Dr Andrew Noymer - CORONAVIRUS !

Dr. Andrew Noymer is an associate professor of public health at UCI. He is a population health scientist whose focus is on infectious disease. His research straddles the biological & social domains to get a clearer understanding of the pandemic patterns and COVID-19.


Jane Page, Drama Department Directing Professor

UCI Drama Directing Professor Jane Page has directed extensively both nationally and internationally. Her experience brought her to UCI in 2012 and by 2015 she was named Professor of the Year for the entire campus! She brings great sensitivity to her work, along with a strong drive of dedication, passion and thoroughness. Her new play, 'Living Out' opens this week at the Robert Cohen Theatre and runs from March 7-15.


Richard Alley, Nobel Prize Winner, Climate Change Expert & Penn State Professor

Dr Richard Alley is an international expert on climate change. He participated in the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He hosted the PBS mini-series 'Earth: The Operator's Manual' and has authored numerous books, including the popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine. Much information is to be had in this world exploring interview...


Paula Smith, First Year Athletic Director

First year UCI Athletic Director Paula Smith brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including multiple high school sports, Big West League offices and UC Riverside Sports. Anteater athletics is multi-faceted and the new A.D. is well versed in all aspects. Listen to her perspectives on everything from NCAA compliance to where our teams are headed next, and it never hurts to hear about when the Los Angeles Rams come to campus. Under her guidance our student athletic program...


Carol Burke, Professor of English, Folklore & Literary Journalism

Professor Carol Burke has worked in the field of military culture for much of her career, including teaching at the U.S. Naval Academy and being embedded with units in Afghanistan and Iraq. She brings a unique perspective to our military culture over the last 20+ years. It is a fascinating interview...



I am working with Student Health Center & UCI Strategic Communications to keep you up to date on the CORONAVIRUS. The following public service announcement was provided by them. As medical director of the UCI Student Health Center, Dr. Albert Chang has gotten a lot of questions from UCI students, faculty, and staff about coronavirus. The respiratory infection was first detected in central China recently and has spread to several international locations around the world, including the United...


Enrique Lavernia, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Come explore the world of UCI Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Materials Science Enrique Lavernia. The man who in partnership with Chancellor Gillman leads this campus of over 50,000 students, staff and academics with a $2.3 billion annual operating budget. He explains how this world-class institution will continue to break new ground and why he truly loves his job. Remarkable nuanced insights and candor, culminating in a ‘Bright Past and Brilliant...


Willie Banks PhD, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Willie Banks spent time at several universities before landing at UCI in the summer of 2019. His landmark career moment came early in his career when he realized he wanted to be on a team working with students helping them change their lives...


Dr Melinda Nicewonger '19 - Earth System Scientist

Dr Melinda Nicewonger'19 loves to engage with people and she loves her work as a earth systems scientist; looking at oceans, atmosphere and land as an inter-disciplinary system. In this podcast she describes her multiple research trips to Antarctica and her postdoctoral fellowship at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado.


David Kniffin, National Champion Men's Volleyball Coach

Coach Kniff ‘03 is articulate, insightful and at times, inspiring. As a UCI student he majored in philosophy and led the Anteaters to their first national #1 ranking as starting setter. He loves volleyball, but looks beyond the court for the true meaning of what a coach does…


NEW YEAR'S EVE ~ KUCI 50th Anniverary Show

On the night of auld lang syne listen as KUCI veterans celebrate 50 years of KUCI variety, innovation and freeform radio. Show guests are: Station Manager Kevin Stockdale(31 yrs), P.A. host Mike Kaspar(18 yrs) and P.A. host Janeane Bernstein (12 yrs). From public service to the police showing up, you never know what to expect at KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine.


Jim Guerinot, Music Industry Executive

After producing concerts at UCI and graduating in English '85, Jim Guerinot moved immediately into working on 4 SOLD OUT Bruce Springsteen concerts at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. From concert promotion Jim would transition into record company work, eventually becoming Executive Vice President at legendary A&M Records. Today, Jim continues in the music business heading Rebel Waltz Artist Management. Jim tells an amazing story...


Roland Betancourt, Art History/Disneyland Professor

Chancellor's Professor and Professor of Art History Roland Betancourt shares his expertise about art, technology and Disneyland. This surprising combination connects the dots on the human condition of tactile experience from the time of the Byzantine Empire to the happiest place on earth.


Police Chief Liz Griffin

New UCI Police Chief Liz Griffin wanted to be a police officer since she was a little kid. Now she leads a department of 50 officers and over 60 professional staff. Her 25+ years at the City of Long Beach Police Department from patrol officer to commander prepared her for the role. Listen to this gay, Latina leader in a relaxed, open and insightful interview. She is always looking for ways to make things better…


Irv Cuevas, KABC-TV News Team journalist

Irv Cuevas worked behind and in front of the camera as part of the KABC-TV News team. Here he shares his life growing up in Mississippi, going to college, serving in the Navy and his wild ride in journalism. Along the way he shares about life, ambition and career. Enjoy!


Dr David Monkarsh, autism expert with 40+ years of experience

Dr David Monkarsh leads us on an exploration of the UCI Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. His breathe of experience of over 40+ years combined with his passion made for a excellent leader. Much progress has been made with this mysterious condition and earlier identification is helping a great deal.


Alex Roulin, Peacemaker, Biology Professor & International Barn Owl Expert

From the University of Lausanne, Switzerland Professor Alex Roulin recently attended UCI's Environmental Peacebuilding Conference. He is a barn owl expert and is spreading peace in the Middle East by enrolling enemies to save this endangered species. Alex educates farmers in the Middle East how important it is to help barn owls to thrive so the barn owl can help the farmer eliminate rodents which eat their crops. Professor Roulin has a contagious personality for good and is just plain fun to...


Professor and Head Costume Designer Holly Durbin

Professor and Clare Trevor School of the Arts Head Costume Designer Holly Durbin talks about her 3+ decades of costume experience. She has worked extensively in opera and Shakespeare. She has worked as far away as Seville, Spain, London's West End, and Broadway. Her insights will surprise and delight...