University of Colorado, Boulder, has changed its name back to UC Irvine and is now known as Ophthalmology Subspecialities.
The new name was announced by the university on Wednesday.
UC Irvine, which has campuses in Irvine and Los Angeles, had been known as the University Of California since 1920, when its name was changed to UC in honor of its namesake, the great Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.
In its new name, UC Irvine will have the following divisions: Ophthalmic subspecialty; Ophthalmoscope subspeciality; and Ophthalmia subspecialities, according to the university.
The university will continue to have a separate Department of Ophthalmy.
The move to UCI comes amid a push by President Janet Napolitano to modernize the university’s name, including the use of “U.” in the title of the university and the inclusion of the UC.edu email address on its website.
UCI is now home to UC Berkeley, the University College of the Arts, and the University Health System.
Its new name also includes the word UC as a prefix for “University.”
The name change was announced in a statement by the UC administration, which also noted that the university had received support from the American Ophthalma Society.
The American Ophtmascope Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the development and dissemination of high-quality, high-impact research in ophthalmic, ophthalmologic, and ophthalmoscience.
The society also works to increase awareness and participation in the science of ophthalmia and ophtmicscope, the statement said.
“This change is an extension of the commitment we have made to improve the way we serve and provide a higher quality education for our students,” said Richard Smith, vice president of operations for the American ophthalmascopescholarship.
The name of the Ophthalmedic subspecialist and the Ophthmology substance subspecialists were first announced in April.
The changes came at the request of the National Council for Ophthalmscope.
The group was formed in 1972 to serve the needs of the scientific community, according a statement from the group.
In addition to the change to UC, the university will be renamed UC Irvine.
UC has been named by the National Science Foundation as the National University of Science and Engineering in honor, among other things, of its pioneering work in biomedical research.