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EducationDIVE: UC-Irvine brings intentionality to its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

UC-Irvine brings intentionality to its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution Author: Tara García Mathewson Published: July 5, 2017 Excerpt: The university built becoming an HSI into its strategic plan, and its aim is to help Latino students thrive The University of California, Irvine is among the latest to earn the “Hispanic-Serving Institution” designation, joining a [...]

Tavis Smiley: Higher Ed. with John King, Michele Siqueiros, Douglas Haynes

Tavis Smiley Higher Ed. with John King, Michele Siqueiros, Douglas Haynes Video duration: 10:35 | Aired: 06/29/17 | Rating: NR | Video has closed captioning. The esteemed panel discusses higher education as a path to economic opportunity and social mobility. View online: http://www.pbs.org/video/3002360390/

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Updated guidance on executive order restricting travel and entry into the United States by individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (‘Designated Countries’)

UC Office of the President Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The March 6, 2017 Executive Order No. 13780 ("Executive Order" [https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/preliminary-guidance-revised-executive-order-restricting-travel-and-entry-united-states]) was challenged in multiple lawsuits and multiple courts issued orders holding that the Executive Order was unlawful and temporarily stopping the Executive Order from going into effect. (The Executive Order was “stayed.”) The United States [...]

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OC Register: What is a cultural graduation ceremony? Universities host celebrations for blacks, Latinos, gays, veterans and others

Excerpt: “Commencement is so big that the accomplishments of some of the students are not recognized, but when you break it down by community, you can recognize their accomplishments,” said Romaine Arterberry, of UCR’s Women’s Resource Center. UC Irvine will host its own “Raza Graduation,” the 39th edition, next Thursday in the Bren Events Center. There [...]

LA Times: UC Irvine’s rare distinction: It’s an elite research university that’s a haven for Latinos

Excerpt: UC Irvine may seems an unlikely haven for Latino students. The campus is located in what used to be a largely white Republican community, home now to so many Asians that people joke that UCI stands for University of Chinese Immigrants. But the Irvine campus is now the most popular UC choice for Latino [...]

Inside Higher Ed: University of California plan links first-generation students with similar professors

Excerpt: The initiative, which encourages instructors on campus to identify themselves via T-shirts, buttons and other means as the first in their families to graduate from a four-year institution, starts next week during Santa Cruz's Student Success Week. Fifty-four professors have signed on so far, along with dozens other faculty supporters. Systemwide, some 800 faculty [...]

UCI Rated #1 in New York Times “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream”

Excerpt: Welcome to the third annual College Access Index. It's a New York Times ranking of colleges — those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent — based on their commitment to economic diversity. The ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower-and middle-income students that a college enrolls [...]

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UCI meets U.S. Department of Education eligibility as a Hispanic-serving institution

Excerpt: Irvine, Calif., May 22, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Education has named the University of California, Irvine a Hispanic-serving institution for 2017-18, meaning that fully one-quarter of undergraduates identify as Latino and that half of all students receive financial aid. The designation builds on UCI’s recognition earlier this year as an Asian American and [...]

Resources for Supporting Undocumented Students

UC Website - Undocumented Student Resources University of California Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community UC's FAQs on Immigration Enforcement Actions Know Your Rights if Approached by Immigration Enforcement Agents Working with Immigrant-Origin Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals. Based on a Report of the APA Presidential Task [...]

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ICYMI: Reza Aslan presents Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on May 2nd

On Tuesday May 2nd, Professor Reza Aslan visited the UCI campus to discuss Fear Inc. Confronting Islamophobia in America. The afternoon started with a student forum, where UCI students were able to have a more intimate conversation with Professor Aslan. The public lecture was presented to a full house at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Professor Aslan discussed [...]