UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman has been elected to the governing board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Established in 1986, HACU is the only national education association that represents Hispanic-serving institutions. Although its members in the U.S. account for only 10 percent of higher education institutions nationwide, they educate more than two-thirds [...]
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Dear colleagues: I am pleased to announce a call for proposals of up to $20,000 for the new Provost Initiative on Understanding and Engaging with Extremism. This call is part of the recently announced UCI Confronting Extremism initiative, managed through the Office of Inclusive Excellence, that engages scholars and community members on pivotal topics shaping our [...]
The University of California — birthplace of the Free Speech Movement — will open a center in Washington D.C. devoted to research, education and advocacy on issues of free speech and civic engagement. “Few issues today are more timely, or more challenging, than free speech on our nation’s college campuses,” said UC President Janet [...]
To: All faculty, staff and students From: Chancellor Howard Gillman and Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia Subject: Introducing UCI Confronting Extremism Distribution date: Oct. 24, 2017 To the Anteater community: The world is changing. In recent years and months, we have seen increasing displays of hate, violence and unrest entrenched in extremism. While [...]
The Chronicle of Higher Education October 17, 2017 By Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Disruption-Violate-Free/241470 Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? When student protesters prevented President Michael H. Schill of the University of Oregon from delivering his State of the University speech this month, the group explained, "Free speech is the right of individuals and [...]
Dear campus community, This fall, UCI and other campuses have been subjected to unauthorized poster distribution by external organizations unaffiliated with the University of California. The posters were removed because they violated posting policy on campus property. The content of these unauthorized posters was troubling. They targeted students, faculty and administrators by name and/or caricature. [...]
UCI launches Center for Jewish Studies Multidisciplinary hub aims to advance research, engage public on October 16, 2017 Irvine, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 – A new Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Irvine will bring together faculty, students, visiting scholars and members of the public interested in exploring Judaism. Led by Matthias [...]
EVENT: UCI will host a presentation called “Running for Her Life: How Kathrine Switzer and Elizabeth Gray Broke Barriers, Created Social Progress & Found Empowerment Through Running,” in which the two women share their inspirational stories. A reception and book signing will follow. WHEN/WHERE: 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Student Center’s Crystal Cove [...]
A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman Dear fellow Anteaters: As we start an exciting new academic year, I want to share some thoughts on the protections and norms of free speech on our campus. I deeply believe that it is possible to have robust free speech while treating each other with mutual respect. [...]
September 12, 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY We write today to share urgent news for those in our community who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On September 5, the Trump administration announced it would end the DACA program, effective March 5, 2018. We strongly disagree with this decision. It threatens [...]