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NSF grant will support effort to strengthen STEM-education pathways for Latino students

UCI has received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a conference on strengthening pathways for Latino students in science, technology, engineering and math. The award comes shortly after the university’s designation as a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. As an HSI, it’s eligible for funding and grants to help support [...]


AANAPISI Newsletter – August Edition – AANAPISI Spotlight: University of California, Irvine

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), we acknowledge the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in advancing our mission as a public research university proudly serving the residents of Orange County and the state of California. One of our recent major milestones was the designation in February 2017 from the U.S. Department of [...]

Yesterday’s Events in Charlottesville

  A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman   To the Anteater Community: The shocking and revolting events that unfolded in Charlottesville remind us that the despicable and violent ideology of white supremacy continues to haunt and terrorize communities across the nation. We send our condolences and heartfelt thoughts to the friends and families of those [...]

Applications now open for 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship! Deadline July 31

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship We are excited to announce that applications for our 2017-2018 CMSI Research Fellowship are now open! We are committed to supporting the scholarship of academics focusing their work on Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This one-year fellowship carries a one-time $5,000 stipend as well as travel accommodations for one [...]

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 [...]

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