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Official Launch of New Dreamers Website

Student Affairs is proud to announce the official launch of our new and improved Dreamers Website http://dreamers.uci.edu/ This site will serve as an information hub for programs, services, and resources for students who identify as AB540, Dreamers, and Undocumented. The site is now interactive, provides access to additional resources, and contains integrated social media buttons [...]

Inclusion at UCI

  Dear Campus Community, A number of posters, advertising a student-sponsored event, have appeared on campus using offensive language directed at members of the campus community. One such poster included the word "faggotry”. Homophobia as well as other forms of bias contradicts our campus' enduring commitment to inclusive excellence. Let me be clear: bigotry has [...]

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Dear Colleagues, May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. At 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. At the [...]

Professor Roxane Silver appointed Associate Director of the UCI ADVANCE Program

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roxane Silver as Associate Director of the UCI ADVANCE Program in the Office of Inclusive Excellence, effective April 1, 2016. In this role, Dr. Silver will be principally responsible for directing the Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE) Faculty Mentors Program. Originally funded [...]

Anteater Insights: Inclusive Excellence Spirit Grants

Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the recipients of the 2016 Inclusive Excellence Spirit Grants. Inclusive excellence is integral to UCI’s ascendancy among globally preeminent universities. Our commitment to this concept inclusive excellence informs our research, teaching and service missions as a land-grant public research university. The purpose of the Spirit Awards is to [...]

Assistant Professor Franklin Dollar and Assistant Professor Chang Liu honored as 2016 Sloan Fellows

We congratulate UCI faculty members Franklin Dollar and Chang Liu who have been selected as 2016 Sloan Fellows, a significant distinction for early career scientists. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the awards on Feb. 23. Franklin Dollar, assistant professor in physics and astronomy, specializes in plasma physics, and is a member of the Dry [...]

New study demonstrates the effectiveness of UCI Equity Advisor Model

UCI Works to ADVANCE Women in Higher Education: Professor Judy Stepan-Norris and her co-author demonstrate that UCI out-performed other UC campuses in hiring women faculty during the study period (1993-2009). Professor Stepan-Norris shows that the Equity Advisor model together with greater transparency in the search process contributed to impressive hiring gains after 2001.  

New Guidelines for Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs

February 17, 2016 Dear Colleagues, I want to bring to your attention a new inclusive excellence resource entitled Guidelines for Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs in Compliance with Proposition 209. (It is available at http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/guidance/enhancing-diversity-at-uc.html.) Produced by the University of California Office of the President, these guidelines broadly describe strategies for diversity [...]

Anteater Insights: Douglas M. Haynes

Dear Colleagues, This February, we celebrate Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month. An annual celebration of achievements by black Americans, it is a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History [...]

Sakina Ibrahim Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Sakina Ibrahim,  Master of Fine Arts 2014 alumnus of the University of California, Irvine, has been nominated for the 47th Annual NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Instructional for her first book, self-published in June 2015, Big Words to Little Me: Advice to the Younger Self. Sakina utilizes the book's message to facilitate empowerment workshops with [...]