Recent Messages About Free Speech

UC President announces National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

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 [...]

UC President announces National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement 2017-11-06T10:16:20+00:00

Does Disruption Violate Free Speech?

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 [...]

Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? 2017-11-06T10:16:47+00:00

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community

  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. [...]

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community 2017-11-06T10:17:28+00:00

Student Conduct Review Regarding Incident of May 10, 2017

UCI welcomes all opinions and encourages a free exchange of ideas – in fact, we defend free speech as one of our bedrock principles as a public university.   Yet, we must protect everyone’s right to express themselves without disruption.  This concept is clearly articulated in our policies and campus messaging.  We will hold firm [...]

Student Conduct Review Regarding Incident of May 10, 2017 2017-11-06T10:22:49+00:00

UCI School of Law: Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil

Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil 2017-2018 Colloquium Series Sept. 8, 2017–April 19, 2018 UC Irvine School of Law The Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy’s 2017-18 Colloquium Series Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil will launch on Friday, September 8, 2017 with a special event: Charlottesville: A Defining Moment in America, A [...]

UCI School of Law: Hate In A Period of Political Turmoil 2017-11-06T10:23:09+00:00

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 [...]

Yesterday’s Events in Charlottesville 2017-11-06T10:27:33+00:00

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 [...]

ICYMI: Reza Aslan presents Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on May 2nd 2017-11-06T10:34:44+00:00

Vice Provost Haynes Discussing Inclusivity on “Ask the Leader” with Claudia Shambaugh

Ask the Leader with Claudia Shambaugh Reza Aslan, an internationally renowned religion writer and scholar, spoke May 2nd, at the Barclay about Islamophobia. Douglas Haynes, UCI Professor of History and Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion covers his organization’s goals and how Professor Aslan addressed them. Vice Provost Haynes also discusses inclusivity [...]

Vice Provost Haynes Discussing Inclusivity on “Ask the Leader” with Claudia Shambaugh 2017-11-06T10:36:57+00:00

Standing Together Against Hate and Anti-Semitism

  To the Anteater community: The dramatic increase nationwide in threats of violence against Jewish schools, community centers and other organizations – 90 bomb threats since the start of the year and 20 just yesterday – hit close to home Monday afternoon when our neighboring Merage Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat and [...]

Standing Together Against Hate and Anti-Semitism 2017-11-06T10:39:32+00:00

Op-Ed Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism by Howard Gillman

LA Times Op-ed  Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn't duck the fight against white nationalism By: Howard Gillman December 20, 2016   Excerpt: "Universities support free speech and condemn censorship for two reasons — to ensure that positive, helpful, illuminating messages can circulate widely, and to expose hateful or dangerous ideas that, if never [...]

Op-Ed Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism by Howard Gillman 2017-11-06T10:43:25+00:00