‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community

‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community Angeline Dukes, who’s currently a student in the department of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said it was “wonderful” to find a community of people who had not only succeeded, but overcome the [...]

‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community2021-03-16T14:18:20-07:00

LA TIMES | Only 3% of UC Irvine students are Black. The ‘Black Thriving Initiative’ aims to change that ♥ ★ ✚

LA TIMES | Only 3% of UC Irvine students are Black. The ‘Black Thriving Initiative’ aims to change that A decade ago, UC Irvine students and faculty rallied to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Now the the university is launching a comprehensive effort to transform itself into [...]

LA TIMES | Only 3% of UC Irvine students are Black. The ‘Black Thriving Initiative’ aims to change that ♥ ★ ✚2021-03-16T14:56:00-07:00

LA Times: ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and students archive the work of living Black activists

Screenshot of one of UCI-HBCU fellowship’s meetings. The summer fellowship was conducted virtually due to COVID-19.(Courtesy of Jessica Millward) View at latimes.com: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-08-19/a-peoples-project-hbcu-students-and-uci-professors-archive-the-work-of-living-black-activists  ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and HBCU students archive the work of living Black activists By Vera CastanedaStaff Writer  Aug. 19, 2020 | 6:06 PM From the confines of a prison, [...]

LA Times: ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and students archive the work of living Black activists2020-08-24T14:26:22-07:00

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative

  Dear Campus Community, I am writing to announce the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious vehicle for institutional transformation. In response to the protests against police violence directed at Black people and the persistence of systemic anti-Blackness, Chancellor Gillman on May 31 called for an unprecedented campus response to this national imperative. [...]

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative2021-04-01T12:41:12-07:00

Leadership Education to Advance Diversity – African, Black, and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC)

<<Return to Black Thriving Initiative Leadership Education to Advance Diversity - African, Black, and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC)Established in 2019 Leadership Education to Advance Diversity–African, Black and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC) is a UCI School of Medicine mission-based program aimed at producing future physicians who are committed to addressing the health needs of African, Black and Caribbean communities in California, the United States, and [...]

Leadership Education to Advance Diversity – African, Black, and Caribbean (LEAD-ABC)2020-08-18T11:00:51-07:00

Exploring Anti-Black Racism Through Courses

<< Return to Black Thriving Initiative   Exploring Anti-Black Racism Through Courses Several new courses are free and open to all UCI students, staff, and faculty, and each for completion in five weeks. Module 1 - Anti-Blackness in the United States: Black Protest Tradition Module 2 - Anti-Blackness in the United States: [...]

Exploring Anti-Black Racism Through Courses2020-08-19T14:35:40-07:00

Investing in Student Achievement and Honoring Black Faculty through Fundraising and Philanthropic Gifts

<<Back to Black Thriving Initiative   Investing in Student Achievement and Honoring Black Faculty through Fundraising and Philanthropic Gifts The final component of the community Initiative revolves around investing in student achievement and honoring Black faculty. Currently, there are several opportunities for continued and accelerated philanthropic support. Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture (Cross Cultural Center, [...]

Investing in Student Achievement and Honoring Black Faculty through Fundraising and Philanthropic Gifts2020-08-19T14:45:36-07:00

Establish an External Advisory Board for the Black Thriving Initiative and Office of Inclusive Excellence Speakers Bureau

<<Back to Black Thriving Initiative   Establish an External Advisory Board for the Black Thriving Initiative and Office of Inclusive Excellence Speakers Bureau The Initiative requires a coherent strategy and purposeful execution to succeed. This is particularly the case in Orange County where Black people comprise a little less than 2% of the general population [...]

Establish an External Advisory Board for the Black Thriving Initiative and Office of Inclusive Excellence Speakers Bureau2020-08-18T10:48:48-07:00

Change Aligns the UCI Police Department with the Campus Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

<<Back to Black Thriving Initiative Change Aligns the UCI Police Department with the Campus Commitment to Inclusive Excellence As the current national reckoning has underscored, policing is definitely a major focal point for change. The campus takes this seriously as part of a comprehensive commitment to inclusive excellence. A whole university approach toward safety and [...]

Change Aligns the UCI Police Department with the Campus Commitment to Inclusive Excellence2020-08-19T14:38:01-07:00

Drawing upon Evidence-Based Practices for Staff Leaders

<< Return to Mission: Mobilizing the Whole University to Promote Black Student Success, Degree Completion, and Advancement in UCI's Academic Programs   Drawing upon Evidence-Based Practices for Staff Leaders Staff members represent a mainstay to support the research productivity and student learning and development at UCI.  However, Black representation across all staff has stagnated at [...]

Drawing upon Evidence-Based Practices for Staff Leaders2020-08-19T17:21:39-07:00
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