API Thriving

UCI is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  This federal designation aligns with UCI’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence.  As a designated AANAPISI, UCI faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships and partnerships.

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Milestones

AY 2019-2020 Milestones
Fall Quarter 2019
UCI hosts APIA Scholars Jump Start College Tour + Pathways to STEM Careers, a college access program that brought nearly 300 students and parents to campus (https://apiascholars.org/opportunities/programs/jump-start-college-tour/)
AY 2018-2019 Milestones
Fall Quarter 2018
UCI presentation on “Uncovering the Diversity of AAPI Students” highlighted in Electronic Proceedings of 2017 Minority Serving Institution Convening.
AY 2017-2018 Milestones
Spring Quarter 2018
UCI partners with Irvine Valley College and Coastline Community College to initiate Orange County AANAPISI Consortium.
Winter Quarter 2018
UCI hosts APIA Scholars Jumpstart College Tour, de-mystifying higher education access for 400+ families.
AY 2016-2017 Milestones
Spring Quarter 2017
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Douglas Haynes announces establishment of campus-wide AANAPISI task force. View task force report here.
Spring Quarter 2017
Advancing Inclusive Excellence: UCI as an AANAPISI:  The Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts Akil Vohra, UCI alumnus and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI).
Fall Quarter 2016
UCI awarded AANAPISI Title III Part F grant for DECADE PLUS
AY 2015-2016 Milestones
Winter Quarter 2016
UCI designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)

Achievements

UCI NEWS | Sherry Main is named vice chancellor of strategic communications & public affairs ★

vice chancellor of strategic communications & public affairs Sherry L. Main standing with hands on her hips smiling

Proven communications leader will guide effort to enhance UCI’s reputation

UCI PODCAST | Global indigeneity

With recent announcements of Native Americans eligible to have their UC tuition waived beginning this fall and adding Native Hawaiians to the heritage month that historically honored Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, we checked in with Assistant Professor Na’puti in the Department of Global and International Studies to help break down these massive identify groups and their cultures. Broadcasting from the island of Guam, Na’puti shares about her work with indigenous populations in the Pacific Islands and how that translates to better understanding of global indigeneity.

PBS | The Chinese Six Companies with Jeannie Lin, Henry Samueli School of Engineering

PBS The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents.

As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

UCI Podcast: What it means to be an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution

UCI Podcast: What it means to be an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving InstitutionIn UCI’s fifth year of being AANAPISI, Joseph Morales breaks down why this designation is important now

TikTok’s Nick Tran MBA ’11 Named Chair of Dean’s Leadership Circle

TikTok’s Nick Tran MBA ’11 Named Chair of Dean’s Leadership Circle

Nick Tran MBA ’11, global head of marketing for TikTok, is the newest chair of the Dean’s Leadership Circle (DLC). During his one-year term, Tran will provide vital support to the UCI Paul Merage School of Business by providing invaluable advice and direction during a time of disruption and innovation.

UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies receives two international grants

UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies receives two international grants

The Center for Critical Korean Studies at the University of California, Irvine has received two prestigious grants – one from the Academy of Korean Studies, the other from the Korea Foundation. They provide the UCI unit with more than $1 million for academic and programmatic developments, including a new faculty position.

UCI professor’s film earns Best Short Film prize at Anifilm

fatimah tobing rony

Fatimah Tobing Rony, professor and chair in UCI’s Department of Film and Media Studies, has won the Best Short Film prize for her animated film “Annah La Javanaise” at the Anifilm International Film Festival in Liberec, Czech Republic.

Erika Hayasaki awarded Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowship

Erika Hayasaki awarded Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellowship

Erika Hayasaki, associate professor of English in UCI’s Literary Journalism Program, has been named a University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is among 11 journalists who will participate in a remote fellowship to pursue and publish in-depth reporting projects examining pressing public challenges.

In Their Own Words: Kayla Richardson

In Their Own Words: Kayla Richardson

Kayla shares her story as a member of both the AAPI & Black communities.

Seven faculty members named 2021-22 Hellman Fellows

Seven faculty members named 2021-22 Hellman Fellows

L to R: Adriana Villavicencio, Adeyemi Adeleye, Vibhuti Ramachandran, Celia Symons, Judit Romhanyi, Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen, Christopher Seeds

Seven assistant professors at UCI will receive $50,000 Hellman Fellowships, which are bestowed annually to support research by junior faculty. They join an elite group of 63 UCI Hellman Fellows since 2013, when the Hellman Fellows Fund established the program here. The program began in 1995 at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego and has since expanded organically to all UC institutions. In 2020, after 25 years of funding the Program, the Hellman family generously established an endowment to allow the program to continue in perpetuity across UC’s 10 campuses.

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Students

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  • AAPI Graduation Celebrations
    • Pilipinx Graduation Celebration
    • Southeast Asian Graduation Celebration
    • Vietnamese Graduation Celebration

 

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Grant Title III Funding

The AANAPISI Program provides grants and related assistance to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions to expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals

UCI holds an AANAPISI Title III, Part F grant for DECADE PLUS