Current Communications & Recent News

Current Communications

BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

February 9, 2022

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History A message from Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes,  Dear campus community, I welcome you all to join me in commemorating February as…

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UCOP | President Drake: A statement on the recent bomb threats made against Historically Black Colleges and Universities ♥

February 3, 2022
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UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

February 1, 2022

Recent News

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Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota ♥ ★ ✚

April 16, 2021

Dear campus community, Daunte Wright joins a lengthening and disheartening list of unarmed Black people who have been killed in police custody. The time and place may be different, but…

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

February 3, 2021

This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the Black workers, scholars, artists and activists who have propelled the University of California-and the world-forward and the work…

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UCI NEWS | Black History Month: Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community ♥ ★ ✚

February 1, 2021
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UCI NEWS | UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California

January 6, 2021

SCIENCE MAGAZINE | ‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 ♥ ★ ✚

December 21, 2020

‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 Science Magazine | December 21, 2020 One of those institutions is the University of California, Irvine,…

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NEWSWEEK | OPINION by Michele Goodwin, Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America ♥ ★✚

December 3, 2020

UCI Solidarity Statements

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

August 14, 2020

<<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…

Recognize and Interrupt Microagressions

July 15, 2020

<< Return to Change the Culture Recognize Microaggressions and the Messages They Send Racial Microaggressions as a Tool to Understand Everyday Racism in Academia Interrupting Microaggressions Racial Microaggressions – Annotated…


Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚

June 19, 2020

Dear campus community, Today the campus observes the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. It refers to the date when enslaved Black men, women and children in the…

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Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

June 9, 2020

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment…

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School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚

June 9, 2020

Events this week on anti-blackness and racism   The events of the last two weeks following the police killing of George Floyd have galvanized ongoing protests and calls for action…

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UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚

June 8, 2020
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School of Medicine | Stand Against Racism: A Call-to-Action ♥ ★ ✚

June 8, 2020

Dear Community, Today, our hearts are broken.  As two members of a small number of African-American faculty in the UCI School of Medicine, we find ourselves in tears yet again.…

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School of Law | UCI Law Community Statement ♥★

June 8, 2020

Dear UCI Law Community, I have been ripped apart by the events of the past few weeks. Not because the issues are new, but precisely because they are not. I…

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Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚

June 8, 2020

  Friends, We have watched in horror and grief as the events of the last few weeks transpired, exposing systematic anti-Black racism as persistent, pervasive, and lethal. It is a…

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Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Science | An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚

June 5, 2020

Dear UCI community, I think we can all appreciate that this has been a difficult week. UC Irvine Health came together this afternoon to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We…

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UCI Libraries | Library Resources on Racism and Diversity

June 5, 2020

New Ebook Collection: Understanding and Combatting Racism The UCI Libraries stands in solidarity with the campus in its stance against anti-blackness, and as allies against racism.   To support the campus educational…

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UCI Cross-Cultural Center: Black Life is Sacred.

June 2, 2020

Black Life is Sacred. Our spirit is truly with all of our Black community members at this time. We mourn and grieve for the families and loved ones of George…