Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at UCI ♥ ★

Dear campus community, UCI students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to celebrate the diverse and impactful contributions of individuals of Asian and Asian American descent through a variety of offerings at UCI and beyond this May. These activities also highlight the need for vigilance and allyship to stem a wave of over 3,700 [...]

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at UCI ♥ ★2021-04-28T08:07:36-07:00

Statement on the April 15 FedEx Facility Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana ♥

Dear campus community, As members of the UCI campus community, we grieve the loss of life in recent mass shootings. All are tragic. In this statement we call attention to the shooting that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Indiana community lost Matthew R. Alexander (32), Samaria Blackwell (19), Amarjeet [...]

Statement on the April 15 FedEx Facility Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana ♥2021-04-22T12:34:10-07:00

LA TIMES | In the pandemic, Asian Americans relish the cozy family ritual of hot pot ♥ ✚

In the pandemic, Asian Americans relish the cozy family ritual of hot pot Cousins Jessica Wu and Alice Fang split a hot pot with a metallic divider that separates a mild mushroom soup base from a spicier red-pepper base. Both incorporate lamb, broccoli and mushrooms. Wu favors sweet corn, while Fang does not.(Jessica Wu [...]

LA TIMES | In the pandemic, Asian Americans relish the cozy family ritual of hot pot ♥ ✚2021-04-07T16:14:29-07:00

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION | Without Asian American Studies, We Can’t Understand American Racism ♥ ✚

Without Asian American Studies, We Can’t Understand American Racism Media response to the Atlanta massacre shows why ethnic studies is so essential.   As James Kyung-Jin Lee, [associate professor and] a former chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California at Irvine, recently told me, “I just finished teaching a [...]

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION | Without Asian American Studies, We Can’t Understand American Racism ♥ ✚2021-04-07T16:30:14-07:00

A Message from Chancellor Gillman | UCI’s Commitment to Inclusion and Equity ♥ ✚

Yesterday a young white man killed eight women in three separate attacks in the Atlanta area. Six of the eight victims were Asian. There has been a long series of attacks on Asians and Asian-Americans across the nation in recent months, fueled by anti-Chinese political rhetoric during the pandemic and emblematic of long-standing discrimination that [...]

A Message from Chancellor Gillman | UCI’s Commitment to Inclusion and Equity ♥ ✚2021-03-17T14:12:06-07:00

Message on Anti-Asian Discrimination ♥

Dear campus community, From coast to coast, Asian and Asian-American communities are experiencing an alarming number of acts of bias, prejudice and bigotry. From 2019 to 2020 alone, nearly 3,000 acts were reported. Orange County is no exception. Here the Human Rights Commission reports a 10-fold increase in anti-Asian incidents and crimes. These disturbing trends [...]

Message on Anti-Asian Discrimination ♥2021-03-17T10:35:50-07:00

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚

A Message from Chancellor Howard Gillman To the Anteater community: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that, for the time being, upholds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an executive order from the Obama administration that allows employment eligibility and deferment from deportation to people who were brought into the [...]

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚2020-06-19T09:55:04-07:00

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

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 is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T09:06:37-07:00

UCOP | A message from President Napolitano to the UC community about George Floyd’s death and related protests ♥ ★ ✚

To the University of California community: I write to share with you the statement of my outrage over the senseless and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the many Black lives lost before him. Like many of you, I am incensed over the continued brutality against people of color in communities across the [...]

UCOP | A message from President Napolitano to the UC community about George Floyd’s death and related protests ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T09:02:18-07:00

UCI Leadership | In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI Community: We watched with shock and horror the video of a white policeman callously, even casually, kneeling on the neck of an unarmed and unresisting black man until that man was dead, while other policemen stood by and watched.  This brutal and racist act was like something out of Mississippi during Jim Crow, [...]

UCI Leadership | In Support of the African American Community ♥ ★ ✚2020-08-03T12:32:11-07:00
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