API Achievements

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

DECADE Mentor Long Bui

SOCIAL SCIENCES | Model Machines

In his book, Model Machines: A History of the Asian as Automaton, published June 22, UCI associate professor of global and international studies Long Bui takes a deep dive into historical stereotypes and representations of Asians and Asian Americans, exploring how centuries of dehumanizing descriptions and treatment have marginalized an entire race. He recently spoke about the roles that globalization, racism and colonialism have played in creating and feeding this narrative and how its effects continue to harm the lives and well-being of people of color today.

Professor Yanning Shen wearig red smiling at the camera

ENGINEERING | Professor Yanning Shen’s computer science research wins Google funding

Google has named UCI’s Yanning Shen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, a winner of its prestigious Research Scholar Program. Titled “Addressing Unfairness in Learning over Social Networks,” Shen’s machine learning and data mining research explores bias in machine learning algorithms across social networks that may lead to biased results toward underrepresented groups. Her project seeks to design algorithms to address this issue. Google’s award provides professors from around the world with $60,000 in funding for up to one year to support research that advances computer science.

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

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

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.

Professor Sora Tanjasiri

UCI HEALTH AFFAIRS | Bridging the Gap: How Data Can Obscure True Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Model Invisibility: How Research Masks the Unique Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ♥ ★

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Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month – May 2022 ♥

Dear campus community, May is traditionally the month in the United States when we recognize the contributions of our community members through Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. This celebration of the contributions of individuals identifying from these important cultural groups also affords us opportunities to learn and study about new intersections for advocacy and activism to end the worrisome rise of anti-Asian harassment and racism that threatens the safety and thriving for all community members, not just those from the specific racial and ethnic groups being honored this month. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council, whose representatives…

PBS The Chinese Six Companies

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

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.

Nick Tran

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.

Joseph Jonghyun Jeon

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.

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

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.