Latinx 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.

Salvador E. Zarate - American Council of Learned Societies F'21 Fellow

UCI’s Salvador E. Zarate is named American Council of Learned Societies F’21 Fellow ★

ACLS Fellowship Program 2021 Assistant Professor Anthropology University of California, Irvine Weed Abatement: Immigrant Workers and Fire Prevention in Orange County Orange County, like Los Angeles County to the north, is a region historically prone to wildfire. In recent years, however, extended drought and escalating climate change has fueled the frequency, scale, and intensity of wildfires to a degree never before seen. “Weed Abatement” examines how Latino immigrant workers’ ecological labor prevents wildfires in Southern California. It draws on two years of ethnographic research with weed abatement crews to argue that weed abatement labor serves as an alternate ecological scientific…

Ana Muñiz awarded for inclusive scholarship and service

Muñiz named Mellon Emerging Faculty

Ana Muñiz, assistant professor of criminology, law and society, has been named a 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader (MEFL) by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.

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ARTS | UCI art professor Daniel Joseph Martinez receives 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Daniel Joseph Martinez, Donald Bren Professor of Art in the Department of Art at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, received the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize in Visual Art for his submission entitled Forum Romanum of Dissent or To See The World Without Time.

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UCI NEWS | UCI’s Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe is named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow ★

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UCI alumna wins California Teacher of the Year

Alumna Lauren Gómez (B.A. Spanish ’94) was named a California Teacher of the Year.

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Latino Excellence and Achievement Awards (LEAD)

LEAD is a gala that honors key leaders, graduate students, staff and faculty who support and champion student success and research excellence in the Latinx/Hispanic community at UCI and in Orange County.

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Assistant professor Michael Méndez named to L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board

Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning & public policy, has been appointed by state Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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University of California Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI)

UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative Dear colleagues, In late September, University of California Provost Michael T. Brown announced the UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (HSI-DDI), see PDF attached. By mobilizing the extensive number of federally designated public and private four-year HSIs in California, the initiative aims to transform the professoriate by enhancing pathways to graduate education and supporting graduate student preparation for the professoriate. To this end, the initiative is open to support all students who are currently attending a California HSI based on faculty/project criteria, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, or gender identity….

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NEW YORK TIMES | The Tragic Story Called ‘United States History’

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UCI NEWS | Vicki Ruiz gets distinguished service award from the Organization of American Historians