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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.

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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…

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AAAS members

UCI NEWS | Four professors elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences ★

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UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program Second Call for Proposals Outcome

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the outcome of the 2021-22 call for proposals for the UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program. The program is a competitive two-year effort to recruit faculty who interrogate structural racism in its myriad forms. As part of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, the program aims to build on the hiring priorities of academic units; pave new paths for research and creative expression, teaching and learning, and community engagement; and manifest our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and service. The second call for proposals received a total of…

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Natascha Trellinger Buswell and Brian Sato

UCI NEWS | UCI and 3 other UC campuses collaborate on teaching professor diversity initiative ★

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New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES | A Coach’s Homophobic Taunt Forces Him to Reconsider the Weight of Words ♥

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Women's History Month

2022 Women’s History Month

Dear campus community, The recent nomination of federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court and the 2021 election of Michelle Wu as mayor of Boston remind us of the importance of celebrating Women’s History month. Originating in a week-long celebration hosted in Sonoma, California in 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed March Women’s History month in 1980. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 232-year history. Mayor Wu is the first Asian American woman elected to lead one of the oldest municipalities in the country. The historic…

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BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

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 Black History Month. Carter Woodson, a historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, conceived of Negro History week in 1926. Fifty years later President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month in 1976. The name and length of the observance changed, but the essential purpose of recognizing Black history remains unchanged to this day. The observance is as much about the future as about…

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OC REGISTER | 54 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Orange County ♥

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Listening and Learning: Follow Up to Rittenhouse Trial Verdict Message

Dear campus community, Last week I shared my reflections on the announcement of the Rittenhouse verdict. Like the national conversation, my message generated a range of reactions and responses. As a university leader and educator, I would be remiss if I did not consider and reflect on this input. Listening is a critical skill that is important to our mission as a great public research university and valued by the many communities that we serve. Here, I want to acknowledge to the UCI community that I am listening. Two criticisms stand out about my message. I appeared to call into question a…

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UCI is Part of a New National Consortium on Latino Humanities Studies

Dear campus community, I’m pleased to share that UC Irvine is part of a new consortium presenting a national initiative in Latino humanities studies called “Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions.” This is made possible through a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The consortium includes all 16 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or HSIs, in the country, that have the R1 designation — top tier doctoral universities with very high research activity — in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The consortium focuses its efforts on increasing the number of Latino students pursuing terminal…

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