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BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | 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 ♥

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

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022

Recent News

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Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | September 29, 2020

Dear Campus Community, As we begin the new academic year, I write to welcome you and invite you to participate in advancing the campus commitment to inclusive excellence. Below are…

Angelina Dukes

‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community

By Mariejo Ibale | August 26, 2020

‘We do belong here’: The scientist behind #BlackInNeuro hopes to transform a Twitter movement into a lasting community Angeline Dukes, who’s currently a student in the department of neurobiology and…

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LA Times: ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and students archive the work of living Black activists

By wpengine | August 24, 2020

View at latimes.com: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-08-19/a-peoples-project-hbcu-students-and-uci-professors-archive-the-work-of-living-black-activists  ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and HBCU students archive the work of living Black activists By Vera CastanedaStaff Writer  Aug. 19, 2020 | 6:06 PM From the…

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Chancellor Howard Gillman | Public Safety at UCI

By wpengine | August 6, 2020

Dear colleagues: Yesterday, the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) wrote to the campus community, outlining critical steps toward community-focused policing. I am writing to underscore my full support for these efforts and…

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New York Times | How Moderates Failed Black America ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | June 19, 2020

New York Times | Opinion How Moderates Failed Black America Better education is not leading to equality. By David Brooks Opinion Columnist June 18, 2020 The 2016 Howard University graduation as…

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

By wpengine | 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…

UCI Solidarity Statements

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SOCIAL SCIENCES | Commemorating Juneteenth

By Mariejo Ibale | June 15, 2022
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To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | May 16, 2022

Dear campus community, May 14 began like any other Saturday afternoon for customers at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. The day ended quite differently, however. Gun shots shattered…

BTI Back History Month

UCI Black Thriving: Making a New Black History

By Mariejo Ibale | 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…

President Drake

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

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2022
President Drake

UCOP | Celebrating Black History Month at the University of California ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2022
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In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022 ♥★

By Mariejo Ibale | January 13, 2022

    A message from Douglas M. Haynes, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Willie L. Banks Jr., Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dear campus community, Our individual…

Asian Americans in the 2020-Election Our Survival is Political

MS. MAGAZINE | U.S. Acts Decisively to Protect Asian Americans—But Drags Its Feet on Protecting Black Americans ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | July 21, 2021
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Juneteenth 2021 ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear campus community, Yesterday President Joseph Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. By creating this federal holiday,…

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A Message from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Hal Stern | UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program Outcome ★

By Mariejo Ibale | June 18, 2021

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the outcome of the inaugural call for proposals for the UCI Black Thriving Initiative Faculty Cluster Hiring Program. As announced last fall, the…

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A Message from the Law School | Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | April 23, 2021

Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict 04-20-2021 Dear Law School Community, Over the last few weeks, we have endured the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, even as we have…

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A Message from President Drake | UC commends Chauvin murder trial verdict ♥ ★

By Mariejo Ibale | April 20, 2021

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez released the following statement today (April 20) regarding the Chauvin trial verdict: As…

UCI Student Life and Leadership

A Message from Assistant Vice Chancellor Rameen Talesh | Chauvin Guilty Verdict & Campus Resources ♥ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | April 20, 2021

Dear Anteaters, Today we learned the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on the murder of George Floyd. After a lengthy trial, the jury was swift in their decision to…