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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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Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | April 16, 2021

Dear campus community, Daunte Wright joins a lengthening and disheartening list of unarmed Black people who have been killed in police custody. The time and place may be different, but…

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month [fusion_youtube id=”https://youtu.be/uqkXeA3z4Lg” alignment=”center” width=”” height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube]   This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake…

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Black History Month: Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 1, 2021

UCI NEWS | Black History Month Recognizing Black groundbreakers in the Anteater community by Lilibeth Garcia | February 1, 2021 Recent events have forced our society to reckon with its…

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UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California

By Mariejo Ibale | January 6, 2021

UCI study first to link disparities and ‘pharmacy deserts’ in California Findings demonstrate how factors such as poverty further reduce access to pharmacies by Nedda Bozorgmehri / UCI | January…

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SCIENCE MAGAZINE | ‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 21, 2020

‘A time of reckoning.’ How scientists confronted anti-Black racism and built community in 2020 Science Magazine | December 21, 2020 One of those institutions is the University of California, Irvine,…

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NEWSWEEK | OPINION by Michele Goodwin, Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America ♥ ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 3, 2020

Newsweek | OPINION Dear President-Elect Biden: It’s Time to Actually Abolish Slavery in America https://www.newsweek.com/time-abolish-slavery-biden-1551882 MICHELE GOODWIN , PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW ON 12/2/20 AT 3:38 PM…

UCI Solidarity Statements

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A Message from Chancellor Gillman | Today’s Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | April 20, 2021

A year ago, after we had all seen the video of George Floyd’s killing, I wrote to all of you, saying that “We watched with shock and horror the video…

Doug Haynes

Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | April 16, 2021

Dear campus community, Daunte Wright joins a lengthening and disheartening list of unarmed Black people who have been killed in police custody. The time and place may be different, but…

President Drake

UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright ♥

By Mariejo Ibale | April 14, 2021

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13): “Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts…

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Inclusive Excellence Term Chair Call for Nominations ★

By Mariejo Ibale | March 17, 2021

Dear colleagues, The Inclusive Excellence Term Chair (IE Term Chair) Program is envisioned to transform UCI through research, teaching, and service aligned to the priorities of its Black Thriving Initiative.…

Take the Pledge Testimonials

By Mariejo Ibale | February 16, 2021

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UCI End Racism Initiative

End Racism Initiative | Recognizing Black Excellence | A message from Director Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D. ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2021

Dear colleagues, Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration of the numerous contributions Black and African Americans have made, and continue to make to this…

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UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

By Mariejo Ibale | February 3, 2021

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month [fusion_youtube id=”https://youtu.be/uqkXeA3z4Lg” alignment=”center” width=”” height=”” autoplay=”false” api_params=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” css_id=””][/fusion_youtube]   This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake…

Doug Haynes

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | December 1, 2020

We are in the third month of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative. National awareness is growing. The initiative has received coverage in the Los Angeles Times, attention in Insidehighered and…

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Take the Pledge! ♥★✚

By Mariejo Ibale | October 14, 2020

Dear Campus Community, This fall, all UCI community members are encouraged to Take the Pledge as a first step in helping to shape a university culture where Black people can…

Doug Haynes

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…

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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…

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

By wpengine | June 9, 2020

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…