September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

Recent News

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Sandra Campero Named Inaugural Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community Engagement and Development

By wpengine | December 9, 2021

Sandra Campero will join the Office of Inclusive Excellence as the inaugural assistant vice chancellor for community engagement and development, effective immediately. In this role, she will help expand the…

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PENN TODAY | A new name and a new director for the Alice Paul Center: Melissa E. Sanchez ★

By wpengine | November 5, 2021
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UCI NEWS | UCI’s Michael Méndez to lead press conference at UN climate change summit ★

By wpengine | November 4, 2021
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UCI NEWS | UCI Podcast: Héctor Tobar on the diverse faces of Latino America ♥ ★

By wpengine | October 27, 2021
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UCI Named 2021 Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader ★

By wpengine | October 27, 2021

Dear campus community, I am pleased to share that UCI has been named a 2021 Fulbright HSI Leader. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is…

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UCI NEWS | UCI researcher gets NSF-backed grant to study wildfires’ effects on farmworkers ♥ ★

By wpengine | October 20, 2021
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UCI NEWS | UCI Public Health launches Center for Environmental Health Disparities Research ✚ ★

By wpengine | October 13, 2021
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION | CFEP: 25 Years of Impact ★

By wpengine | October 1, 2021

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

By wpengine | September 30, 2021

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…

2021 hispanic heritage month

UCI NEWS | Serving UCI’s Latino community ♥ ★

By wpengine | September 16, 2021

UCI as an HSI

UCI was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Spring Quarter 2017. Below are some milestones that reflect our journey from HSI designation to a Latinx Thriving Institution.

Find out more on our HSI webpage.

AY 2018-2019 Milestones
Fall Quarter 2018 UCI awarded HSI Title V Part A grant for CalTeach Program
AY 2017-2018 Milestones
Spring Quarter 2018 Inaugural Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner (LEAD): First celebration of Latinx graduate student success in UC system.
Fall Quarter 2017 UCI HSI Conference: National Science Foundation awards UCI an HSI conference grant for Pathways for Hispanics in STEM.
Fall Quarter 2017 UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman is first UC Chancellor elected to governing board of Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).
AY 2016-2017 Milestones
Spring Quarter 2017 UCI designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
Winter Quarter 2017 A LOOK AT LATINO STUDENT SUCCESS: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions: The Education Trust names UCI among top 10 universities closing graduation gap for Latinx students.
AY 2014-2015 Milestones
Winter Quarter 2015 Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Douglas Haynes convenes an administrative work group to prepare the campus for designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. View the report here



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