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Below you'll find our post archive. These results will come in the forms of Pages, Posts, and Events. Also 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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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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Confronting Violent Extremism ♥

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To Be Black and Safe – Reflections on the Buffalo Mass Shooting ♥

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 their routine activity. Ten of the 13 victims were killed-all Black. Local police have arrested the gunman, who was unharmed. There is no mystery why the perpetrator, a white male teenager, targeted this store in a predominantly Black neighborhood. The shooter described his motivation in a manifesto and live streamed his attack. Drawing on replacement theory, he regarded the very existence of Black people and immigrants as posing an existential…

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UCI HEALTH AFFAIRS | Bridging the Gap: How Data Can Obscure True Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Model Invisibility: How Research Masks the Unique Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ♥ ★

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Honoring Jewish Heritage in May 2022 ♥

Dear campus community, I invite you to celebrate and learn about the Jewish culture during May 2022. First established as Jewish American Week in 1980, and later officially named in the United States by President George W. Bush as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006, this time allows us all to learn about the valuable contributions and current issues affecting Jewish people across the globe. Findings from a 2020 Orange County Hate Crime report that there was a disturbing 114% rise in anti-Semitic hate incidents and that 11% of hate crimes were motivated by anti-Semitism further underscores our need to come…

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

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Dean Tiffany Lopez

UCI NEWS | Tiffany Lopez is named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts ♥

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

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

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