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.
Dear colleagues, President Joseph R. Biden recently proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month and November 25, 2022, as National Native American Heritage Day. These designations give us an opportunity to reflect on the many Indigenous cultures that continue to thrive throughout the United States (US) despite hundreds of years of war, forced displacement, and settler colonialism. As noted by the President, in the face of intergenerational trauma, many Indigenous communities continue to build community structures, Tribal governmental entities, and language revitalization programs. I encourage UCI students, faculty, and staff – as well as our alumni and community partners – to…
In his book, Model Machines: A History of the Asian as Automaton, published June 22, UCI associate professor of global and international studies Long Bui takes a deep dive into historical stereotypes and representations of Asians and Asian Americans, exploring how centuries of dehumanizing descriptions and treatment have marginalized an entire race. He recently spoke about the roles that globalization, racism and colonialism have played in creating and feeding this narrative and how its effects continue to harm the lives and well-being of people of color today.
Google has named UCI’s Yanning Shen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, a winner of its prestigious Research Scholar Program. Titled “Addressing Unfairness in Learning over Social Networks,” Shen’s machine learning and data mining research explores bias in machine learning algorithms across social networks that may lead to biased results toward underrepresented groups. Her project seeks to design algorithms to address this issue. Google’s award provides professors from around the world with $60,000 in funding for up to one year to support research that advances computer science.