Category: DUE_events

UCI meets U.S. Department of Education eligibility as a Hispanic-serving institution

Irvine, Calif., May 22, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Education has named the University of California, Irvine a Hispanic-serving institution for 2017-18, meaning that fully one-quarter of undergraduates identify as Latino and that half of all students receive financial aid. The designation builds on UCI’s recognition earlier this year as an Asian American and Native[…]

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Irvine-based Nonprofit Wins UCI Pitch Competition Aimed at Tackling Poverty

IRVINE — Chad Trainer’s business idea was born out of his own struggle to find a job. Trainer, who had a desire to help others, graduated in 2008 from the University of Virginia law school, one of the best in the country. He hoped to land a job in public interest law, but his search[…]

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Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News with NPR’s David Folkenflik

The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication (Writing Center) hosted “Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News”, a Master Class with NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, in conjunction with The Literary Journalism Program and the Forum for the Academy and the Public, on Thursday April 27th. Students, faculty, staff, and community members had[…]

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2016 Symposium

On May 20th, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) held its 23rd Annual Symposium. The daylong event featured over 700 projects completed collaboratively or individually by over 1000 individual students across all disciplines represented at UCI. The Symposium provides an opportunity for undergraduates from all disciplines to present their research results in a professional setting.[…]

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Entrepreneur Marketing Class

As part of a class project, 45 students from Entrepreneur Marketing (Social Science 189) likely shattered a UCI record when they were challenged to encourage donors to bring canned foods to the Blackstone LaunchPad on campus during a one week period in May. The students were required to use guerilla marketing techniques to gather donations[…]

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Santa vs. Superheroes

UCI physics professor compares St. Nick’s powers to those of traditional caped crusaders. Michael Dennin believes Santa Claus qualifies as a bona fide superhero. “His only weakness is cookies and milk, but it doesn’t debilitate him like kryptonite,” he notes. “It’s merely a distraction.” Click here to read the full article.

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Pictures from the 2015 DUE Wall of Fame

 

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