Category: DUE_news

Close to 1,200 Undergraduates Present Results of their Faculty-Mentored Research and Creative Activities

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) gives student researchers the opportunity to professionally present their findings and celebrate with their peers and community members.  This year’s Symposium showcased 317 oral presentations and 454 poster presentations from all disciplines.  The process energizes the students’ further who are now equipped[…]

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Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) Welcomes Councilwoman and Former Mayor of Newport Beach, Diane Dixon

The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) welcomed councilwoman and former mayor of Newport Beach, Diane Dixon to share her personal story and professional trajectory with honors students during this month’s Lunch with Leadership event.  The quarterly series provides CHP students the opportunity to enjoy an intimate hosted lunch and engage in discussion with an established leader[…]

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UCI Team Wins Orange County Aging2.O Regional Business Competition and Continues On! Voting Open

Everyone has certain people who make large impacts on their lives. People who are close to us when we grow up, teachers, mentors and oftentimes family members.  For Yasemin Sarigul-Klijn, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student at University of California, Irvine, her grandmother was a big influence on her life. Suffering from immobility, Yasemin’s grandmother inspired[…]

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New UCI Academic Program Enhances Access and Affordability for Freshmen and Their Families

The University of California, Irvine, facing unprecedented demand from college-bound Californians, has introduced an innovative, affordable academic program that bundles the degree-related freshman curriculum with programs on leadership development and career preparation. The Anteater Leadership Academy offers selected general education courses and customized programs exploring topics such as presentation skills, entrepreneurship and career advancement. Tuition[…]

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International Student Excellence Program Launches Student-Focused “What Matters to Me and Why Series”

UCI students involved in the International Student Excellence Program (ISEP) decided to launch a “What Matters to Me and Why: Students Series,” an exciting new set of events to spark dialogue and discussion. Part of a larger initiative that seeks to promote inclusion by bringing people together, this new series will provide a venue for[…]

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Flying High: 2017 Celebration of Teaching Awards Winners Recognized with Banners on Campus

UCI faculty and teaching assistants were recognized for their excellence in undergraduate teaching at the 24th Annual Celebration of Teaching. This event was sponsored by the Academic Senate Council on Teaching, Learning, & Student Experience (CTLSE) and the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning, and was hosted by the Center for Engaged Instruction (CEI). Founded[…]

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CHP Students Claim Victory at the 19th Annual Battle of the Brains Faculty VS Student Trivia Competition

Irvine, Calif., May 15, 2017—Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) students and distinguished UCI faculty squared off in UCI’s Crystal Cove Auditorium on May 15th in a highly contested “Battle of the Brains” trivia contest to determine intellectual dominance for another year. This “Battle of the Brains” trivia contest is hosted every year in a joint effort[…]

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Scholarship Opportunities Program Announces Undergraduate Scholarship Winners, Alternates, Finalists and Honorable Mentions for 2017

Let’s face it, paying for college and graduate school can get very expensive. Many students face a real challenge financing their education and graduate studies. Applying for, and earning scholarships and fellowships has been one of the ways in which students help to supplement their higher education and special projects. Due to the high demand[…]

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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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