Category: DUE_news

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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UCI Students Award 70,000 in Funding to Eight Local Nonprofits Through New Experiential Philanthropy Course

What is an experiential philanthropy course? It is a course that allows students to learn about the giving process and its effects on institutions and society, while also practically allocating real money to nonprofit organizations. Under the guidance of Gillian Hayes, Kleist Professor in Informatics and the Faculty Director for the cross-disciplinary minor in civic[…]

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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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Designing Solutions For Poverty Competition: Students Compete For $20,000 Grand Prize

Student entrepreneurs from all over Orange County, who have developed business ideas that will make a difference to alleviate poverty, compete for funding and mentorship.    Irvine, Calif., April. 24th, 2017. Nine semi-finalist entrepreneur teams from University of California Irvine and the wider Orange County community will compete on May 1, 2017 in the Designing[…]

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Division of Undergraduate Education Raises Over $74,000 From More Than 450 Donors

University of California, Irvine completed their first-ever Giving Day on April 12 and raised $1.4 million within 24 hours – exceeding its goal of $1 million – to support students, research and innovative programs across campus. Giving Day donations poured in from more than 1,800 benefactors in over 30 states and nine countries. A large[…]

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