Category: DUE_news

CHP Students Explore Life as an Atmospheric Chemist with Earth System Scientist

Eric Saltzman, Earth System Science Professor at UCI, shared his personal story and professional trajectory with honors students during a recent Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) “Lunch with Leadership.” The quarterly lunches give CHP students the chance to enjoy an intimate hosted lunch and chat with a campus leader.   At the luncheon, Saltzman spoke about[…]

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UCI Partners with Team Kids to Build a National Model of Youth Development

“If you could have any wish, what would you wish for?” When you were a kid, you’d probably ask for unicorns to be real or for superpowers, but what about the kids who dream of world peace, an end to pollution, and the hope for a better life for their families? Sometimes the simplest question[…]

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UROP: Providing Opportunities for Undergraduates to Take Risks (Strategically)

Neil Armstrong once said “Research is creating new knowledge” but what about creating new disciplines? Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research has never been more alive at UCI, expanding our understanding of the world like never before. The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) promotes students’ academic and future success through partnerships between[…]

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UCI to Host 2019 SoCal Writing Centers Association Tutor Conference

Writing means sharing — sharing experiences, sharing stories, sharing lives. And in the age of digital communication and social media, there are many ways to share. Here at UCI, we understand the importance of writing as a basis for communication of all kinds. That’s why UCI is pleased to host the 2019 SoCal Writing Centers[…]

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Leaders Needed for Mentorship Program: 10 Ways to Spot an Anteater Leader

Have you heard of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) through Summer Session? LDP provides undergraduate students the chance to develop leadership and mentorship skills. It also helps Summer Session spice up student life with programs and events while simultaneously creating a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and visiting international students. And[…]

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Girls Gateway to Technology and Engineering Careers – GiGaTECH

Many high school girls feel the pressure to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive world but aren’t sure what opportunities are available and how they align with their abilities and passions. At UCI, the Girls Gateway to Technology and Engineering Careers, or GiGaTEC, attracted nearly a hundred high school and junior high school student athletes from the[…]

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The Nation Celebrates First-Gen on November 8th

On November 8th, the Council for Opportunity in Education Board (COE), in partnership with Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA ) and other higher education organizations and programs across the country are joining forces to celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The concept of “first-generation” students was introduced into[…]

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UCI Students are Dreaming Big with Dream Scholars

Alone, it’s only a dream. Together, dreams can become reality. Inclusivity and collaboration are at the heart of student success. That’s why the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is excited to announce UCI Dream Scholars and Dream Scholars Plus. A collaboration between Student Success Initiatives (SSI) and the UCI DREAM[…]

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Anteater Inclusion Leads to UCI’s Top 20 Spot on 2017 Social Mobility Index (SMI)

Outside of family, education is the greatest determinant of social mobility. And for first-generation and low-income students, family is at the heart of what motivates their success in education. At UC Irvine we strive to build an Anteater family that scaffolds student success long after they graduate. That’s why UCI has set an example for[…]

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Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

“Let’s have a party. Let’s start strong. Let’s start by celebrating the first-gen identity!” said Professor Anita Casavantes Bradford. That is what #IAamFirst was all about — beginning the year by showing first-gen students that they were not alone. #IAmFirst day was an opportunity to show incoming freshman that a support system of fellow students,[…]

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