Category: DUE_news

Originating at UCI, First Generation Faculty Initiative Spreads System Wide to All UC Campuses

More than half of UCI’s current student body are first-generation students, and in Fall of 2014, UCI professor Anita Casavantes Bradford sparked an idea to start a faculty-led initiative to celebrate the courage and ambition of first-gen students and to support them in successfully overcoming economic, social and cultural challenges to their pursuit of a[…]

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Summer Bridge Scholars Program Enrolls More Students Than Ever Before

What skills set a student apart? What support systems will help students succeed in their four-year degrees? How do we ensure every student gets the personalized support they need to succeed at our university? These are core questions that the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning try to answer. When coming up[…]

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UCI Launches SpeakerHub for Alumni, Faculty and Staff

UCI’s Alumni Association in partnership with SpeakerHub is launching a UCI-specific SpeakerHub! SpeakerHub is a free website that allows users to be invited to speaking engagements in the classroom and at student events. The Alumni Association and SpeakerHub’s founder have teamed up to create a portal in which alumni, faculty, staff, and possibly even students[…]

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Outstanding Campuswide Honors students receive Chancellor’s Award of Distinction

Academic engagement is an important part of UCI’s Campuswide Honors Program (CHP), but many honors students also attribute their success to the CHP’s tight knit community of dedicated and engaged students. Or as CHP third-year Camille A. says, “CHP students aim high, and they are supportive of each other in reaching their goals.  Being surrounded[…]

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Top 10 Things to do (as a College Student) When you’re at the Beach

Recently UC Irvine was named one of the top 10 colleges by the beach. But as so many of our students find out too late, being near is not the same thing as being at the beach. We hope you take a day to kick back and fully enjoy all Irvine has to offer. To[…]

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Vice Provost Michael Dennin is Nominated for OCBJ Innovator of the Year Award

Real innovators not only create disruptive change but do so by harnessing the ongoing change in the world around them. Innovators stay on the cutting edge through their outstanding leadership. Enter Professor, Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Vice Provost Michael Dennin. Under his leadership at UC Irvine, the campus has seen some of the most[…]

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4 Steps to Standing out with UCI’s New Student Success Initiative

Have you heard the news? The Division of Undergraduate Education has launched the new Student Success Initiative (SSI). This is a program meant to make big changes for the better in a dynamic campus environment – making an impact for disadvantaged student populations. With over 25,000 students, UC Irvine must take into account the changing[…]

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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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