Category: DUE_news

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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$200 dollar Million Gift Raises the Bar For UCI

“The greatest wealth is health” and UCI has just been given a historic amount of health indeed with a $200 million dollar donation towards the brand-new Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. Through this donation, Susan and Henry Samueli will enable pioneering reforms in the pursuit of integrative health care. The new college[…]

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Arts of Communication Bootcamp at the Writing Center

It’s been said that “the art of communication is the language of leadership.” That’s why the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator and the School of Humanities partnered to offer the first Arts of Communication Boot Camp (ACB). The two-day boot camp was held in mid September. Participants commented that brushing up on their communication[…]

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ANTrepreneur Center Moves!

Many college students come up with ideas that could turn into a business. But not all students know where to start. Maybe their idea comes from a creative hobby; maybe it’s a novel skill; or maybe it’s an idea for a new smartphone app. As the saying goes, “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” To[…]

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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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