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COVID Can’t Slow Down Summer Edge!

Transitioning to life at a major university can seem daunting. This is especially true for incoming University California, Irvine (UCI) freshmen and transfer students who aren’t sure what to expect. To ease this transition, units such as Student Success Initiatives (SSI) host a variety of summer programs that offer new students a chance to jumpstart[…]

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UCI Students Find Technological Support in a Remote World

As a second-year pursuing a degree in civil engineering, Matthew Thomas knew that he would encounter certain difficulties as a student. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 was something that Matthew could never have anticipated. “I feel like I’m on summer vacation,” he laughs bitterly, his dismay evident even over the grainy Zoom footage. “When you[…]

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SSI: Helping Students Find Success Through Community and Support

  In the summer of 2017, Nancy Duong was like many incoming freshmen who were looking for a way to prepare for life at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). As she searched through the various programs offered on campus, she discovered Summer Bridge, hosted by UCI’s Student Success Initiatives (SSI). SSI’s Summer Bridge offers[…]

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Test

test In this unprecedented time, OVPTL’s main priority is to ensure staff, students, and faculty are safe and well. Our second priority is to ensure that current and relevant information is communicated to the OVPTL constituents.

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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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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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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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Call for Proposals for Freshman Seminars 2017-2018

Great news! The Association of American Colleges and Universities identifies freshman seminar experiences as a high impact educational practice providing benefits to many college students including those in traditional underserved groups.  UCI’s Freshman Seminar Program is hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Education and offers seminars for new freshmen every quarter. We are asking for[…]

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Blum Center Launch: Global Poverty and Inequality

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation hosted a launch party/informal coffee hour Friday, November 4, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Global Viewpoint Lounge to help UCI undergraduates, faculty, and staff learn about their new course PP&D 115: Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century. As everyone walked in, we were[…]

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