Category: DUE_news

UCI’s Division of Undergraduate Education Receives Funds from The Nicholas Endowment for Virtual Onboarding of 9,000 Students

In October 2020, UCI’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) received a $50,000 grant from The Nicholas Endowment. In light of the global pandemic that has forced students to an online learning environment, this funding is more important than ever. The Nicholas Endowment was established in 2002 with the vision of helping individuals reach their full[…]

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Staff Highlight: Joanna Hernandez, Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives

Since 2015, Joanna Hernandez has been an essential member of UCI’s Student Success Initiatives (SSI) team. As SSI’s Assistant Director, Joanna works with SSI counselors and coordinators to provide support and supervision to several student-facing programs. This includes First-Generation Student Programs, Transfer Success Programs, the DREAM Scholars Program, the Gateway Scholars Program, the Foster Youth[…]

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Giving UCI’s Underrepresented Students an Early Start

If you asked Adeeva Myers, Counselor/Coordinator for Gateway Initiatives at UCI’s Student Success Initiatives (SSI), she’d tell you that it’s never too early to prepare for your freshman year of college. With the global pandemic forcing nearly all university experiences to a remote learning environment, offering incoming UCI students a way to prepare for Fall[…]

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How UCI’s FYRE Scholars Program Helps Students Find Community and Purpose

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), students are encouraged to learn, develop and grow. However, learning at UCI doesn’t just happen in classrooms and lecture halls—it takes place across campus as students engage with each other, faculty and staff. With every new connection that students make, they open themselves up to opportunities to explore[…]

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Bridging the Gap: How SSI Empowers Student Confidence

For most students at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), excelling academically and achieving all their goals sounds like a dream scenario. However, for biological sciences major Britanny Duong, dreams aren’t always as they seem: “At the beginning of my first year, I was extremely nervous about my classes because of the rigor that is[…]

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UROP Plants the Seed for Research Success

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), learning takes many different forms. While there are the traditional lectures and discussions commonly associated with a college education, UCI also offers a variety of other opportunities to help students immerse themselves in the educational experience. For graduating computer science and engineering student Owen Yang, some of his[…]

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Tips for Incoming Freshman: Making the Most of a Remote Learning Environment

  In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) quickly transitioned to a remote campus environment at the end of Winter Quarter 2020. This sudden shift left UCI’s student body reeling as they hurried to relocate and adjust to their new normal. Among the many UCI students who moved[…]

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How UCI’s FYRE Scholars Program Empowers Former Foster Youth

For third-year anthropology major Deana Polyvko, the start of her college experience at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was marked by personal challenges. “I had financial insecurity during my first two years at UCI, as well as food insecurity and a lot of stress due to commuting and family issues,” she reveals. Deana recalls[…]

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Introducing the UCI Anteater Virtues Project

While the 2020-2021 academic year will be unlike any other in University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) history, faculty and staff are working hard to ensure that students still have the well-rounded educational experiences that UCI is known for. Students can still expect to learn from leading experts in their chosen fields of study and can[…]

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Insights on UCI’s Plans for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

On September 9th, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education Michael Dennin joined higher education experts from across the country to participate in a virtual press conference with reporters from across the country hosted by Newswise. Discussing the topic “Higher Education Reopening During[…]

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