Category: DUE_news

Research, Innovation, and Pedagogical Excellence: Exploring the Future of Higher Education

When the Anteater Learning Pavillion (ALP) opened its doors in fall of 2018, it marked the start of an educational revolution at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). As the first facility in California designed with active learning principles in mind, the ALP comprises 55,000 square feet of learning space optimized for meaningful student engagement[…]

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Stepping up to the Challenge: What UCI is Doing to Serve First-Generation Students

Despite being one of the newer campuses in the illustrious University of California (UC) system, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is both a highly-ranked research university and an example of inclusive excellence for its sister campuses and universities across the nation. This year marks the third consecutive year that UCI was the top choice[…]

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Venturing Ahead: UCI Alumna Anh Tran Talks Entrepreneurship and Startup Success

  The UCI Women in Leadership series is dedicated to amplifying the stories and voices that have historically been missing from the leadership and entrepreneurship conversation. In this latest installment, we highlight Anh Tran—financial advisor, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, Estate Planning Attorney, founder and Managing Partner of SageMint Wealth, and Partner at Modern Wealth Law.[…]

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Advancing Student Service: UCI Libraries and DUE Team Up to Unveil Science Library 5th-Floor Renovations

For many, the start of a new year is a time of anticipation and excitement. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest were a rough start to 2021, there are many bright spots in store for UCI’s students and community. For instance, Anteaters can look forward to visiting the newly renovated 5th floor of[…]

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Transitioning to CampusPress: What UCI Faculty, Staff, and Students Need to Know

In this new remote environment, having a fast, intuitive, and secure website is more important than ever. Now that UCI has transitioned to remote learning, websites are the primary way that students interface with staff and access resources. For units within the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL), Division of Undergraduate[…]

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UCI’s Top Research and Information Resources for Student Entrepreneurs

In recent years, UCI has seen a new trend sweep across campus—students from all majors have become increasingly interested in starting their own businesses. Recognizing the opportunity to better support students, UCI Libraries jumpstarted an effort to provide library research and instructional services to meet this growing demand. In 2019, they welcomed Sara Heimann as[…]

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UCI Celebrates the First Prestigious Scholarship Recipient of the New Year!

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and the Division of Undergraduate Education are excited to announce the first prestigious scholarship recipient for this year! Malak Kudaimi, UCI alumna and staff member, has been named a Marshall Scholar for 2021-22. Kudaimi is the third UCI student to receive the award, following Kelly[…]

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Honors for Honors: UCI’s Campuswide Honors Alumni Give Back

The UCI Campuswide Honors Collegium (CHC) prides itself on engaging UCI’s top students and offering them exciting opportunities and experiences that help them grow not only as students but as intellectual leaders, professionals, and individuals. Support from alumni is essential to provide many of these transformative CHC programs and traditions.    On December 10, the CHC[…]

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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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