Category: DUE_news

Vice Provost Michael Dennin Named Educator of the Year!

  We are thrilled to announce that Michael Dennin, UCI Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of Undergraduate Education, has been selected to receive the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Distinguished Educator of the Year Award!  The Greater Irvine Chamber’s Distinguished Educators is a new program that aims to celebrate the role that Irvine’s world-class[…]

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UCI Alum Angel Lira on Discovering His Own Brand of Success

  Angel Lira’s future is looking brighter than ever. After graduating in 2020, Angel participated in the Coro Southern California Fellowship Program in Public Affairs, one of the longest-running leadership development programs in the nation. Since completing the program, he has been working on a campaign to petition the governor and the Public Utilities Commission to[…]

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Just Say Yes: UCI Alumna Emily Ha on Taking Risks and Pursuing Your Passion

For Emily Ha, who graduated in 2021 with a double major in Business Economics and Public Health Policy, UCI offered a world of opportunities that she was excited to take advantage of. Over her four years, Emily participated in an extensive array of organizations and programs both on campus and in the local community. “I[…]

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UCI Alumna Traci Lee on Telling Stories and Building Confidence

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), we are excited to share the stories of alumni to inspire the next generation of academics, professionals, and leaders. Recently, we invited Traci Lee, Growth & Insights Editor at Sony Pictures’ Creative Center and graduate of UCI’s class of 2011, to reflect on her time at UCI and[…]

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How UCI’s New Umoja Pilot Program Supports Transfer Students of Color

For fifth-year sociology major and psychology minor Wiley George Wilson Jr., transferring to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was the start of a years-long journey that would culminate in the creation of a new program that offers support for students just like him. UCI’s Umoja Pilot Program represents a campus partnership with the Umoja Community Education Foundation,[…]

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From Campus to the Dojo: UCI Partners with Budo Accelerator

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), learning goes far beyond lectures and exams. And this year, first-generation students will have the unique opportunity to level up their learning through practicing the martial art of Aikido. This is all thanks to a special partnership between UCI and Josh Gold, long-time Aikido practitioner and co-founder of Budo[…]

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Grand Opening of the New Student Excellence Center!

  In a few short days, the UCI Science Library will unveil major upgrades that will provide innovative student study spaces as well as access to essential services and resources. One of the most exciting changes that students can look forward to is the opening of the Student Excellence Center (SEC) located on the Science[…]

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Urban Planning and Policy Department’s Jessica Debats Garrison Honored with 2021 Curriculum Innovation Award

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is excited to announce that Jessica Debats Garrison has been selected for a 2021 Curriculum Innovation Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Garrison, an Assistant Professor of Teaching at UCI’s Department of Urban Planning[…]

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New Faculty Teaching Academy on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 Offers Support for Incoming Faculty

As a new professor, joining the ranks of an institution as large and well-known as the University of California, Irvine (UCI) can be a challenge. Even for faculty who have extensive teaching experience, a refresh on the latest tips and tricks for instruction can be most welcome. This is why the Division of Teaching Excellence[…]

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UCI’s Digital Learning Institute Supports Instructors and Students in Remote Learning

When UCI shut down a few days before the finals in Winter 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19, faculty had only days to transition final exams to an online format and a week during spring break to prepare for remote teaching. Many of them, like History professor Sarah Farmer, did not have prior training[…]

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