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Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

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 […]

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$200 dollar Million Gift Raises the Bar For UCI

$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 […]

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UCI Joins The American Talent Initiative to Launch the #ActivateTalent Social Media Campaign

UCI Joins The American Talent Initiative to Launch the #ActivateTalent Social Media Campaign

“Everybody is talented because everybody has something to express.” UCI is helping to #activatetalent through its involvement with the American Talent Initiative, a growing alliance of 68 top universities dedicated to educating 50,000 additional low-income students by 2025. “UCI works with local schools, community partners, and industries to help level […]

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The National Science Foundation Awards a Grant to University of California, Irvine for Support of Conference Designed to Explore Pathways for Latino Students in STEM

The National Science Foundation Awards a Grant to University of California, Irvine for Support of Conference Designed to Explore Pathways for Latino Students in STEM

Robert Kennedy said that “America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.” To close your eyes to the intolerance growing in America today is nearly impossible. So the choice becomes whether to stand in opposition to that intolerance. Some would argue that it is the duty of the educational system […]

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Originating at UCI, First Generation Faculty Initiative Spreads System Wide to All UC Campuses

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 […]

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