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America’s Great Working Class Colleges

America’s Great Working Class Colleges

On numerous occasions UC Irvine and the Office of the Vice Provost in particular have expressed a growing concern with the future of institutional learning — calling for continual adaptation in order to suit the changing needs of a diversified student population and a swiftly evolving globally centered job market. […]

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Sound Design for Video Games:   Bridging the Gap Between Departments

Sound Design for Video Games: Bridging the Gap Between Departments

The videogame industry is a rising and ever changing industry. It takes innovation and determination to stay ahead of the curve. Vincent Olivieri and Richert Wang are well aware of that. Professor of Drama and Associate Dean of the Claire Trevor School of Arts, Vincent Olivieri and Computer Science Lecturer […]

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Flying High at UCI: UCI Media Drone

Flying High at UCI: UCI Media Drone

UCI Media has a fully licensed and ‘pilot certified’ drone operator and is ready to ‘take to the skies’ to capture UCI from a bird’s eye view. “With the rapid progression of technology, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve,” says Iain Grainger, Director for UCI Media. “We are […]

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Navigating Social Media and Using Data Effectively, October SM Brunch

Navigating Social Media and Using Data Effectively, October SM Brunch

I came into the Social Media Brunch with a working knowledge and experience managing social media for work purposes. As I left the session, I texted several colleagues recommending they attend future sessions. Ryan is always a wonderful presenter of SO MUCH helpful information, but I appreciate that he makes […]

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UROP Research Abroad Fellowship:   Meaningful Advancements while Studying Abroad

UROP Research Abroad Fellowship: Meaningful Advancements while Studying Abroad

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), in coordination with the Study Abroad Center, launched the UROP Research Abroad Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes research or creative projects conducted abroad by UCI undergraduates under the guidance of UCI faculty, or projects resulting directly from an undergraduate’s experience abroad.  We are pleased that […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: Conversations with the Vice Provost

Diversity and Inclusion: Conversations with the Vice Provost

Dean and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Michael Dennin was joined by Professor of History and Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Doug Haynes in the first installment of a series titled “Conversations with the Vice Provost.” In this episode, Dean Dennin and Professor Haynes discuss what […]

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OVPTL’s September Social Media Brunch

OVPTL’s September Social Media Brunch

“Even individuals who are not tied to marketing or departmental Social Media will learn a lot about personal and professional branding. Truly exceptional content.” “Today’s topics were particularly relevant to our unit’s needs, so it was a very useful session for me with a good variety of general and specific […]

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Research A to Z

Research A to Z

Life-changing undergraduate opportunity lets students explore, invent and experiment with everything from robotic coats to a video game of the human digestive tract By Roy Rivenburg Using tiny electrical shocks and a miniature maze, one undergraduate trained fruit flies as part of an experiment to test cinnamon’s effects on Alzheimer’s […]

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Outside the Box

Outside the Box

Director of UCI’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program prods students to learn from the world beyond the classroom By Anna Lynn Spitzer Said Shokair was supposed to be a doctor. His high school test scores qualified him for medical school, which he entered at age 17 in his native Syria. But […]

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What is a Dean?

What is a Dean?

When people think of a Dean, they usually think of a disciplinary administrator in a high school setting, someone that is rarely seen unless there is an issue that needs to be solved. Some may even think of the Dean at a university and compare their duties to that of […]

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