Feature Story: Cross Campus Collaboration 

Professor of Drama and Associate Dean of the Claire Trevor School of Arts, Vincent Olivieri and Computer Science Lecturer in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Richert Wang have joined together to create a course that will help their students integrate sound design into the videogame-making process.

Read more here.
Ask the Vice Provost: Questions from UCI Students 
Dean and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Michael Dennin was joined by UCI undergraduates Hamid Abuwarda and Blaine Valencia to discuss the role of a Vice Provost, the next big thing in technology, and what traits are specific to UC Irvine.

Watch the episode here
CHP and UROP Alumni Spotlight
David Cuccia is the CEO and CTO of Modulated Imaging, a start-up based in Irvine, CA that uses spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI), an alternate method of viewing tissue, to make medical diagnoses.

Read more here.
Flying High at UCI: Announcing UCI Media Drone Services

Working with UCI Risk Management, John Wayne Airport and the University of California Office of the President, UCI Media now has clearance as the only UCI approved vendor able to use a drone on campus for aerial filming and photography.

Learn more about this exciting new service here

Navigating Social Media and Using Data Effectively

OVPTL’s September Social Media Brunch was fun and informative! OVPTL’s Senior Administrator of Social Media and Marketing, Ryan Foland, hosted another brunch focused on Social Media best practices. - Attendee 

The room was filled, people were fed, and everyone left feeling a lot more comfortable with using Social Media.

Read more about the topics covered here.
UROP is Calling for Research Proposals: Share with your Students

If you know of any students who are conducting research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty, please encourage them to consider submitting a proposal to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). UROP is still accepting submissions until Monday, November 14th

More details here

Blum Center Announces New Global Poverty & Inequality Class

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation hosted a launch party to help UCI undergrads, faculty, and staff learn about their new course PP&D 115: Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century. 

Learn more about the course here.

Teaching and Learning 

Pedagogical Fellow Showcase: Greg Suryn

Greg Suryn is a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemistry Department. He served as a Pedagogical Fellow (PF) during the 2015–2016 school year, as well as returning as a Senior PF to help with the TA Professional Development Program (TAPDP) in 2016. His chemistry research is in the area of natural product synthesis and organic chemistry methods development. He is also interested in chemistry education and outreach, and has been involved with the UCI Chemistry Outreach team to try and inspire the next generation of scientists. Greg answers our PF Showcase questions here

National Active Learning Day 

In honor of the recent National Active Learning Day, the UCI Division of Teaching and Learning (DTL) encouraged a collection of exercises appropriate for all disciplines and put together some articles and videos for you to explore. If you missed them, you can explore them here

Free Academic Listening and Note-Taking Courses 

The vital academic skills of speaking and listening can be a challenge for international students coming to UCI. Skills such as being able to decipher main ideas, taking effective notes, presenting information clearly, and listening actively to take part in a group discussion are critical for academic success. Useful to native and non-native English speakers alike, the Division of Continuing Education has developed the following MOOC courses, “Academic Listening and Note-Taking,” “Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen,” and “Academic Discussions in English.”

Video of the Month

What Matters to Me and Why: Interview with Enrique Lavernia
What Matters to Me and Why: Interview with Enrique Lavernia

Upcoming Events

The OVPTL puts on monthly Social Media workshops that are hosted by various departments. The idea is to get people together to learn best practices for Social Media. We are excited to announce that our next host is the Office of Academic Planning

Our November Social Media "Lunch" will be on Tuesday, November 29th from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Aldrich Hall Room 107. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here
Diversity matters and is an important part of our campus. In order to help create awareness and showcase our diversity, faculty and staff are invited to apply for participation in the UCI Diversity Development Program 2017.

The program celebrates the diversity of the UCI community.

The event is free and sure to be fun. 
Find more information about it


Special Announcments

Call for Written Word on Why Black Lives Matter
Please encourage your students to participate in UCI's Black Lives Matter Writing Contest, which is ending soon! Any UCI undergraduate student can share a conversation about black connections and how to overcome internal and external violence. For details, deadlines, and submission guidelines please visit here. 

Big Ideas is an early-stage innovation contest that provides funding, support and recognition to interdisciplinary teams of students with creative solutions to pressing social challenges. The program is seeking high-quality judges and mentors across 9 categories to provide 6-8 hours of feedback, support, and advising to students.

To learn more and apply, click
The 2017 Beall New Venture Competition offers all UC Irvine students, staff, and researchers the chance to form a team, create a concept and pitch, and potentially fund their business idea within six months.

The Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony for the competition will be held on May 12.

To register for the competition click
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