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Global Food Summit is Massive Success

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation at UC Irvine hosted a two part conference series, Global Food Summit: From Crisis to Security. Global leaders and practitioners in the food ecosystem, together with internationally-recognized academic experts, gathered to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate timely and sustainable solutions for the global food challenge. Read more here
Research From A to Z
UCI’s innovative Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), annually offers nearly $700,000 in grants and fellowships to about 1,500 students working on academic investigations or creative ventures under faculty mentors.
Read more here
Anteater Spirit Glues UCI Together
UCI Media Services has produced over 50 videos that feature the memories, reflections, and predictions of the Anteater community. The videos, referred to as UCI Stories, document how over the past 50 years, UCI has given birth to generations of community-oriented difference-makers. 
Watch the UCI Stories here
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Senior Class Gift: Zot for a ‘BOT!
UCI Seniors have decided to give back by bringing telepresence robots to UCI to assist chronically ill UCI students. The telepresence robots will allow UCI students to continue attending classes when symptoms or treatments for illnesses (e.g., cancer, heart disease, etc.) do not allow them to be present for classes and activities as needed. Students can control these robots from home to move around classrooms, listen and talk to professors and classmates, and even participate in extra-curricular activities and meetings. 
See the 2016 Senior Class gift here
DUE Sponsors TEDxUCIrvine: Ideas Worth Spreading
The Division of Undergraduate Education was happy to support this year's TEDxUCIrvine event. Held at the Segerstrom Center, a full house gathered to listen and learn from experts about Core Conversations. 
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Summer School is Cool
We are proud to share a remarkable story of a young man, Alfonso Cruz Ortiz, who took full advantage of the FSSP-Summer Bridge Program. He says it played key part in his success at UCI, and helped him get into UCI Medical School!
Read more here
ANTrepreneurs Making History
45 students from Entrepreneur Marketing (Social Science 189) were challenged to use guerilla marketing techniques to gather donations and have donors bring them into the Blackstone LaunchPad. In a mere week, students convinced 3,000 donors to bring in over 7,200 cans. 
Read more here

Faculty Focused

With the growing number of students on campus, your course is large and may be getting larger. Are you motivated to get back that experience of talking to students and discussing the course content? Take a few minutes to learn and try one of these simple techniques to get some interaction back into class time.
Are you interested in moving some of your teaching online to make face-to-face time with your students more flexible, interactive, and productive? The DTL is encouraging faculty to explore a hybrid class format for classes in Fall 2016. Learn more about how to participate on the Hybrid Initiative page.

Upcoming Events

Congratulations to all Anteaters who will be receiving their diploma very soon. Graduation is almost here, and we want to make sure you know when they will be walking. View Commencement schedule here
The OVPTL invites you to a Social Media Brunch Workshop, June 7th from 9am-11am in SSII -Room 1010 AB in Student Services 2. Learn best practices to better manage your social accounts. No RSVP required. 

Video of the Month

La Raza at UC Irvine
Every year a group of students get together to plan what is known as the annual Raza Graduation ceremony.  Raza Graduation is a more intimate, festive, and culturally inclusive graduation ceremony for Chican/Latin students. Everything is spoken in both English and Spanish and students are given the opportunity to say a few words to thank those who have helped them reach their accomplishments. It is a celebration that seeks to highlight the achievements in higher education of the Latino community at UCI.
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