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A New Name - Same Great Resources

Feature Story: New Name Announced
The Division of Undergraduate Education would like to announce the new name for its Undecided/Undeclared advising program. Effective July 1, 2016, the name of the advising unit has changed to the UNDERGRADUATE / UNDECLARED ADVISING PROGRAM.
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ANTrepreneur of the Year
The celebration of work in the local entrepreneurial community, held at Applied Innovation’s The Cove, featured over 25 awards for startups and advocates of empowering students to begin their own businesses. Ending the night, Mark Deppe was awarded for his work as the acting director of the university’s eSports Program.
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Achieving Excellence with the Help of Donors  
The OVPTL, as well as all Anteaters, are so grateful to those who give back to keep our campus thriving towards it bright future. DUE Director of Development, Danny Harper discusses three traits of individuals and companies who support UCI. 
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Transfer Edge Mentorship: Students Helping Students
Transfer Edge Mentors Aftin Pomeroy and Anthony Wovenu recently designed an event called the Faculty Research Panel, where several professors offered to speak about their unique and useful research perspectives for the 2016 Transfer Edge students. 
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Teaching and Learning

Tips and tricks for using EEE Canvas:
The EEE Help Center includes a variety of information for instructors and students who are using the suite of EEE tools, and who are interested in learning more about EEE Canvas, our new learning management system.

Check out several new tools available to instructors through Canvas (Turnitin integration, iClicker integration, group assignments, calendar feeds) along with potential uses.

Learn more at
Learning Assistant Program at UCI
Faculty want to maximize student-teacher interactions in the classroom, but often find this difficult when the number of students soars above 100, 200 or more. The Division of Teaching and Learning is developing a Learning Assistant program to help departments address this issue. Interested instructors can work with their departments to recruit  upper-division undergraduate students in the major, and DTL will help train the students to facilitate effective small group work in the lecture and TA-led discussions.
Learn more about the program on the DTL website.

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare This Summer
The New Swan Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to the investigation and production of Shakespearean plays and relevant theatrical works. This year you can catch productions of Hamlet and As You Like It. Shakespeare’s theatre was a theatre for the people rather than an elite cultural event; thus the work shared is done so to cater to the widest possible cross-section of the UCI and Irvine community.
Learn more and get your tickets here
Social Media Brunch #2
The OVPTL invites you to our second Social Media Brunch Workshop, to be held on Thursday July 28th from 9am-11am in the Lyman Porter Colloquia Room at the Merage Business School. This time you will learn best practices to for Live Streaming, Video, and Image Creation. Individuals who work with Social Media are encouraged to attend. Food will be provided, and spaces limited, please RSVP to to reserve your spot! 

Video of the Month

Legacy Luncheon Video
Leaving a legacy is something that individuals and corporations achieve by helping to support change. Since the very start of UC Irvine’s history, donors have and continue to create legacies through their giving. 

Special Announcments

Leading by Example
Chancellor Howard Gillman of UC Irvine recently presented Iain Grainger, Director of Communication for both UCI Media Services and the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, with the “Excellence in Leadership” award at its 2016 Staff Assembly Excellence in Leadership Award Program.
Read more here
CEI Welcomes a New Assistant Director
The Center for Engaged Instruction is pleased to welcome Dr. Danny Mann to CEI as the new Assistant Director for Graduate Student Instructional Development. Danny will work with graduate students and postdocs on the Pedagogical Fellowship Program, the TA Professional Development Program, and the Certificate in Teaching Excellence Program. Learn more about Danny and these programs on the CEI website.
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Irvine, CA 92697
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