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May 3 - Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Title IX at 50

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It’s a good day on Inner Ring Road. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

It’s a good day on Inner Ring Road. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Title IX’s legacy at 50

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which banned gender-based discrimination in government-funded schools. Many know about the landmark civil rights law’s impact on university athletics. But few know of Patsy Mink, who co-sponsored and championed the law as a response to the adversities she faced as an Asian American woman navigating higher education in the 1940s. For Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize UCI historian Judy Wu, whose new and timely book profiles this Title IX pioneer.

May is National Bike Month

UCI Transportation is excited to host several fun and informative events in celebration of National Bike Month. We encourage you to learn about the benefits of biking, earn a Smart Cycling certificate, join the BikeUCI Ambassador program, and become a certified Bicycle-Friendly Driver. For more information, visit UCI Bike Month events.

Artificial intelligence is about to get a lot smarter and more ubiquitous

Imagine self-driving automobiles that can converse with you, learning and managing all the car’s functions while passengers relax or prepare for the workday. How about household robots that can watch, listen, learn and get to know each member of the family — and even choose appropriate entertainment options depending on who happens to be in the house? This is just a taste of what’s possible with the advent of embedded artificial intelligence, the next phase in AI that promises to greatly increase performance in even the smallest devices. The Division of Continuing Education’s Developing Embedded AI Systems certificate program focuses on this next major shift in AI technology.


The California startups taking on climate change

CalTestBed, a program designed and implemented by New Energy Nexus, the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, with funding by the California Energy Commission, aims to accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy by providing diverse California entrepreneurs access to UC’s world-class testing facilities, located at nine UC campuses and Berkeley Lab. There, companies can rigorously test their products, accumulating scientific data to attract investors who can help them commercialize their innovations.

White House heralds Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our nation recognizes the innumerable contributions, vibrant cultures and rich heritage of those groups. Read the full proclamation at this webpage.


Geopolitics and Global Production Networks
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)

Introduction to Digital Sandbox
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Libraries)

Step Forward to Inclusive Teaching
Thursday, 1:30 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation)

First-Gen Student Showcase and Open Mic Party with Lucid
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Illuminations)

Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)

Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

A Supreme Court in Disarray After an Extraordinary Breach

The New York Times, May 3
Cited: Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law

Korean and Black American Relations Past and Present

WNYC (audio), May 2
Cited: Claire Jean Kim, professor of political science and Asian American studies

Democrats’ fate lies in the nation’s political battlefield: Orange County

San Francisco Chronicle via MSN, May 1
Cited: Long Bui, associate professor of global and international studies


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