Feb. 21 - Black Management Association, graduate degree search tool
Sycamore trees reflect in the windows of the Claire Trevor Theater. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Black Management Association provides support for Black campus community
According to the most recent U.S. census data, African Americans comprise about 2% of Orange County’s population. To create an environment where Black students thrive, the Merage School’s Black Management Association seeks to foster a community for Black students within the business school.
BioSci faculty honored at Innovator Awards
UCI Beall Applied Innovation recently held its fifth annual UCI Innovator Awards, recognizing top innovators among its faculty and researchers. With support from Don and Ken Beall, the awards were created to promote the commercialization of university intellectual property, which drives industry growth and brings inventions from the lab to the market. The Early Career Innovator/Emerging Innovation of the Year award went to Professor Mathew Blurton-Jones from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and the Innovator of the Year award went to Professor Maksim Plikus from the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Grad school at UC
UC is one of the world’s premier research universities, and its graduate programs are among the finest. With more than 700 degrees offered across 10 campuses, graduate studies at the University of California can help students turn aspirations into reality. At UC, students join a diverse community of people from around the world, representing many socioeconomic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Use the graduate degree search tool to discover which UC campuses offer graduate programs in your area of interest.
Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning
Thursday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by HR Wellness)
Thursday, noon (sponsored by Office of Data and Information Technology)
DevOps in UCI Libraries
Thursday, noon (sponsored by Women in Technology)
History and Legacy of Black Childhood in America
Thursday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by Office of Inclusive Excellence)
Dillon Parmer: Infratextuality and Music
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)
The Practice of Accidental Institutional Design: Ireland’s Emerging “Deliberative Democratic System”
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)
6th Annual Poetry of Hope & Healing Symposium
Thursday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
Community Dance Workshop with Duniya Dance and Drum
Thursday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Humanities Center)
Hong Kong Open: Tiffany Sia in conversation with Simon Leung
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
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.
UCI IN THE NEWS
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OC Hospital Revenue Jumps Nearly 8% to $10.3B
Orange County Business Journal, Feb. 20
Cited: Chad Lefteris, CEO, UCI Health
Bruce Willis Has Frontotemporal Dementia: What are the Signs and Symptoms
Healthline, Feb. 17
Cited: Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi, associate professor of neurology and pathology
UC campuses rallied to host at-risk Afghan scholars fleeing the Taliban in 2021 – but can they keep them?
Daily Pilot, Feb. 17
Cited: Jane O. Newman, professor of comparative literature
Researcher Moises Perea-Vega from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology leads a group of students and staff through the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve on campus during a Wednesday Wellness Walk sponsored by the Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion. Photos by Doug Everhart/UCI
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