Peter the UCI Anteater!

Learn about the history of how the anteater became UC Irvine’s famous mascot, and see why he was crowned the best mascot in the world in the 2015 Mascot Madness Championship!

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Learn More About the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is among the 25 top business schools in the United States, according to the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA rankings report. The school encompasses the entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County and quality instruction and world class faculty to reinforce the School’s thematic approach to education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation.

UC Irvine Medical Center Earns Top Grade for Hospital Safety

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The UC Irvine Medical Center has been awarded with the top grade for hospital safety for the 3rd consecutive year by the Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group is an organization that aims to recognize breakthroughs in health care safety and quality. It also encourages transparency and provides easy access to health care information.

The UC Irvine Medical Center is ranked as the top hospital in Orange County, and is the primary teaching location for students in the UC Irvine School of Medicine. It is also home to one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one in Orange County. In addition, it has also received national recognition for its programs in cancer, heart failure, and stroke, and has been named one of America’s best hospitals for 14 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. For more highlights on the UC Irvine Medical Center, click here.

Original article here.

UCI Hosts Melissa Harris-Perry to Discuss How Black Lives Matter to American Politics

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On November 9th, Melissa Harris-Perry, a well-respected television host, political commentator, professor, and writer, was invited to speak at UC Irvine in regards to how black lives matter in American politics. Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a weekly political affairs and commentary television program on MSNBC, and is known for inciting thoughtful analysis and discussion regarding politics, culture, art and community.

This event was hosted by UCI Student Affairs as a part of the New Narratives Series. New Narratives is a program that aims to start conversations on identities and cultures to reflect the dynamic and diverse population at UC Irvine. The program also aims to encourage understanding and collaboration between different groups in our campus community through speaker series, films, and workshops. For more information on upcoming New Narratives events, click here.

Original article here.

UCI Supports the Global Food Initiative

The University of California Global Food Initiative is a program that engages students, faculty, and communities from all 10 University of California campuses to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population that is expected to reach eight billion by 2025.

To support this initiative, UCI Food Action provides zero-waste dining facilities on campus by donating or recycling excess food. They also engage student leaders and faculty to conduct research, and host events and workshops on sustainable eating and cooking. Among these events are Community Seed-to-Plate Workshops and the Global Food Summit, which gathered community leaders and faculty to discuss regional and global food security.

For more information regarding UCI Food Action events, click here.

Original article here.

UCI Named the #1 College for Beach Lovers

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Time Magazine has named UCI the #1 Best College for Beach Lovers! Our campus is located within a 20-minute drive from Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, and Laguna Beach. The abundance of beaches provide a great opportunity to experience exciting California activities including surfing, whale watching, hosting bonfires, and kayaking.

Original article here.

UCI Leaders Encourage College Attendance

UC Irvine has been famous for its outstanding efforts in providing a quality education to a diverse student body. It has been named by The New York Times as the top university in the United States that do the most for low-income students. This past week, Thomas Parham, UCI’s vice chancellor for student affairs, conveyed the message of UCI very clearly: Higher education is within reach.

The vice chancellor paid a visit to El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera to inspire students to apply for college and achieve higher. Students were told about financial aid programs offered by the University of California to ensure that tuition is not a barrier to higher education. In addition to a inspirational speech, university advisors were also available to assist students with SAT workshops, budgeting, and advice for the college application process.

As stated by UC’s vice provost for diversity and engagement, Yvette Gullatt, “These students have what it takes to succeed at the very best public university in the world. We want to be sure they know that.”

Original article here.

U.S. Treasurer Visits UCI to Discuss Possibilities of the New Face on the $10 Bill

Last week, Bill Maurer, dean of UCI School of Social Sciences, invited Rosie Rios, the United States’ 43rd treasurer to visit the campus to discuss possibilities for the redesign of the American $10 bill that will feature a historical woman. This past summer, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew decided that the $10 bill will be revamped, and the new design is set to be revealed in 2020, the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote.

In the 1800s, Pocahontas and Martha Washington are two women who were featured on U.S. bills. Candidates for the new face of the $10 bill include abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

For more information about the redesign process of the $10 bill, click here.

Original article here.

UCI Men’s Basketball Team Picked #1 in Big West Conference Preseason Poll

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For the third straight year, UC Irvine is the media favorite to claim the Big West men’s basketball title as the 2015-16 preseason poll was announced today. In the 2014-15 season, UC Irvine defeated UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and Hawai’i and won the Big West title. They eventually advanced to play in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for the first time in UC Irvine’s history!

Congratulations to the UC Irvine’s Men’s Basketball Team! Let’s bring home the Big West title this year!

Original article here.