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UNICEF at UCI’s Annual Hunger Banquet – 11/17/17

November 17, 2017 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. UCI Student Center, Emerald Bay As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, UNICEF at UCI is hosting a Hunger Banquet. The event is interactive dining experience to raise awareness about global poverty. Blum Center Faculty Director Richard Matthew and ASUCI President Lydia Natoolo will speak at the[…]

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ANTsgiving 2017: Building Social Enterprises That Make A Difference – 11/15/17

Wednesday, November 15 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Merage Auditorium RSVP online HERE Join us for an event featuring leaders in social enterprise as they share their challenges and solutions in making a real difference in the community. Students and community leaders are invited to attend. Food provided and prizes for students who submit their idea[…]

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Minor Information Session – 11/8/17

November 8, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. SE I, room 112 RSVP Online At the start of the millennium, widespread global poverty has emerged as one of the most pressing social problems of our times. The Blum Poverty Track within the Civic and Community Engagement Minor brings together students from across majors and disciplines to[…]

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Innovation Seminar – 11/7/17

November 7, 2017 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Executive Commons, MPAA To RSVP, visit: bit.ly/SeminarNov7 Join us for an Innovation Seminar with a focus on Energy Efficiency in Buildings & Distributed Energy Resources. Including a keynote speech and reception, the event is a great opportunity to bring together professors, researchers, students, and leading innovators in the[…]

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Compassion Concert: Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen

The Compassion Concert Featuring Perla Batalla Winifred Smith Hall Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm With ongoing turbulence and struggles around the world, the Compassion Concert offers an opportunity to enjoy an evening of the arts in an intimate setting. Singer-songwriter Perla Batalla will perform Perla Batalla in the[…]

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Luncheon with Bishnu Upreti, Visiting Scholar from Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) – 9/15/17

Luncheon with Bishnu Upreti for a special discussion on environmental security and poverty. September 15, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. SBSG 5105 Lunch Will Be Provided To RSVP, go to: http://bit.ly/BishnuUpreti Bishnu Upreti studies environmental security and poverty with special focus on Nepal and South Asia. Currently, he is the Research Director at the[…]

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Designing Solutions Applicants Attending 2017 CGI U

Photo via the CGI U website. Two teams from the 2017 Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition will attend the annual event July 2017 We are pleased to announce that two teams, Loy Loy and Syntr, have been accepted to attend this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Loy Loy seeks to enable better savings[…]

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Global Service Scholars in the Field

Students stop for a group photo in Ghana – Photo from Lydia Natoolo Inaugural cohort of undergraduates engages in service abroad July 2017 This summer, 20 UC Irvine undergraduate students are participating in service with partners in Peru, Thailand, and Ghana through the new Global Service Scholars program. Representing a diverse group of backgrounds and[…]

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FloodRISE Online Hazard Viewers

As the culmination of this multi-year research initiative, flood hazard viewers are now available online. June 2017 Bringing together the expertise of engineers and local communities, the Flood Resilient and Sustainable Environments (FloodRISE) project aims to provide accurate and useful data that can inform decisions in regard to changing flood risks. The FloodRISE team collected[…]

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UC Blum Research Action Network: Inaugural Compendium

Blum Federation compiles innovative research into an inaugural compendium May 2017 The UC Blum Federation has released a compendium of research working toward reducing poverty and improving health for all populations. The development of the Compendium was led by center directors at the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, the UC[…]

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