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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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Designing Solutions 2017 Winners Announced

Last week, on May 4, we announced the winners of this year’s Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition. First Place winner, Esqalate, received a grant of $10,000, and runners-up Loy Loy and Pure Game each received $5,000 grants. Over the next year, we’ll be providing mentorship and financial support to the winning teams to help them[…]

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Refugee Awareness Week 2017

Week 6 (May 8th – May 12th) is Refugee Awareness Week at UCI! Join Hearts of Mercy at UCI, Fresh START, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, and the Olive Tree Initiative during Refugee Awareness Week to explore these questions and more as we seek to gain perspective and understanding “Through Refugee Eyes.” Various[…]

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Announcing: Global Poverty Action Days, April 17-21

April 17-21, 2017 mark the 1st Global Poverty Action Days for the University of California. It is led by the Student Action Committee for the Eradication of Poverty and Inequality (SACEPI). SACEPI is the student arm of the Blum Federation, which joins all 10 UC campus Blum Centers to catalyze the power of the University[…]

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Cultivating Solutions: Food Access & Nutrition Workshop

April 19, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. SBSG 1517 To RSVP, visit: bit.ly/CultivatingSolutions As part of Earth Week and the Blum Federation’s SACEPI Global Poverty Action Days, the Blum Ambassadors Council is hosting a workshop to explore and empower students to combat issues of food access and nutrition. We hope to raise awareness about food[…]

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