Category: blum-events

Earth Week 2017

Earth Week 2017 at UCI Week 3 (April 17th – April 21st) is Earth Week! UCI Sustainability will be hosting various on-campus events throughout the week, including speaker panels, resource fairs, tree planting, and more. You can view the full event lineup here. On April 19th, the Blum Center will be partnering with SOAR to host “Cultivating Solutions: Food Access & Nutrition Workshop.” To[…]

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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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Luncheon Seminar with Renato Balbim, Visiting Scholar from Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) – 2/22/17

Luncheon Seminar with Renato Balbim for a special discussion on solar energy and poverty. February 22, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. SBSG 5105 Lunch Will Be Provided To RSVP, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/OBTMHeF7b6yqIMpE3 Renato Balbim studies urban planning with the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) in Brazil. Currently, he is a UCI visiting scholar studying[…]

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Luncheon Seminar with Aaron Wolf, Director of Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database Project – 3/2/17

Luncheon Seminar with Aaron Wolf for a special discussion on water conflict resolution. March 2, 2017 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. SBSG 5105 Lunch Will Be Provided To RSVP, go to: bit.ly/AaronWolf Aaron Wolf is a geography professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Wolf has earned his masters[…]

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Social Entrepreneurship Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Executive Commons, Multipurpose Academic & Administrative Building (MPAA) The annual Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition and New Venture Competition are two ways for innovative ideas to receive support and funding for ideas that have the potential to change the world. The 3rd Annual Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition is a[…]

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Living Peace Series with Dr. James Orbinski

With special guest Bobby Bailey Irvine Barclay Theatre Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Watch the recorded livestream HERE. Join physician, humanitarian, and author Dr. James Orbinski for an intimate discussion on responding and growing through crisis. The talk will be guided by special guest Bobby Bailey, award-winning humanitarian,[…]

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Online Poverty Course Launch and Info Session – 11/4/16

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Global Viewpoint Lounge, UCI Student Center Join us for an informal coffee hour to learn about PP&D 115: Global Poverty and Inequality in the 21st Century. Blum Center staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to enroll in the inaugural course in Winter 2017. RSVP[…]

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On Haiti; Development, Aid, and Hurricane Matthew – 10/24/16

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Room 112, Social Ecology 1 (Building #210 on the campus map) The Blum Ambassadors Council will be hosting an event led by Jesse Baker and Eli Marmar, both of whom are humanitarian environmentalists working to provide clean drinking water to areas in need. As a result of the recent devastation[…]

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Big Ideas and Designing Solutions Information Session – 10/20/16

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Merage School of Business 1, Suite 2300) This information session is geared toward UCI undergraduate and graduate students interested in submitting an innovative idea to the Big Ideas and/or Designing Solutions for Poverty competitions. Space is limited. RSVP online to reserve your seat. Big[…]

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“Social Entrepreneurship: Microfinance, Education, and Poverty Elimination” Dr. Martin Burt – 10/13/16

5:00 – 6:20 p.m. Social Sciences Plaza A (SSPA) Room 1100 Martin Burt is founder (1985) and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya. He is currently developing two social innovations: self -sufficient schools for chronically unemployed rural youth and the “Poverty Stoplight”, a methodology which allows poor families to self-diagnose their level of poverty across 6 dimensions[…]

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