Category: blum-news

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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First Course of its Kind: An Interdisciplinary Online Undergraduate Course on Poverty Taught by Expert Faculty Throughout the UC System

By OVPTLAdmin, UCI Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning   Irvine, Calif., April 24, 2017 – Poverty is one of the most complex and pressing issues of our time. To help prepare students to think critically about the subject, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation in partnership with the Center for[…]

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Designing Solutions for Poverty: Students Compete for $20,000 Grand Prize

Irvine, Calif., April. 24th, 2017. Nine semi-finalist entrepreneur teams from University of California Irvine and the wider Orange County community will compete on May 1, 2017 in the Designing Solutions for Poverty competition. Teams are pitching to win a $20,000 grant as well as mentoring and support from some of the country’s best entrepreneurial minds.[…]

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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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UCI Giving Day

UCI is hosting it’s first 24-hour online fundraising campaign! The goal of UCI’s Giving Day is to bring the UCI community together and celebrate the Anteater spirit. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017. Gifts made between 12:01am and Midnight will count toward Giving Day. Donors can support many campus units and[…]

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Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Long-term impact of climate change on US cities is rising, UCI researchers find By UCI News Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding.[…]

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