Category: blum-news

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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Living Peace Series Presents Dr. James Orbinski on Humanitarianism

By Ricardo T. Light Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – The Living Peace Foundation, in partnership with the Blum Center at UC Irvine, presented an intimate discussion between Dr. James Orbinski and filmmaker Bobby Bailey at the Barclay Theater at UC Irvine. The event was part of the foundation’s Living Peace Series, which features international leaders[…]

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Year in Review: 2016

In 2016, the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation expanded its research and programmatic activities. As we begin a new year, we reflect on the events, scholars, and students that impacted the Center. Click each section below to learn more about a few of our favorite moments from the past year: Events In 2016 we partnered[…]

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Dr. Martin Burt on Social Entrepreneurship and Scholarly Advice

By Ricardo Tomas Light Social Entrepreneur, Dr. Martin Burt, recently visited UC Irvine for a special presentation, “Social Entrepreneurship: Microfinance, Education, and Poverty Elimination”. The Blum Center had the honor of interviewing Dr. Burt about his work and advice for young scholars.     Dr. Martín Burt was born and raised in Paraguay, a South American country of[…]

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Blum Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar, Dr. James Orbinski to UC Irvine

The Blum Center at UC Irvine will have the honor of hosting Dr. James Orbinski, founder of Dignitas International and  former president of Doctors Without Borders, as a guest scholar. Dr. Orbinski was chosen to represent Doctors Without Borders when the organization was awarded Nobel Prize in 1999. His extraordinary service with Doctors Without Borders[…]

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