Category: blum-news

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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Blum Researcher Launches Food Security Initiative in Swaziland

Swaziland has been plagued by HIV, stagnant economic growth, and increasing climatic uncertainty. This small kingdom in Subsaharan Africa, however, is the focus of the latest initiative to temper food insecurity. In 2014, while observing what a powerful role malnutrition was playing in limiting health and development, Social Ecology doctoral student, Connor Harron, launched the[…]

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The 2017 Beall New Venture Competition – Kickoff Event on 11/9

Learn more about the 2017 Competition HERE.

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100&Change Application: Flood Modeling for Poverty Alleviation

Flooding is the most destructive type of natural disaster, affecting 100 million people globally, especially in developing nations. Much is being done, but current efforts are not bending the trajectory of human history away from more frequent, and more destructive, flooding disasters. We’ve entered a competition called 100&Change for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant[…]

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