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Designing Solutions Applicants Attending 2017 CGI U

Designing Solutions Applicants Attending 2017 CGI U

Photo via the CGI U website. Two teams from the 2017 Designing Solutions for Poverty Competitio[...]
Global Service Scholars in the Field

Global Service Scholars in the Field

Students stop for a group photo in Ghana - Photo from Lydia Natoolo Inaugural cohort of undergr[...]
FloodRISE Online Hazard Viewers

FloodRISE Online Hazard Viewers

As the culmination of this multi-year research initiative, flood hazard viewers are now availabl[...]
UC Blum Research Action Network: Inaugural Compendium

UC Blum Research Action Network: Inaugural Compendium

Blum Federation compiles innovative research into an inaugural compendium May 2017 The UC [...]
Designing Solutions 2017 Winners Announced

Designing Solutions 2017 Winners Announced

Last week, on May 4, we announced the winners of this year's Designing Solutions for Poverty Com[...]
First Course of its Kind: An Interdisciplinary Online Undergraduate Course on Poverty Taught by Expert Faculty Throughout the UC System
Designing Solutions for Poverty: Students Compete for $20,000 Grand Prize

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

Irvine, Calif., April. 24th, 2017. Nine semi-finalist entrepreneur teams from University of Cali[...]
Announcing: Global Poverty Action Days, April 17-21

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 le[...]
UCI Giving Day

UCI Giving Day

UCI is hosting it's first 24-hour online fundraising campaign! The goal of UCI's Giving Day is to br[...]
Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

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 Ir[...]
Living Peace Series Presents Dr. James Orbinski on Humanitarianism

Living Peace Series Presents Dr. James Orbinski on Humanitarianism

By Ricardo T. Light Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – The Living Peace Foundation, in partnership wit[...]
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Year in Review: 2016

In 2016, the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation expanded its research and programmatic activities. [...]
Dr. Martin Burt on Social Entrepreneurship and Scholarly Advice

Dr. Martin Burt on Social Entrepreneurship and Scholarly Advice

By Ricardo Tomas Light Social Entrepreneur, Dr. Martin Burt, recently visited UC Irvine for a spe[...]
Blum Center Welcomes Visiting Scholar, Dr. James Orbinski to UC Irvine

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 [...]
Blum Researcher Launches Food Security Initiative in Swaziland

Blum Researcher Launches Food Security Initiative in Swaziland

Swaziland has been plagued by HIV, stagnant economic growth, and increasing climatic uncertainty. Th[...]
The 2017 Beall New Venture Competition - Kickoff Event on 11/9
100&Change Application: Flood Modeling for Poverty Alleviation

100&Change Application: Flood Modeling for Poverty Alleviation

Flooding is the most destructive type of natural disaster, affecting 100 million people globally, es[...]
Big Ideas Contest Launches for 2016

Big Ideas Contest Launches for 2016

Posted September 6, 2016 on the Big Ideas website. The annual Big Ideas Contest launches on [...]
Student delivers hope to hospital in homeland

Student delivers hope to hospital in homeland

By Alec Rosenberg, UC Newsroom Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Born in central Uganda, Lydia Natool[...]
Blum Center hosts the 2016 Global Food Summit

Blum Center hosts the 2016 Global Food Summit

The Blum Center For Poverty Alleviation held the 2nd part of the two-part conference on Global F[...]
Blum Center Sponsors 2016 Business Plan Competition

Blum Center Sponsors 2016 Business Plan Competition

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation co-sponsored the 2016 Business Plan Competition with UCI[...]
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Stem Summit

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Stem Summit

The HACU Stem Summit will be Wednesday, April 27th at CSU San Bernardino. The summit will allow [...]
America’s Diverging Food Streams

America’s Diverging Food Streams

By: Connor Harron, Samantha Gailey and Richard Matthew   Today nearly 50 million American[...]
Blum Ambassadors Council @ Wayzgoose/Celebrate UCI - 4/16/16

Blum Ambassadors Council @ Wayzgoose/Celebrate UCI - 4/16/16

Come join the Blum Ambassadors Council and learn more about how you can join and be part of some[...]
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Clinton Global Initiative University 2016

Clinton Global Initiative University 2016

Blum Ambassadors Jason Lyle and Chau Ho Selected for Clinton Global Initiative University Summit [...]
Apply to be a Schwarzman Scholar! Awards one year of study in a leadership development curriculum at Tsinghua University in Beijing - Pre-application Due April 4, 2016
Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions - May 5-6, 2016

Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions - May 5-6, 2016

GFS: Sustainable Solutions is the second part of the two-part conference Global Food Security series[...]
Designing Solutions for Poverty Award - up to $10K in cash and development

Designing Solutions for Poverty Award - up to $10K in cash and development

The UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation focuses on understanding and acting on global povert[...]
UCOP press release: "UC’s Blum Federation to tackle global poverty"

UCOP press release: "UC’s Blum Federation to tackle global poverty"

Read full press release HERE. The University of California will deploy the collective power[...]
Call for Applications: DIL Innovate Grant ($55k) deadline 2/8/16 & DIL Explore Grant ($5K) deadline 2/22/16

Call for Applications: DIL Innovate Grant ($55k) deadline 2/8/16 & DIL Explore Grant ($5K) deadline 2/22/16

Call for Applications: DIL Innovate Spring 2016 Deadline: Sunday, February 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm P[...]
UC Irvine Scholarship Opportunity: The 2016-2017 UCI XIV Dalai Lama Scholarship, deadline 1/25/16

UC Irvine Scholarship Opportunity: The 2016-2017 UCI XIV Dalai Lama Scholarship, deadline 1/25/16

The 2016-2017 UCI XIV Dalai Lama Scholarship supports exceptional students who are committed to adva[...]
Clinton Global Initiative 2016- Application Deadline Extended! 12/4/15

Clinton Global Initiative 2016- Application Deadline Extended! 12/4/15

Apply and Represent UCI ! Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 - UC Berkeley Deadline EXTEN[...]
Register for the the 2016 Merage Business Plan Competition - 1/20/16

Register for the the 2016 Merage Business Plan Competition - 1/20/16

Register for the Business Plan Competition and submit your business idea for consideration for the[...]
2015 Human Security Award Honoree: Dr. James Orbinski

2015 Human Security Award Honoree: Dr. James Orbinski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvjJy4VKnnw   From Left to Right: Social Ecology Inte[...]
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UC Startup Funding Opportunity: Awards up to $150,000, Application Deadline September 25

"Startup companies from the University of California are invited to compete for a total of $300,000 [...]
Blum Director Richard Matthew offers expert insight into the Blood Diamond market

Blum Director Richard Matthew offers expert insight into the Blood Diamond market

John Kiernan discusses the impacts, damages, effectiveness of the Kimberly Process, and tips for avo[...]
Graduate Student Opportunity: Community Research Fellowships with Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley

Graduate Student Opportunity: Community Research Fellowships with Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley

Become a Community Research Fellow with the Schools Action Team at Building Healthy Communities East[...]
News Coverage of Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition

News Coverage of Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition

Five finalists presented at the Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition on Sunday, June 7, 2015.[...]
"Risk in Perspective" Listen to UCI Blum Director's story on The Moth radio

"Risk in Perspective" Listen to UCI Blum Director's story on The Moth radio

Director Richard Matthew on The Moth tells his story of work, family, and his experiences in the Con[...]
In the News: Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition

In the News: Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition

"Over the years, there have been similar competitions run by [UC] Berkeley," said Richard Matthew, a[...]
Blog: Bandits and Bridges: The Streets of Uvira and Beyond

Blog: Bandits and Bridges: The Streets of Uvira and Beyond

The eastern DRC is known for a number of things—sexual violence and conflict minerals topping that l[...]
Blog: Narrative Theatre in Kiliba

Blog: Narrative Theatre in Kiliba

The effects of years of violence and instability ripple beyond the immediate physical consequenc[...]
Dance Audition Workshop with eARTh Studio Director, Pamela Donohoo- 5/20/15

Dance Audition Workshop with eARTh Studio Director, Pamela Donohoo- 5/20/15

May 20, 2015 11AM-1PM Center for Living Peace Directions To sign up, click here. Pame[...]
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Designing Solutions to Poverty Competition

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Designing Solutions to Poverty Competition

"Through this competition, we want to expand and deepen the partnerships we have that can connect UC[...]
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Break The Silence Campaign, part of UCI's Refugee Awareness Week 4/27–5/1/15

"Break the Silence" envisions a society that is compassionate and understanding of refugee experienc[...]
Office of Civic & Community Engagement presents: Community Conversations with Irvine City Council Members & UCI Faculty and Students- 5/6/15
Video from Katy Leakey's Visit April 1st

Video from Katy Leakey's Visit April 1st

Katy Leakey is an artist and designer of The Leakey Collection and has been living and working along[...]
Blog: Conflict and its Consequences in Mutarule

Blog: Conflict and its Consequences in Mutarule

Field Blog: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo This is a series of co-authored posts th[...]
"Toward A Sustainable 21st Century: Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California" - 5/8/15

"Toward A Sustainable 21st Century: Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California" - 5/8/15

Toward a Sustainable 21st Century: "Building Partnerships for Ocean Health in Southern California[...]