Richard Matthew, Faculty Director of the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, issued this message on the passing of Blum Center founder Richard Blum: Richard Blum passed away this Sunday, February 27, 2022. A remarkably successful business leader and accomplished mountain climber, his exposure to poverty while trekking in the […]
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Professor Brett Sanders, who leads the Blum Center’s research on flooding and community vulnerabilities, was recently quoted in the OC Register. The article highlights recent research articles from other labs that predict changes to the size and power of waves along the California coast. These changes, which are driven by […]
Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how coastal communities are thinking more about new ways to keep sand on the beaches, providing an important buffer between waves and infrastructure. Read the full piece at the OC Register.
Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders was recently interviewed as part of a piece exploring how the lack of beach nourishment is threatening infrastructure and homes along California’s coast. Read the full piece at the LA Times.
In an op-ed published by the LA Times, Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders describes how sand deposits, sediment management, and climate change combine to create challenges for beaches in Southern California. Beyond erosion on beaches themselves, lack of sand deposits also impacts infrastructure in communities along […]
The Blum Center’s Small Change, Better World program was highlighted in the 2021 Brilliant Future Campaign Annual Report. The feature piece profiles a project by Caitlin Roque that exemplifies the program’s mission to fund small but meaningful community projects that students can design and implement. Read the full story to learn how […]
Through the NOAA North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal awards, the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association has been selected as a 2021 funding recipient. A key collaborator of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association project will improve social-ecological resilience in the Tijuana River […]
The UCI School of Social Ecology recent published a feature article about the Pandemic Histories Archive. Over 180 students have contributed to the archive project over the past 18 months, recording observations and experiences related to the pandemic and key social justice issues of the day. Read more about the […]
Blum Center Associate Director Paul Piff is one of this year’s winners of the Dean’s Award for Inclusionary Excellence. Each year, the Dean of the School of Social Ecology recognizes a faculty member and graduate student whose research showcases diversity and inclusion. Dr. Piff was selected for his manuscript titled […]