2017 Lunar New Year

UCI and South Coast Plaza present an Anteater celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year Festival at UCI
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Long-U.S. China Institute at UCI and its partners the School of Social Sciences, School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business in concert with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Medicine, School of Humanities, School of Social Ecology, and UCI Libraries.

Team Kids: Started as a fundraiser for sick 4-year-old has grown into 15 years of service

April 2016 - Orange County Register

In 2001, Jeremy Wifler was a sick 4-year-old whose constant seizures routinely caused him to stop breathing.

The 911 calls were so regular that emergency dispatchers would alert the crews with simply: “It’s Jeremy.”

Firefighters began to stop by the home to see what else they could do to help. Some evenings, they stopped by just to drop off dinner.

“These guys became a part of our family,” said the boy’s mother, Rechelle Wifler.

Firefighters weren’t the only ones to embrace the Wiflers.

La Paz, Mexico | Immersive Field Study Blum Discovery Trip

November 2015 - El Mangle | reflexión y acción

From November 17-19, a team of faculty and students from UC Irvine’s Samueli School of Engineering and the School of Social Ecology are partnering with the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation and traveling to La Paz, Mexico to develop a field site for students to learn about and work on poverty in the region through urban and child development. The team expects to build connections that will lead to research opportunities and consider how to best utilize the groups collective resources to achieve the most beneficial impact in the community. In building this new partnership with El Mangle the team wants to understand how the campus can be a useful platform for research. Those in attendance include Dr. Richard Matthew, Dr. Victoria Basolo, Dr. Maria Rendon, Dr. Shannon Curry, Dr. Jodi Quas, Dr. Ruth Gyllenhammer, and PhD Canditiates – Kristin Goodrich and Jochen Schubert of FloodRISE, and  local organizations such as  NOS, Niparajá, Ponguinguiola, Urbanería, Bcsicletos, CIBNOR, Cómo Vamos La Paz, FANLAP y Raíz de Fondo.

Social Ecology Field Study - Taking Initiative. Making a Difference

October 2015

The UC Irvine School of Social Ecology strives to develop future leaders equipped with solid communication, critical thinking, analytical, technological, and interpersonal skills through experiential field study opportunities. Learn how one Social Ecology student, David Yang, made an impact on at-risk youth through his Field Study project for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Gang Diversion Program. Professor Elliott Currie served as David's faculty advisor. Learn more about Field Study at http://fieldstudy.soceco.uci.edu/

Advanced Field Study - Connecting Theory and Practice to Impact Our Communities

October 2015

The UC Irvine School of Social Ecology strives to develop future leaders equipped with solid communication, critical thinking, analytical, technological, and interpersonal skills through experiential field study opportunities. Learn how one Social Ecology student, Kamille Parks, had an impact on the work of Innovative Housing Opportunities, an affordable housing non-profit. Associate Professor Doug Houston served as Kamille's faculty advisor. Learn more about Field Study at http://fieldstudy.soceco.uci.edu/

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