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    By Dianne Anderson Knowing the numerous variations of blackness, of skin tones, of ideology and backgrounds, Dr. Adisa Ajamu set out to make a home away from home at UCI that, in some ways, resembles his alma mater. Probably the most important thing that his HBCU provided was a safe space for students to be ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...
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    The University of California Board of Regents announced the appointment of Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff. Drake has a long and distinguished career in higher education, most recently as ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It may come as no surprise that the recently installed Orange County Branch NAACP President Dr. Fred C. Calhoun has his sights set on getting more African American representation of teachers into local school districts, colleges and universities. In his new seat, he is ready to tackle some of the harder to ...
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    By Megan Cole/UCI Despite almost a decade in the gaming industry, UCI computer science professor Magda El Zarki has never worked on anything quite like “Sankofa.” The recently completed computer game – created by El Zarki and a colleague, UCI history professor Patricia Seed – follows a young protagonist navigating an unconventional environment for the ...
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    The UC Irvine women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to defending Big West champion Hawaii in its conference opener at the Stan Sheriff Center. Set scores were 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21. The Anteaters (12-2, 0-1 BWC) saw their six-match win streak snapped as they suffered only their second loss of the year, while UH ...