Browsing: Society & Community

Admin Olive Tree Initiative

Insights from Middle East

In 2007, UC Irvine student leaders from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Druze and unaffiliated backgrounds set a goal to take a fact-finding trip to Israel and Palestine to better understand the nature of ongoing conflicts in the region.

Faculty A Kenyan man completes transactions in cash and by cell phone.

The future of money: A glossary

Digital money or currency – a broad term describing any technology providing access to or even replacing traditional functions of money – is not limited to developing countries.

Faculty Airtime cards in China circulate as alternative currencies.

Money in the digital age

Are those crisp green bills wilting in your wallet? Coins collecting dust? As face-to-face transfers of money grow rarer in an increasingly digital world, cash is no longer king.

Admin New Professors

UCI welcomes new faculty

Experts on everything from reconstructing the human hand to interpreting the U.S. Constitution have joined the UC Irvine faculty in the last year.

Faculty A student juggles apples while registering to vote

UCI election events

There’s no shortage of political opinion at UC Irvine, and a number of campus groups and student organizations have organized events where those opinions can be heard.

Arts Ron Carlson

Rhode Island loves Carlson

Call it the little state with the big reach. Rhode Island is touching UC Irvine in a big way by selecting Ron Carlson’s “Five Skies” as its statewide reading pick for 2009.

Alumni Noemi Maldonado

Building blocks of learning

HABLA trains home visitors to help Orange County’s Spanish-speaking parents prepare their toddlers for kindergarten. The program coaches parents to read and play with their children outside of the weekly home sessions, incorporating lessons into their daily lives.

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