Winter 2019

A Learning Revolution

In this edition of UCI Magazine, we focus on how the campus is experiencing “A Learning Revolution” in myriad ways. Our cover story, “New School of Thought” (page 14), introduces the Anteater Learning Pavilion, a state-of-the-art building that fosters student participation in “active learning.” “Studying the Students” (page 22) details researchers’ plans to pilot a U.S. survey analyzing undergraduate life and the effectiveness of university instruction, while “Safeguarding the First Amendment” (page 32) explains how UCI is leading the way nationally in teaching students the value of protecting free speech in today’s politicized climate. And finally, in “Connecting the Disconnected” (page 26), you’ll meet a postdoctoral fellow on a personal mission: studying the use of telepresence robots that bring homebound students into the classroom to better engage with their peers and more vigorously pursue their education. To submit a letter via email, send to: Include “Letters to the Editor: UCI Ma

Magazine Articles

Safeguarding the First Amendment

UCI is a home for the new National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

Studying the Students

UCI to pilot a national survey on undergraduate life and learning – with an eye to improving both

New School of Thought

California’s first active learning building opens at UCI, giving tech-savvy students a hands-on role in their education

Connecting the Disconnected

In studying the effectiveness of telepresence robots in classrooms, a postdoctoral researcher who was homebound herself as a child finds that they can be life-changing