Education professor receives $1.4 million grant to develop elementary school e-books

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Connor has been awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop and test a series of digital books that embed strategies to improve reading ability for students in grades 3 to 5. The project involves designing and evaluating e-books that will help children gain a deeper […]

Assistant professor of sociology wins Hellman Fellowship to complete book

Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology, has received a 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship to complete her book, Thin, White & Saved: Fat Stigma and the Fear of the Big Black Body, a historiography of fat-phobia in the West. “My research examines the historical development of fat stigma in the United States and its potential contribution to […]

Evidence-based outreach

School of Education newcomer takes practical, positive approach to improving academic outcomes of underrepresented K-12 students

Best-selling author and CNN’s ‘Believer’ host Reza Aslan to speak at UCI on Islamophobia

EVENT: Reza Aslan, an internationally renowned religion writer and scholar, will speak at UCI about Islamophobia and steps we can take to overcome it. His appearance is part of a UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence lecture series about the nature of prejudice and strategies to counter bias and hate in our time. WHEN/WHERE: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May […]

Historian awarded NEH summer stipend to finish book

David Fedman, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to support the completion of his manuscript The Saw & the Seed: Forestry & the Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea (under contract with the University of Washington Press). “I’m absolutely thrilled to have received this grant from the NEH […]

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My Favorite Read

Looking for some additions to your summer reading list? For this special literary issue, UCI Magazine asked several well-read Anteaters to tell us about their most-cherished titles. Megan ColeEditor-in-chief, New University What is your favorite book?Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion Why?Joan Didion’s writing style is completely inimitable, but she’s always great to read for inspiration. I go […]

photo of authors Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich

O.C. as seen by authors

Anthology by UCI alumni couple offers literary excerpts on county’s culture, geography

Ngugi wa Thiong’o wins S. Korean literary prize

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature, has been named the winner of the sixth Pak Kyong-ni Prize. South Korea’s first international literary award, it was established in 2011 to honor the achievements of the late South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni (1926-2008) and, with a cash prize of more than $90,000, is one of […]

Map of the slave trade out of Africa, 1500-1900.

Tracking the slave trade

Grant allows UCI historian to add intra-American voyages to trans-Atlantic database

Jessica Millward

New book offers insight into world of enslaved women in early America

UCI professor fleshes out the life of Charity Folks, once just a name on a document