Toxic Metropolis: Cities, Suburbs, and the Battle over Public Health in Modern America

The UCI Medical Humanities Initiative Work-In-Progress Series is featuring Andrew Highsmith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, UCI, who will be presenting “Toxic Metropolis: Cities, Suburbs, and the Battle over Public Health in Modern America.”                                                   

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 to 5:30pm
Emerald Bay D/E, UCI Student Center


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PPD Distinguished Fellows Dinner & Panel

Universities without Walls, Communities without Ceilings

The Multidimensional Challenge of Justice in Southern California

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design in the School of Social Ecology invites you to an engaging dinner and panel discussion about challenges of justice in our communities, with the 2015-2016 PPD Distinguished Fellows: America Bracho, Bill Fulton, Susan Hori, Felicia Marcus, Timothy Psomas and Tony Salazar.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Raymond L. Watson Fund, which supports Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students. Dinner will be served and an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
UCI Student Center, A311 Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697

Please RSVP by May 16th by returning this form to:
Allison Yuzuki-Rogers, School of Social Ecology
5300 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697 or (949) 824-0174


Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions

This conference will be an opportunity to highlight scalable solutions, bring together partners across the country and globally, and demonstrate the impact of UC beyond California. It is hosted as part of the "Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series" – an initiative of a foundation of global reach and a research university to do together more than they can do separately on significant environmental problems impacting society.

May 5 - 6, 2016

Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

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Wildflowers, Citrus, and Swimming Pools: Team Water UCI Poster Presentation and Community Reception

Join Team Water UCI, a transdisciplinary research team of UCI graduate students, for a community reception where they will present their research on Borrego Springs, California.

Team Water UCI looked at:

  • The scientific, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of an ecologically sensitive town in a desert region
  • How water dependency shapes environmental subjects, both human and non-human                                                                                                                          
  • The production of differently scaled and derived environmental data

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception & Poster Session

Location: Steele/Burnand Anza Borrego Desert Research Center

Please view the event webpage for more information.