Elena Dominguez with young brain scientists during BlackinNeuro week

CNLM Graduate Students Launch International #BlackInNeuroWeek – Begins July 27 Graduate students Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez pose together at a CNLM event. When graduate students Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez started their doctoral careers, they found themselves as the only two Black people in their department. Coming to UCI, they knew they would face…

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Dismantling Systemic Racism – A UCI Town Hall Discussion

Dear colleagues, It has been a few weeks since you last heard from me, but a lot has been going on in the interim. The summary report from our #ShutDownSTEM Town Halls was made available on June 15th. Since then, we have had over 700 individuals sign up to our BLM Mailing List and 170 volunteers sign up to…

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Black Lives Matter March

Dear UCI community, Today, we celebrate and recognize Juneteenth, an occasion that marks the abolishment of slavery in our country. Yet, despite the significance of the occasion, recent events have demonstrated clearly that anti-Black racism persists and continues to take a toll on the lives and livelihoods of Black men and women all around the…

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Dear Colleagues, In several of the recent forums focused on anti-Black racism, members of the BioSci community have asked thoughtful questions about our School’s hiring practices. I would like to invite interested parties to participate in a Zoom meeting on Friday June 19 from 2-4 pm where I will share the information that our faculty…

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Dismantling Stystemic Racism in Stem Virtual Town Hall

Dear Friends, Following on my message sent yesterday, we are beginning to brainstorm ways to take action and develop concrete plans to eliminate systemic racism on our campus and in our scientific community. On Wednesday, June 10th, the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is joining the call to #ShutDownSTEM! We urge our colleagues to stop…

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Black Lives Matter - A message from Michael Yassa

Friends, We have watched in horror and grief as the events of the last few weeks transpired, exposing systematic anti-Black racism as persistent, pervasive, and lethal. It is a fundamental issue that plagues our society and reminds us that our work is far from done. While we can look back on the progress made since…

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