Physical Sciences Anti-Racism Journal Club
Next discussion on Friday Nov 20, 2020 at 3pm led by our very own graduate student Jesse Kreger.

paraDIGMS: Diversity in Graduate Mathematical Sciences 
AMS Conference held virtually on Nov. 20 - 23, 2020. During this conference, "leading voices will highlight the work of organizations to build a diverse and equitable profession through graduate education, while challenging us to see how far we still have to go. The conference will spread awareness, build support, and establish accountability for the ongoing work of improving graduate education."



UCI Mathematics Department Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.

UCI Black Thriving Initiative: A whole university approach to creating a university culture where black people thrive. 

Take the Pledge campaign: The purpose of this campaign is to mobilize the campus community and Anteater nation to make UCI the leading university for talented Black people to thrive as undergraduate and graduate students, medical students and residents, faculty, staff and alumni. The pledge, of course, is voluntary. By choosing to endorse the pledge's four expectations, you can make a powerful positive influence on the environments in which we teach, learn, discover, create, heal, work and serve.


Previous Events 

Physical Sciences Anti-Racism Journal Club: A new monthly journal club on Anti-racism and Inclusion in the School of Physical Sciences. Every monthone article is selected for reading, followed by a guided discussions about the article. Everyone in the School is welcome and encouraged to participate. The next session is 10/16/2020, Friday, 1:00 pm, lead by Garrett Yoshitomi, Graduate Coordinator, Chemistry.

Town Hall on Barriers to Degree Sucess, by Mike Deddin, Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning. This meeting will focus on issues of the structures in the first-year that encourage or are barriers to success. This conversation started in a Canvas space that is still open. The details for the Town Hall are:  Tuesday, Oct 13 at 4 pm. Faculty need to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Black in Physical Sciences: A space for the school's Black community members to connect. Wednesday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.  For questions contact Tatiana Arizaga at

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Workshop: This workshop provides information to help individuals through the application process, providing important tips and opportunities to hear directly from program participants about their strategies for application submission and fast-tracking career success. Tuesday, October 6, 11:00-12:30.

Pacific Math Allance (PMA) events:  Next event: Friday, Oct 2, 4:00-5:00, "Demystifying grad school". The full event schedule can be found here

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated by the School of Physical Sciences. The School is showcasing its Hispanic and Latinx members, who cast new light onto the fields their study.