Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


Page II: OEOD 2008-2009 HIGHLIGHTS

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The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity had a productive year, including the following highlights:

Dr. Silvia Quadrelli, Co-founder of Doctors of the World Argentina,
Addressed Diverse Audiences at UC Irvine
On January 21, 2009, Dr. Silvia Quadrelli, co-founder of Medicos del Mundo Argentina (Doctors of the World Argentina) and chief of training and practice at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires, addressed medical students and participants of UCI’s Diversity in Medicine and the Diversity Development Programs on “Humanitarian Aid and Cultural Diversity.” During her visit to UCI, Dr. Quadrelli also met with members and trainees of the Pulmonary Diseases Division in the School of Medicine and staff and students of the PRIME-LC program. Dr. Quadrelli’s talk at UCI was made possible through the collaboration of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the School of Medicine, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

New Media Learning Program for Teaching Assistants Initiated
In September 2008 OEOD launched its newest on-line training initiative, Sexual Harassment Prevention for Teaching Assistants (TAs). This program was specifically designed to assist TAs manage the difficult and sensitive situations they may encounter in their unique role. More than 250 TAs have made use of this new resource during its inaugural year and we expect this number to grow exponentially as the word gets out about the free, easy-to-access program. Funding for this program was provided by Be Smart About Safety, a safety initiative coordinated by the UCI Wellness and Safety Partnership.

OEOD Moved to MSTB
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity has moved to 103 Multipurpose Science and Technology Building (MSTB). This new location offers easy foot and vehicle access, a dedicated training room and a confidential environment. OEOD continues to maintain its office location at the UC Irvine Medical Center at 333 City Tower, Suite 110. For directions to the new campus location, please visit us on the website at and click on “Location” or go directly to the website at All other contact information for the office remains the same (phone, email, website, fax, zot code). Please visit us soon!

OEOD Launched its Campus Conversation Series with
Guest Speaker Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang
On May 12, 2009, Irvine City Mayor Sukhee Kang spoke on “Diversity in Irvine” to a large crowd of UCI students, staff and faculty. In his speech the Mayor discussed the cultural diversity of Irvine, how the city encourages diversity through events and partnerships, and diversity in the city workforce. The Mayor also shared his personal story about being an immigrant. The purpose of the Campus Conversation Series is to provide the campus community with opportunities to engage in dialogues about contemporary topics related to equal opportunity and diversity. The Mayor’s event was co-sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, Difficult Dialogues, Department of Asian American Studies, UCI Staff Assembly/Staff Ambassadors, UCI Advance Program, and Office of Community and Government Relations.

UCI AB 1825 Compliance Higher than UC Average
A new Learning Management System managed by UCOP was launched this year. It provided links to the on-line Sexual Harassment Prevention program for those who were eligible to complete AB1825-mandated training. By the end of the fiscal year, UC Irvine’s compliance rate was 95%, significantly higher than the 84% system-wide average. UCI’s compliance with this state law has been consistently strong in large part due to the many educational opportunities available to faculty and staff supervisors, including frequent instructor-led workshops, interactive theatre and the on-line program.

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Irvine , CA 92697-1130  
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