UC Irvine Parents eNews

December 2016
Issue No. 81

Dalai Lama Scholar Andrew Hallak leads project to leverage UCI sustainability efforts

Senior Andrew Hallak believes that concerns about environmental sustainability can unite people who typically don't interact with each other, and as this year's Dalai Lama Scholar at the University of California, Irvine, he hopes to build a bridge connecting them.

"The focus of Global Partners for Sustainability," he says, "is to provide opportunities to learn more about the interplay of economic, technical, ecological and sociocultural factors that are the main pillars of sustainability and then work together under a unified umbrella to help solve the global environmental challenges we face."

Living 101 - being happy & whole

Living 101 is a self-mastery course that teaches life skills and personal leadership concepts and tools. Students will learn to strengthen self-esteem and authenticity, improve interpersonal and business communication, reduce fear and stress, and manage the ups and downs of life with more courage, confidence and inner peace, while making friends along the way.

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Making her own rules
Award-winning UCI Film & Media Studies alumna Jess dela Merced '09 takes risks, directs her first feature-length film

Jess dela Merced graduated from the UCI Department of Film & Media Studies in 2009. Since then, she's received an MFA from the NYU Grad Film Program and written and directed shorts, including her award-winning thesis film "HYPEBEASTS," which was written under the mentorship of Spike Lee. Her latest short film, "Wait 'til the Wolves Make Nice," premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Jury Prize in Detroit's Cinetopia International Film Festival. She is currently working on her first feature-length film, "Chickenshit," a youth adventure film about a young black girl who bands together with a group of boys to stop arsonists from burning down their city of Detroit.

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