The Best Way to Get To Know a Foreign Country: Be Homeless

Greetings from Lyon, France, where I have been homeless for the last month. Well, kind of.

The EAP Full Immersion Program in Lyon, France warned participants of two things: classes are taught in French and housing is not provided. Yours truly interpreted this as, “Elysabeth, you’re going to become fluent in French and you’re going to have a lovely flat in Lyon, France for four beautiful months.”

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Literary Orange

On a typical Saturday morning at 9 a.m., UC Irvine’s Student Center would be silent and empty, with the exception of a few over-achieving students trying to get ahead at the beginning of a new quarter. Normally, the sun’s rays would be reflecting off the tables in the bare studying areas and the windows of the large meeting rooms.

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24 hour Mad Film Dash

With 15 minutes until midnight on Friday, Feb. 20, 76 groups of UC Irvine students began filling the grassy amphitheater located near the ArtsTEC Lab in the Claire Trevor School of Arts. As the high level of energy and exclamations of excitement echoed through the halls of the arts center, there was no hint that students were about to endure 24 hours of exhausting and extensive work.

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Living in a Digital World

The Beall Center for Art and Technology in the Claire Trevor School of Arts is hosting an exhibition called “Scalable Relations,” showing the complexities and shifting contexts of today’s information society through digital media. The exhibit brings together works by faculty of the UC Digital Arts Research Network (DARnet) and is open to viewers from Jan. 9 to Mar. 14.

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