July 15 - Testing site scales back, dramatic alumni saga
Pink succulents in University Hills. Photo by Ian Parker
COVID testing site ends Saturday hours
Starting this Saturday, the Division of Continuing Education Testing Site will be closed on Saturdays for the remainder of summer. The site will remain open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit UCI Forward for more information.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Alumnus recounts dramatic Olympic story
In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Anteater alum Omar Amr, now an emergency medicine doctor, recalls battling racism that included physical and mental aggression to achieve his Olympic dream of competing in water polo. In 2004, he became one of the first African Americans to represent the U.S. in the sport when he played in Greece.
UCI Health unveils new ‘Stop at Nothing’ ad
As part of UCI Health’s “Stop at Nothing” marketing campaign, which debuted in 2019, a new spot is now airing on local TV, radio and online platforms. Other creative advertisements are in the pipeline.
Four Anteaters chosen in 2021 MLB draft
Three UCI pitchers and a catcher were snapped up by the Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
“Wherein I see Myself” (sponsored by New Swan Shakespeare)
Saturday, 6 p.m.
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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The Washington Post, July 14
Cited: Terry Shevlin, professor of accounting
The Sacramento Bee, July 15
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention
Maclean’s, July 13
Cited: Craig Stark, professor of neurobiology and behavior
As California reopens, please let us know about any activities, trips or adventures you’d like to share. We’d especially welcome photos of Peter the Anteater plush toys in exotic or fun locales.
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