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July 15 - Testing site scales back, dramatic alumni saga

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pink succulents outside

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.


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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Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

As IRS audits waned, big businesses racked up unapproved tax breaks

The Washington Post, July 14

Cited: Terry Shevlin, professor of accounting

Will California backtrack on masks, reopenings as Delta variant sparks new COVID fears?

The Sacramento Bee, July 15

Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention

Mitch Fowler and the brain-bending world of 'speedrunning'

Maclean’s, July 13

Cited: Craig Stark, professor of neurobiology and behavior


Peter at the Louvre

Where’s Pierre?

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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