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July 30 - Vaccination deadlines almost here, lead pollution in Santa Ana

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The OC Fair lights up the night, as viewed from the UCI Ecological Preserve

The OC Fair lights up the night, as viewed from the UCI Ecological Preserve. Photo by Sam Weber


Vaccine upload deadlines are fast approaching, law school deadline is Tuesday

Depending on your school or unit at UCI, you may have a different deadline to upload proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. In general, compliance is required no later than two weeks before you’re expected to be on campus for the fall term. Here are the deadlines for UCI:

  • School of Medicine: past due — upload your records today!

  • School of Law: Aug. 3

  • UCI Health: Sept. 1

  • Main campus: Sept. 6

Please upload your records here:

Employee Record Upload

Student Record Upload


UCI Podcast: Uncovering the cause of the soil lead crisis in Santa Ana

The discovery of dangerous levels of lead in the soil in Santa Ana has prompted residents to become advocates for environmental justice. Working with them are UCI researchers, who are helping assess the severity of the problem and generate solutions. UCI historian and Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellow Juan Manuel Rubio joins the UCI Podcast to discuss the potential causes of the soil lead crisis, and why systemic environmental and public health problems require societal solutions.

What makes the Olympics run: lots of volunteers and buses

UCI women’s water polo head coach Dan Klatt offers updates on life in the Olympic Village with his latest postcard from Tokyo, where he is an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team.

  • See how Anteater Olympians have performed so far during the Games.


Friday fun fact

Affordable UC: By five years after graduation, all UC baccalaureate program graduates have a debt to earnings ratio of less than 10%.

California sees small boost in vaccinations but needs much more

The Los Angeles Times reports that, amid California’s summer surge of coronavirus infections, there are signs that some unvaccinated people are getting off the fence and getting the shot. Vaccinations increased 5% during the week of July 18 to 24, compared to the week prior. The state still has a long way to go, with only about 53% of Californians fully vaccinated.


Self-Compassion for Returning Back to Work
Tuesday at 11 a.m. (sponsored by HR Wellness)

Coaching: Help Team Members Solve Their Own Problems
Tuesday at noon (sponsored by Graduate Division)

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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.

Orange County reports another 500-plus COVID cases; hospitalizations up again

City News Service via Spectrum News 1, July 29
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health

Survey: Californians open to water restrictions during drought

KNX 1070 Newsradio, July 29
Cited: David Feldman, professor of urban planning and public policy and director of Water UCI

No ‘Easy Street’ to Create Hydrogen Economy in California

Natural Gas Intelligence, July 29
Cited: Jack Brouwer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and Advanced Power and Energy Program


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New campus cases

Three on-campus employees and two on-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

Potential workplace exposure

UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.

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