Aug. 26 - The ABCs of delta; urban tree campaigns
Anteater Time Machine: A 1983 view of the main campus from the San Joaquin Marsh.
Each day, a UCI expert will answer one of your questions about COVID-19, vaccinations, variants or the future of work. Submit questions via email.
In this two-minute video, Dr. Susan Huang, director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health, gives an easy-to-understand overview of the delta variant and how to protect against it.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Beall Applied Innovation names new chief
Errol Arkilic, a private investment firm co-founder with an extensive background in startups, teaching and entrepreneurship, takes the helm Oct. 1 as chief innovation officer and executive director at UCI Beall Applied Innovation.
The underappreciated role of Latina doctors
Although small in number – less than 2% of all U.S. doctors – Latina physicians face mental, physical and career exhaustion for their indispensable but often undervalued role in American healthcare, according to Glenda Flores, associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies.
Comparing L.A. vs. NYC tree campaigns
Between 2007 and 2014, officials in Los Angeles and New York City tried to plant a million trees in each of their respective metropolises. MillionTreesNYC was heralded for reaching the goal ahead of schedule, while its L.A. counterpart fell far short. But L.A. may have succeeded where New York didn’t, according to a report by Jessica Debats Garrison, assistant professor of teaching of urban planning and public policy.
Return-to-campus reminder for employees
UC's Records Management Committee issued 10 important tips about office records for employees returning to work at on-campus locations.
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UCI IN THE NEWS
You asked: Should I cancel my kids’ end-of-summer trip?
The Washington Post, Aug. 26
Cited: Karen Edwards, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CIOs: Apply These Lessons From The Pandemic To Win The Recovery
Forbes, Aug. 25
Cited: Vijay Gurbaxani, faculty director of the Center for Digital Transformation and professor of Information Systems and Computer Science
Vaccinations helped drive down deaths in OC, but may be trending back up due to delta variant
City News Service via Spectrum 1 News, Aug. 25
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
No new campus cases
No on-campus employees or on-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Remember to upload your vaccine record
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Potential workplace exposure
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