UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.

Aug. 26 - The ABCs of delta; urban tree campaigns

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A view from the marsh

Anteater Time Machine: A 1983 view of the main campus from the San Joaquin Marsh.

Q&A Ask the Expert header

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.


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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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


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.

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Potential workplace exposure

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