April 8 - Ulysses Jenkins’ moment; testing a novel Parkinson’s therapy
Plenty of parking: Rows of bike racks outside the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building. Photo by Matthew Feng
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Ulysses Jenkins gets his moment
The professor of art, who focuses on video, digital and performance art, has taught at UCI for 28 years. The Los Angeles native never had a career retrospective highlighting all of his groundbreaking, challenging and innovative work – until now. “Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation,” which opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in September, is making its West Coast debut through May 15 at UCLA’s Hammer Museum.
Campus safety and policing survey
UCI is conducting a 15-minute survey to assess attitudes toward campus safety. The anonymous questionnaire covers such topics as interactions with campus police, perceptions of police activity and suggestions to improve safety on the main campus and at UCI Medical Center. Share your views on these issues by completing the short survey.
UCI Health tests novel stem cell therapy for advanced Parkinson’s disease
A UCI-led study is testing a promising dopamine neuron stem-cell therapy to determine whether it reduces symptoms in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. “Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and when it’s lost, it causes the slowing, the lack of coordination, the stiffness and the tremors we see in Parkinson’s patients,” explains Dr. Claire Henchcliffe, principal investigator for the trial and chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Neurology. “The hope is that these neurons will create connections with the patient’s nerve cells and deliver dopamine, relieving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.”
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Friday fun fact
Transfer pathway: UC Transfer Prep programs are in 113 of the 144 California community colleges.
Appeals court upholds White House vaccine mandate for federal workers
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals's 2-1 ruling reverses a federal judge’s January order blocking the mandate. Judge Carl Stewart, writing for the majority, said plaintiffs could have challenged the vaccine mandate through the federal government's internal process for government workers.
The Clothesline Project
Tuesday, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, noon (sponsored by UCI CARE)
Cup of SOAR
Tuesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)
Plant Like a Local
Tuesday, noon (sponsored by Staff Assembly's Education & Enrichment Committee)
Accidental Holy Land: The Communist Revolution in Northwest China author Joseph Esherick
Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Long-China Institute)
UCDC Information Session
Tuesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Capital Internship Program in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento)
Book Talk and Signing with Walter Stahr, author of Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival
Tuesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Libraries)
UCI and Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra Combined Concert
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Music)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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New Report Details Bruce Willis’ Challenges On Set With Aphasia; We Look More Into These Cognitive Diseases
KPCC (audio), April 4
Guest: Dr. Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, assistant professor of neurology and pathology
Los Angeles Times, April 8
Cited: Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of law
History, April 6
Cited: Zina Giannopoulou, associate professor of classics
Calling all members and friends of the UCI Engineering community! Come join me next Tuesday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. sharp, for another Walking with the Dean, where we can stretch our legs, get some fresh air, and have fun. From Twitter/@UCIEngineerDean
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
10 new campus cases
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