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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.

May 2 - War and mental health; unique sleep apnea treatments

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A field of mustard along California Avenue

Hello, yellow: A field of mustard along California Avenue. Photo by Ian Parker


Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological sciences

“We are in a position where many people are or have been really struggling with the challenges of the past few years and this is – for some – almost too much to bear,” says Roxane Cohen Silver. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

NSF supports UCI research on how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects Americans

The National Science Foundation has awarded a Rapid Response Research grant of nearly $175,000 to a UCI team seeking to gauge the effect that the reporting of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in traditional and social media outlets has on the mental health of U.S. citizens. Led by Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological sciences, the study extends a survey of nine than 6,500 Americans that started over two years ago to assess psychological reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UCI Health first in Orange County to offer FDA-approved sleep apnea device

Untreated sleep disorders can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression and cancer, according to Dr. Rami N. Khayat, medical director of the UCI Health Sleep Disorders Center. “We have developed a comprehensive program to help sufferers, starting with sleep studies to accurately diagnose your disorder, and providing a comprehensive array of therapies, including the only FDA-approved implantable device to treat a little-known form of apnea.” 


Be careful with financial advisor solicitations

UC only contracts with Fidelity Investments for targeted financial guidance from our dedicated team. If you receive emails, invitations or cold calls for financial services from another company or vendor, they're not associated with UC and you should proceed with caution.

FDA says it will review vaccine for ages under 6 in June

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a timetable where it would consider authorization in June for a COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6 years old. Moderna, which last week sought emergency authorization of its vaccine for kids, says it will be ready for FDA review.

Paxlovid treats but doesn’t prevent COVID, experts say

The drug company says a large trial found that its oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid was not effective at preventing coronavirus infection in people living with someone infected with the virus. However, one expert says he would “absolutely” prescribe the pills for people who are already sick.


Cup of SOAR
Wednesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)

Wednesday Wellness Walk: UCI Arboretum & Marsh
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. (sponsored by Student Wellness & Health Promotion)

Art | Power | Community: A Black Panther Party 55th Anniversary Retrospective Multi-media Event
Wednesday, noon (opening); 4 p.m., artist conversation (sponsored by Humanities Center and UCI Libraries)

Hannibal Hamlin, Why Macbeth should have stopped worrying and loved the Psalms
Wednesday, noon (sponsored by New Swan Shakespeare Center and School of Humanities)

UCDC Information Session
Wednesday, noon (sponsored by Capital Internship Program in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento)

Black Brazilian Cinema: “Café com Canela”
Wednesday, 3 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)

Cancel Culture with Pure Praxis: Silencing Extremism or Asserting Values
Wednesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Sorority & Fraternity Life)

Feminism, Religion, Animals: The Interweaving of Life and Theory
Wednesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by School of Humanities)

Reuben Miller, author, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
Wednesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)

Step Up UCI! Bystander Intervention Program
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Student Wellness & Health Promotion)

The Coup de Comedy Festival
Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Improv Revolution and Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.


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.

Covid-19 Cases Rise in the U.S., With Limited Impact

The Wall Street Journal, May 1
Cited: Daniel Parker, assistant professor of population health & disease prevention

Why does the Federal Reserve raise rates in quarter percentages?

Marketplace, April 29
Cited: Gary Richardson, professor of economics

Hydrogen Is Every U.S. Gas Utility's Favorite Hail Mary Pass

Bloomberg, May 2
Cited: Jack Brouwer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering & director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and Advanced Power and Energy Program


UCI Men’s Tennis won the Big West championship on Sunday for the first time since 2011.

Tournament bound: UCI Men’s Tennis won the Big West championship on Sunday for the first time since 2011. The 'Eaters will find out at 3 p.m. today who they will play in the NCAA Tournament. #TogetherWeZot From Twitter/@UCImten

#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.


33 new campus cases

From Friday through Sunday, UCI recorded 33 new cases of COVID-19: 30 students and three employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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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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UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates

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UCI Health COVID-19 FAQs

UCI Coronavirus Response Center - available at covid19@uci.edu or via phone at (949) 824-9918

Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at contacttracing@uci.edu or via phone at (949) 824-2300

Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19

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