May 24 - Public Health Minute, commencement volunteers needed
A worker scales towers of metal at the College of Health Sciences construction site. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UCI Public Health Minute: What is tuberculosis?
In today’s “Public Health Minute” video, Dr. Albert Chang, medical director, Student Health Center, answers this question: What is tuberculosis?
New OIT website
The Office of Information Technology has redesigned its website for UCI’s faculty, staff and students, with a focus on standardizing and simplifying content to make it easier to find technology services.
Call for commencement volunteers
Positions include graduate check-in and lineup, info booth staffing, assisting graduates during the ceremony, and celebrations and other ways of creating a memorable experience for graduates. Time commitment is approximately 3.5 hours per shift for events at the Bren and six hours at Angel Stadium. All volunteers will receive a commemorative pin and a volunteer shirt. Volunteer registration closes June 1.
The art of inquiry
Did you know the Claire Trevor School of the Arts generates a wealth of research? Jesse Colin Jackson is on a mission to increase the visibility of arts research. An associate professor of electronic art & design, Jackson also serves as CTSA associate dean of research & innovation and the Beall Center for Art + Technology’s executive director. He is all in when it comes to trumpeting CTSA research, especially that which involves multiple arts disciplines, other UCI schools and beyond.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
“SEA Change will strengthen our work to train, recruit, and retain a diverse professoriate…UC looks forward to working with AAAS on this important work.” UC President Michael V. Drake
UC becomes first charter university system in SEA Change
The University of California’s 10 campuses have joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science STEMM Equity Achievement Change program, making UC the first institution of higher learning to sign on at a systemwide level. Three campuses, UC Davis, UCI and UC Santa Cruz, have already been established as charter members of the program. SEA Change aims to eliminate systemic barriers to STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and foster engagement from historically underrepresented communities.
Apply for the UC Tech Awards
The UC Tech Awards Program celebrates the achievements of UC individuals or teams in designing, implementing, operating or supporting high-impact technology initiatives. It promotes an inclusive UC Tech community by recognizing the technology contributions of people from all areas of expertise, including IT, research, academia and business. May 30 is the deadline to submit applications. Visit the UC Tech Awards Program website for a description of the award categories, selection criteria and the application process and form.
Thera “Puppy” 103 at the Student Center Terrace
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. (sponsored by Student Support and Advocacy Commission)
Thursday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)
The Citizen-Artist: An Interdisciplinary Discussion
Thursday, noon (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)
Commemorating George Floyd: A Discussion of Who We Are with Jeffery Robinson
Thursday, noon (sponsored by Office of Inclusive Excellence)
Conquering Post-Pandemic Stress
Thursday, noon (sponsored by OC Forum)
Prostate Cancer: Delivering a Higher Standard of Care
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge)
General Data Protection Regulations workshop
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by University of California)
Nadia Owusu talk and book signing
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Center for Armenian Studies)
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.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
Yahoo News (video), May 24
Cited: Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of law
The Orange County Register (column), May 23
Cited: Jennifer Wilkens, director of special projects, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
HuffPost, May 23
Cited: Daniele Piomelli, Distinguished Professor of anatomy and neurobiology, director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis
After a tough rejection sent him reeling, Joshua Swank, political science senior and UCI Lauds and Laurels Outstanding Undergrad, has learned the value of grit and determination.
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
53 new campus cases
On Monday, UCI recorded 53 new cases of COVID-19: 50 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.
For COVID-19 questions
UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health
Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19
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