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Aug. 2 - Campus prepares for monkeypox, Citric Acid explores O.C.

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The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams begin training on Crawford Field. Check the schedule for practice days and times. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams begin training on Crawford Field. Check the schedule for practice days and times. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Graphic reads What are the symptoms of Monkeypox; lists rash, bumps or blisters, fever, chills, headaches and muscle aches.

Campus message on monkeypox

Recently, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. Yesterday, Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency in California over monkeypox. Orange County currently has 10 known cases. While there are no known cases of monkeypox on campus, UCI is preparing for the possibility.

Literary journal Citric Acid explores dichotomy of O.C. life

Orange County is many things to many people. Capturing this diversity, the literary journal Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination features writers and artists sharing realistic and fantastical perspectives on the area. Aug. 1 marked the release of the third issue of Citric Acid. Founded by editor, author and retired UCI English lecturer Andrew Tonkovich, Citric Acid showcases both established and emerging regional talent, including historically underrepresented writers and artists.

Higher access to tobacco and cannabis retailers found in Black and Hispanic communities

A UCI-led study found that Los Angeles-area cannabis retailers were concentrated near tobacco retailers, and these clusters were more common in areas with higher percentages of racial/ethnic minorities.


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See detailed metrics on student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more about the University.

Governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday evening in response to the worsening monkeypox outbreak. California had recorded 786 monkeypox cases as of Thursday, with nearly two-thirds concentrated in Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to the California Department of Public Health.


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.

UCI to get $4 million matching pledge for Jewish studies

The Orange County Register, Aug. 1
Cited: Chancellor Howard Gillman

Cure for hair loss? Breakthrough study may pave the way for new treatment

Today, Aug. 1
Cited: Maksim Plikus, professor of developmental and cell biology

Biden covid case highlights confusing CDC guidance on ending isolation

The Washington Post, Aug. 1
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate public health professor


Young fans enjoy watching the Los Angeles Rams training at UCI. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Young fans enjoy watching the Los Angeles Rams training at UCI. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

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7 new campus cases

On Monday, UCI recorded seven new cases of COVID-19: six students and one employee. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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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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