Sept. 29 - Brain function discovery; reduced campus parking fees
Anteater Time Machine: Looking for some dorm room decorating ideas? If this 1970 UCI photo doesn’t inspire you, scroll down to #UCIconnected for more blasts from dorms past.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Students in UCI’s culinary medicine course sample the blood pressure-friendly fare they prepared. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI to launch healthy cooking classes for public
UCI’s culinary medicine program is working on plans to expand from an elective course for medical students to cooking classes open to the general public and taught in a state-of-the art teaching kitchen. The program – which aims to prevent or control Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and other disorders through healthier diets – is staffed by two doctors, a chef, dietitians and a mindfulness coach.
Student flu vaccine clinic on campus
On Mondays and Wednesdays in October and November, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students can get their mandatory flu shot at a pop-up vaccine clinic on Ring Road. For Anteaters covered by UC SHIP, the shots are free. For non-SHIP mates, the cost is $21. The clinic will also offer UCI-branded giveaways and free COVID tests. For dates and locations, visit https://uci.edu/coronavirus/testing-response/covid-19-vaccine.php#flu-clinics. Students must be vaccinated by Dec. 1. You can upload your vaccine information here: https://osh.chs.uci.edu/clearances.aspx
Free tickets to women’s soccer, volleyball games
Faculty and staff can order up to four free tickets to Sunday’s women’s soccer game against Cal State Fullerton (6 p.m. at Anteater Stadium) and Tuesday’s women’s volleyball match against UC San Diego (7 p.m. at Bren Events Center).
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
COVID shots may briefly alter menstrual cycle, study says
In a study published in BMJ Medicine, researchers reported that vaccinated women typically experienced a one-day delay in their periods compared with those who didn’t get vaccinated. But one cycle after vaccination, their periods tended to return to normal.
Computational Poetics art exhibit
Opens Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. (sponsored by Beall Center for Art + Technology)
Leaves for Burning art exhibit
Opens Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. (sponsored by Contemporary Arts Center Gallery)
Communicating Your Research to Public Audiences
Monday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Newkirk Center for Science & Society)
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.
Ian strains emergency services in Southwest Florida
The New York Times, Sept. 29
Cited: Randall Styner, director of emergency management
Doctors Explain Multiple Sclerosis, the Autoimmune Disease That Affects Patients From Head to Toe
Prevention, Sept. 28
Cited: Dr. Michael Sy, assistant professor of neurology
Something Strange Happens When You Tear These Creatures Apart
The Atlantic, Sept. 28
Cited: María Rebolleda-Gómez, assistant professor of ecology & evolutionary biology
More blasts from dorms of the past
A rainbow and stuffed animals loom large in this UCI dorm room, circa 1981-86.
Rubik’s Cubes and photos of the Beatles and King Tut grace this 1984 domicile.
An early 1990s Middle Earth room features paper palm trees and a Far Side wall calendar.
The 1970 vibe in this dorm is strong.
#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.
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION & HEALTH RESOURCES
Upload your vaccine and booster records
Daily COVID-19 Symptom check
By coming to campus each day, students and employees are attesting they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and are not COVID-19 positive. If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19 or recently tested positive, do not come to campus, or if you currently live on campus stay in your residence, and follow instructions for reporting your case or assessing symptoms on the UCI Forward page. Close contacts to a COVID-19 case are not required to stay home or quarantine, but should follow guidance for close contact instructions for masking and testing on the UCI Forward page.
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
Monkeypox information - Information and resources on monkeypox
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates – important information related to UCI Health
UCI Coronavirus Response Center – available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services – assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads or to report a case, available at email@example.com or 949-824-2300
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.