Dec. 6 - Pop-up flu clinics succeed, UCIMC is a top maternity hospital
The Multipurpose Science & Technology Building shows its fall colors. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Student volunteers from UCI’s Program in Public Health and School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences pose with representatives from the Student Health Center and Peter the Anteater. Photo by Elin Slavick/UCI
Campus collaboration results in 1,900 pop-up flu clinic vaccinations
In October and November, student volunteers from UCI’s Program in Public Health, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Student Health Center worked at pop-up clinics along Ring Road to offer flu vaccines to students. In total, the efforts resulted in nearly 1,900 flu vaccinations administered over the two-month period. In addition, students received information on sexual health, monkeypox and COVID-19, and were offered complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests.
UCIMC rated among best maternity hospitals for second consecutive year
UCI Medical Center was again named one of the nation's best hospitals for maternity care for 2022-23, earning a "high-performing" rating, the highest available, by U.S. News & World Report. It is the second year that U.S. News has published the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list. UCIMC has earned this designation both years.
Artificial intelligence and cyber security are hot topics
With the help of artificial intelligence, robotics and other digital technologies, businesses are accomplishing more than ever thought possible. Companies are providing consumers with powerful tools for better, more comfortable lives. But while there are numerous benefits to this digital transformation, risks loom. During the Paul Merage School of Business “2023 Digital Leadership Agenda: Recoding Business” conference, top business leaders discussed the benefits and risks associated with the evolution of technology in the corporate world. One of the primary subjects was the role artificial intelligence plays in the shifting business landscape.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UAW strike update
While two tentative contract agreements have been reached, the UAW remains on strike in support of other UAW units still negotiating with UC officials. As negotiations continue, so do instruction, research and, this week, final exams. The latest FAQs and information are available on the provost's continuity webpage.
2022 Annual Literacy Conference
Thursday, 8:45 a.m. (sponsored by UCI Writing Project)
Discover the Physical Sciences Lecture Series
Thursday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by School of Physical Sciences)
The Canvas Course Design Workshop
Thursday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation)
Managing Holiday Stress
Thursday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)
Elevating Voices of Educators: A workshop discussion series for K12 educators of color
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by School of Education)
Book launch: Romeo and Juliet, Adaptation and the Arts
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
Paralegal Career and Program Information Session
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)
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
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Global protests, local ramifications: Why protests in China, Iran and India resonate here
Los Angeles Times, Dec. 6
Cited: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s professor of modern Chinese history
Experts say weather helped California avoid dangerous wildfires in 2022
KCBS (video), Dec. 5
Cited: Tirtha Banerjee, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
Scientists Propose Mind-Bending Plan to Look for Dark Matter, New Physics Near the Sun
Vice, Dec. 5
Cited: Yu-Dai Tsai, postdoctoral scholar, physics and astronomy
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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 email@example.com or 949-824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services – assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads or to report a case, available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-2300
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.