Dec. 8 - Vaccine policy update; panic attack research
Anteater Time Machine: In 1981, students line up to get their grades at the end of the quarter.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UC vaccine policy update – and deadline
By Jan. 6, all UCI employees must comply with UC’s revised vaccine policy, which still requires an initial COVID-19 vaccination but allows for exceptions on booster shots. Up-to-date vaccine records, exception requests and booster declinations must be submitted by Jan. 6 through the Campus Occupational Health Portal.
Associate professor Elizabeth Martin has researched the neurobiology behind panic attacks.
Anatomy of a panic attack
The causes, symptoms and solutions to panic attacks are broken down in an animated New York Times story that relied in part on the expertise of Elizabeth Martin, a UCI associate professor of psychological science who has researched the neurobiology behind panic attacks.
UCI will be the first West Coast member of the U.S. Army’s Automotive Research Center.
Engineering school joins Army’s Automotive Research Center
The Samueli School of Engineering has been selected as an academic research partner in the U.S. Army’s Automotive Research Center, which is developing the next generation of autonomous military and commercial vehicles. UCI is one of 12 universities in the program and the only one on the West Coast. The first UCI project to receive funding from the center aims to develop a new material for protecting critical electronic components in autonomous vehicles.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
World’s oldest tortoise celebrates 190th birthday
Jonathan the tortoise has lived through 40 U.S. presidents, two world wars and one California Gold Rush. Born around 1832, he predates the invention of vulcanized rubber (1839), incandescent light bulbs (1879), skyscrapers (1885), zippers (1893) and more. Now blind and with no sense of smell, he celebrated birthday No. 190 this week by feasting on a salad cake made with tomatoes, bananas and other favorites.
UAW strike update
As UC-UAW contract negotiations continue for employee units that haven’t yet reached tentative agreements, all UAW units remain on strike at UC campuses. During this time, instruction, research and (this week) final exams remain in operation. FAQs and updates are available on the provost's continuity webpage. Systemwide information is available on UC’s strike page.
UCI IN THE NEWS
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Vaccinations, boosters urged as Covid, flu cases climb
KCBS (video), Dec. 5
Cited: Dr. José Mayorga, executive director, UCI Health Family Health Centers
I'm a Dementia Doctor and These are the 5 Most Common Symptoms People Miss
Eat This, Not That!, Dec. 7
Cited: Hayley B Kristinsson, UCI Health neuropsychologist
UCI Nursing Readies for HBCU Students
Precinct Reporter Group, Dec. 8
Cited: Shelley Burke and Dawn Bounds, assistant professors of nursing
At Wednesday’s De-Stress Fest, students Hana Nip (left) and Amy Olide present information on how nutrition and body image affect mental health. Photo by Doug Everhart/UCI
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION & HEALTH RESOURCES
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