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Jan. 23 - A Golden Goose; art submissions sought

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New Swan Shakespeare lineup featured a disco-themed version of “The Comedy of Errors.”

Last year’s New Swan Shakespeare lineup featured a disco-themed version of “The Comedy of Errors.” This year, New Swan is adding a magazine to its repertoire and seeking Bard-related art and poetry for the first issue. Scroll down for details.


Tibor Juhasz

UCI’s Tibor Juhasz won a Golden Goose Award for helping to invent a device that has improved the eyesight of millions. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Grabbing a Golden Goose

freak laboratory accident in 1993 set off a chain of events that led to the invention of a laser device that has improved the eyesight of millions. Two decades later, the discovery was saluted with Golden Goose Awards for everyone involved, including Tibor Juhasz, a professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering at UCI. The Golden Goose honors “unusual, odd or obscure” research that eventually produces important benefits to society.

Shakespeare art sought for new UCI magazine

To paint or not to paint? That is the question as UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Center seeks Bard-inspired artwork, poetry, photography and more for its new magazine. Submissions are due by midnight Feb. 8.

UCI debuts hazing prevention website

As part of a campus effort to curb hazing, UCI has created a website with information on defining, preventing and reporting hazing incidents.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers superimposed gigantic cat onto dam

Giant cats take over Army Corps of Engineers calendar

To boost public interest in infrastructure projects, the Portland, Oregon, branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers superimposed gigantic cats onto dams, jetties and other scenes in its free, downloadable 2023 calendar. Below, in the interest of animal equal time, is a winner from 2022’s Dog Photography contest, which draws entries from around the world:

portrait of an avalanche rescue dog

To capture this portrait of an avalanche rescue dog, photographer Dalia Fichman hid in an ice cave and waited for a canine to find her.


Diabetes Overview
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Health)

Advertising and the Rise of Product Varieties
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Economics)

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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.

Mass shooting in Monterey Park shatters the hope and joy of Lunar New Year

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 22
Cited: Judy Wu, professor of history and Asian American studies

Southern California life expectancy shows huge gaps based on race, gender, county

The Orange County Register,  Jan. 22
Cited: Brittany Morey, assistant professor of health, science and behavior

If America's Megadrought Continues, the Impact Will Be Catastrophic

Newsweek, Jan. 20
Cited: David Feldman, professor of urban planning and public policy, and director of Water UCI


#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.


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