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Feb. 9 - Alzheimer’s news; Homecoming 2023

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Anteater Time Machine: In advance of Super Bowl LVII, this 1976 photo of students playing flag football is the closest match we could find in the archives.

Anteater Time Machine: In advance of Super Bowl LVII, this 1976 photo of students playing flag football is the closest match we could find in the archives.


The latest on Alzheimer’s

Two new drugs. Unsettling side effects. Promising treatments in the pipeline. Joshua Grill, director of UCI MIND, tackles these subjects and more in the latest UCI Podcast. A transcript is also available.

Homecoming festival this Saturday

Homecoming festival this Saturday

A Ferris wheel, food trucks, live music and fireworks will welcome Anteater alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, retirees and community friends to UCI’s 2023 Homecoming festival in Aldrich Park this Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s the first post-pandemic Homecoming festival. Then, at 7:30 p.m., UCI’s men’s basketball team takes on UC Riverside in the Bren Events Center.


Peeps dioramas became part of a pop-culture phenomenon surrounding the candies.

Peeps dioramas became part of a pop-culture phenomenon surrounding the candies.

Rest in Peeps, Mr. Born

Bob Born, the Pennsylvania confectioner who brought Peeps marshmallow candies to Easter baskets nationwide — and inadvertently launched a pop-culture phenomenon in which people dismember, microwave and dress them up by the millions  — recently died at age 98. Fun facts: In 1953, Peeps were made mostly by hand, and the process took 27 hours. Born, after earning his engineering degree, spent nine months building a machine that could turn sugar, corn syrup and gelatin into Peeps in six minutes flat. There’s a world record for eating 255 Peeps in five minutes.


US Air Guitar Championships
Saturday, 10 p.m. (Claire Trevor Theatre)

Love Data Week
Monday, 9 a.m. (co-sponsored by UCI Libraries)

Digital Tools for Student Engagement: Innovative Content Creation & Delivery
Monday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation)

Blackscapes: Urban Precarity Poetics of Fugitivity in Suspended Times
Monday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Anthropology)

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.


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.

Black Americans have deep ties to the Pacific — but they’ve been erased

The Washington Post, Feb. 8
Cited: Caroline Collins, UC president’s postdoctoral fellow, Department of History

Pneumonia Remains a Leading Cause of Death, and Here are the Signs

Eat This, Not That, Feb. 9
Cited: Dr. Huawei Dong, assistant clinical professor of medicine

Experts explain how to deal with trauma after swatting scares

WLNS 6 News (video), Feb. 7
Cited: Jessica Borelli, professor of psychological science


A look back at Homecoming 2020. Photo by Bradtna Lou

A look back at Homecoming 2020. Photo by Bradtna Lou

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