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March 1 - Fighting family violence; AI & childhood learning

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The latest rainstorm brings out the umbrellas on campus. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

The latest rainstorm brings out the umbrellas on campus. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Jane Stoever is a clinical professor of law and the director of UCI’s Domestic Violence Clinic.

UCI’s Initiative to End Family Violence extends from O.C. to nation’s capital

Jane Stoever joined UCI in 2013 with a singular purpose: to expand the university’s commitment and ability to fight family and domestic violence, perhaps society’s most pernicious health, legal, economic and intergenerational problem. That effort has now led to the milestone UCI Initiative to End Family Violence. The project has its origins in the university’s Domestic Violence Clinic, which offered law students the opportunity to engage in legal representation and advocacy, and now includes advocacy work in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Stoever recently discussed the clinic’s important work in an interview with UCI News.

UCI Podcast: Insights into college admissions

In this episode of the UCI Podcast, Dale Leaman, UCI’s executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the past four years, discusses the complex world of the college application process, with a special emphasis on undergraduate applications.

UCI professor finds beneficial use for AI in childhood learning

Mark Warschauer, professor of education, and his team at the Digital Learning Lab have partnered with PBS Kids to create interactive, educational programming in which children engage in direct dialogue with their favorite characters through artificial intelligence. In this School of Education video, Warschauer discusses how dialogue–even with an AI-engineered character–can help children learn.


March rain not necessarily good news for drought

Last week, a frigid storm transformed portions of the state into a white landscape, with toppling trees, prompting power outages, spurring water rescues leaving some residents trapped by heavy snow. Forecasts are now calling for more rain and snow in March — including the potential for at least one more atmospheric river system — but according to today’s Los Angeles Times, that’s not necessarily a good thing. The reason: warmer rains in March would likely melt the state’s snowpack too quickly to replenish California’s system of reservoirs and groundwater supply. The good news: so far the forecast looks like temps will remain lower than usual.


Angela Cheng: Piano Master Class
Friday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

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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.

Biden Loan Forgiveness Has Narrow Path to Victory Via Standing

Bloomberg Law, March 1 
Cited: Dalié Jiménez, professor of law and director of the Student Loan Law Initiative

Body-worn Sensors with Microfluidic Chips Offer Future-Focused Diagnostic Tools

SPIE, Feb. 24
Cited: Michelle Khine, professor of biomedical engineering at the Samueli School of Engineering

CDC Says Flu Shot Was Effective for Many Adults and Most Kids: What to Know

Healthline, Feb. 28
Cited:  Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health


Jaylen Davis ’22 is a School of Social Ecology alumnus and former Anteater Express bus driver.

Jaylen Davis ’22 is a School of Social Ecology alumnus and former Anteater Express bus driver. Photo by Max Vidal/UCI

Anteater Express features UCI shining stars

Appearing on the sides of Anteater Express buses are images of this year’s group of UCI’s shining stars. These 10 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni (some of whom are featured in the UCI Digest this week) are dedicated to enhancing lives in our community through teaching, cutting-edge research or public service. Be on the lookout for buses with our stellar Anteaters around campus. #UCIPride

#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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