March 9 - Artistic research labs; pandemic’s toll on seniors
Anteater Time Machine: 25 years ago this month, Vice President Al Gore took a break from campaigning for Rep. Loretta Sanchez to speak at UCI’s Bren Events Center as part of a town hall on "Restoring Confidence in Government through Professional Management."
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“The Story of Biddy Mason,” written and directed by Professor Annie Loui, featured actors portraying cattle and wheels in UCI’s Experimental Media Performance Lab. Photo by Paul R. Kennedy
UCI’s artistic research labs
Actors simulating cattle, wheels and riders. An exploration of hip-hop dance’s connection to religion. Improv workshops for doctors and business executives. These and other projects are part of an effort to turn UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts into a living, breathing lab of leading-edge work at a university whose reputation for research is traditionally dominated by the hard sciences. “Arts-based research is one of UCI’s most unheralded forms of excellence,” says Jesse Colin Jackson, the school’s inaugural associate dean of research and innovation.
The pandemic’s heavy toll on senior citizens
The coronavirus had major negative effects on older adults, and not just in lives claimed. Dr. Lisa Gibbs, chief of geriatric medicine and gerontology and the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair of Geriatrics at UCI’s School of Medicine, discusses ageism and the mental and physical toll of the COVID-19 era.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Where floppy disks still reign supreme
Until 2019, the U.S. nuclear weapons program ran on 8-inch floppy disks. As of today, there are still quite a few technologies that rely on floppies: Boeing 747 jets, part of San Francisco’s public transit system and — on a slightly less concerning note — the animatronic creatures at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants.
Yvette Janine Jackson Radio Opera Workshop
Saturday, 7:15 p.m. talk and 8 p.m. concert (sponsored by School of the Arts)
Financial Scarring and the Failure of the Freedman’s Savings Bank
Monday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)
UCI Wind Ensemble
Monday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by School of the Arts)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Kickass Women at UC Irvine
Orange Coast, March 9
Cited: Tiffany López, dean, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Had enough of winter weather? Sorry SoCal, atmospheric rivers bringing more rain
KABC, March 8
Cited: Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering
Some Pharmacies Are Now Refusing to Stock Ozempic
Best Life, March 9
Cited: Keri Hurley-Kim, associate clinical professor
UCI ad campaign wins national awards
In this year’s Educational Advertising Awards competition, the largest contest of its kind in America, UCI won gold medals for its Facebook and Instagram content, including the “pride points” ad shown above.
Dawn Bounds is an assistant professor in the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.
Anteater Express buses showcase UCI shining stars
This week, we’re highlighting the last of the UCI shining stars whose images appear on the sides of Anteater Express buses. The promotion features 10 students, faculty, staff and alumni who are dedicated to enhancing lives through teaching, cutting-edge research or public service. Be on the lookout for buses with these stellar Anteaters. #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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