May 16, 2023
UCI Digest
A spring scene along the UCI Ecological Preserve. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)
A spring scene along the UCI Ecological Preserve. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
UCI Libraries has assembled resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Home of the broad and interdisciplinary Southeast Asian Archive, the libraries host an expansive collection of documents, oral histories, images, movies, digital collections and archived exhibits, as well as books that can be accessed year-round, that emphasize AAPI diversity, resilience and histories.

UCI Foundation welcomes new chair, Gary Singer ’74

Gary Singer ’74, UCI Foundation new chair
Gary Singer ’74, a retired partner at O’Melveny & Myers and chair of the Ronald M. Simon Family Foundation, has been elected as the new chair of the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees, effective June 1. This is the first time an alumnus will chair the board.


UC’s carbon neutrality pledge

UC's carbon neutrality pledge
Through its Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC is committed to emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025, something no other major university system has done. The initiative builds on UC's pioneering work on climate research and furthers its leadership on sustainable business practices.


TEDx UC Irvine - Debunked

TEDxUCIrvine - Debunked
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by TEDxUCIrvine)

UC Global Accessibility Awareness
Thursday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by UCI Accessibility)

Smart Cycling Certification
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Transportation)

”The First Rainbow Coalition” screening
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center)

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Get moving in one of UCI’s ‘meaningful miles’

Get moving in one of UCI’s ‘meaningful miles’
Invite along some colleagues and make your walking meetings or breaks more meaningful by exploring these 1-mile loops around UCI. The purpose behind Meaningful Mile is to encourage UCI community members to move more throughout the day while learning about the campus. Walking is one of the best, easiest and cheapest activities to reduce health risk factors and stress. Our campus is full of scenic walks bursting with history. The Meaningful Mile Loops are a great way to refresh and relax in the midst of demanding schedules.
#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.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
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Squid Camouflage Inspires Human Invisibility: Is it Possible?

Discover, May 15
Cited: Alon Gorodetsky, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering

American Heart Association logo

It's 'critical' to fix racial inequities in stroke care, new report says

American Heart Association, May 15
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of Program in Public Health

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1 in 3 Americans Exposed to Excessive Noise Levels. How to Protect Your Hearing

Healthline, May 13
Cited: Dr. Hamid R. Djalilian, professor of otolaryngology


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UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.

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Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services – assistance with COVID questions including vaccines and vaccine uploads or to report a case, available at or 949-824-2300

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