Aug. 30, 2023
UCI Digest
Crews clean up along Ring Road after the storm.
Crews clean up along Ring Road after the storm. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


Program trains researchers to study dangerous pathogens

Class members in the UCI National BSL-3 Training Program learn proper procedures in the center’s own fully-functional BLS-3 lab.

Much of today’s research on coronaviruses and other harmful pathogens takes place in specialized, high-containment facilities known as biosafety level 3 laboratories. Many who work in and manage these labs turn to the UCI National Biosafety Level 3 Training Program, which in 2016 was designated as an NIH National Training Center and has now trained more than 3,000 people.

UCI helps high school students explore careers

Orange County high school students making energy bites.
One hundred fifty Orange County high school students boarded buses at 7 a.m. to spend Aug. 3 at UCI’s Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences exploring a range of roles, programs, degrees and careers in healthcare. Hosted by faculty and staff, the Choosing a Major Conference drew sophomores, juniors and seniors from underserved schools.


Instagram post counting down move-in weekend

@UCIrvine posted on Instagram: Countdown mode: ON! One month until move-in weekend! New friends and unforgettable memories await in your new home. See you soon, Anteaters! #ZotZotZot!

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Verywell Health logo

Should You Wait to Get the New COVID-19 Booster?

Verywell Health, Aug. 29
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of Program in Public Health

The Washington Post logo

Martha Stewart put an iceberg in her drink. Experts say it’s no big deal.

The Washington Post, Aug. 30
Cited: Eric Rignot, professor of Earth system science

Scientific American logo

If AI Becomes Conscious, Here’s How We Can Tell

Scientific American – Nature, Aug. 30
Cited: Megan Peters, associate professor of cognitive science

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