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July 12 - VPN changes, faster COVID tests

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Langson Library viewed from the Laurel Wilkening Rose Garden.

Langson Library viewed from the Laurel Wilkening Rose Garden. Photo by Ian Parker


VPN access method changes today

Starting at 5 p.m., Duo multi-factor authentication will be required to log onto UCI’s virtual private network from off-campus. Details can be found on UCI’s OIT website.

West Peltason road closure

Today through Friday, West Peltason Road will be closed from Academy Way to the Medical Science Service Road for emergency repairs to an underground high temperature water line. Please use East Peltason Road to Campus Drive as a detour to access the west side of campus.


UCI team develops faster COVID-19 test

Instead of the common wait time of 24 hours or more, a coronavirus test developed by John Chaput – professor of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, and molecular biology and biochemistry – and Ph.D. student Kefan Yang delivers results in 60 minutes.

Fill ’er up – with electricity

During a Friday visit to campus, U.S. labor secretary Marty Walsh was shown an array of UCI sustainable transportation assets, including electric vehicle charging stations, a fully electric passenger bus, a pickup truck equipped with a mobile charging system, and a collection of electric vehicles.


UC issues report on Latino students

The University of California’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Initiative recently released a report on systemwide efforts to strengthen Latino enrollment and academic success.

Why vaccine studies disagree on variant protection

As the delta variant sweeps the world, researchers are tracking how well vaccines protect against it — and getting different answers. The New York Times explains why the results vary

Cost of California’s pandemic fight: $12.3 billion

The estimated tab through 2022 surpasses the gross domestic product of 50 nations and exceeds the value of the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants combined.


Protecting and Optimizing Skin and Hair Health,
Wednesday, 1 p.m.

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What Next for Haiti?

The Nation, July 12

Cited: Amy Wilentz, professor of English

Health Professionals on the Mental Toll of Returning to Shows Mid-Pandemic

MSN (Billboard), July 9

Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health

Your child's first smartphone: What you should consider before buying

USA Today, July 12

Cited: Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science


A food delivery Zot-bot rolls across campus.

A food delivery Zot-bot rolls across campus. Photo by Steve Zylius

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One new campus case

An on-campus employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.