July 12 - VPN changes, faster COVID tests
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 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
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 NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
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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UCI IN THE NEWS
The Nation, July 12
Cited: Amy Wilentz, professor of English
MSN (Billboard), July 9
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health
USA Today, July 12
Cited: Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science
A food delivery Zot-bot rolls across campus. Photo by Steve Zylius
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
One new campus case
An on-campus employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.