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July 22 - Vaccine exemption process, future tuition policy OKd

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Anteater Time Machine: Aldrich Park, the Library and Commons in June 1967.


How to request an employee vaccine exemption

To apply for a medical exemption, pregnancy deferral or religious or disability exception from the University of California’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees, visit UCI’s Future of Work COVID policy page. The site offers instructions, forms, FAQs and other information.


Deletion of old Zoom recordings put on pause

UCI’s current retention time for Zoom Cloud recordings is 365 days, after which files are automatically deleted. But in response to the unprecedented use of Zoom, OIT is pausing such deletions until Sept. 10, allowing additional time to review old recordings and either download them to keep or delete if not needed. More details about managing recordings can be found on the OIT Zoom Support site.

Scientists devise X-ray-like camera to find product defects

The new technology, which can retrieve 3D images and display chemical content down to the micrometer, promises to help companies inspect things like the insides of computer chips and space shuttle heat shields. Researchers say the tool could accelerate the production time of such goods more than a hundredfold.


UC regents OK cohort-based tuition program for 2022

The 4.2% increase ($534) will apply only to incoming undergraduates next year and stay flat for up to six years for that cohort. Successive undergraduate classes would get a similar deal — an incoming increase tied to inflation that stays frozen for six years.

Trump-appointed judge upholds university’s vaccine mandate

A federal judge ruled that Indiana University, a public research school, could require students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

What to know about COVID ‘breakthrough’ cases

Experts say it’s rare for vaccinated people to get infected and even if they do, the symptoms are most likely to be mild or nonexistent, and the odds of transmitting the virus to others are small. Vaccines also reduce the chance of getting “long-haul COVID.”

How nations are learning to ‘let it go’ and live with COVID

More officials worldwide are encouraging people to return to normal daily activities. But some scientists say it’s too soon to design exit strategies for the pandemic.

More GOP leaders urge vaccinations as delta surges

The list includes Fox News host Sean Hannity, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, No. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise and former White House physician Ronny Jackson, now a Texas congressman.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

Shameless shoplifters: Retail thefts getting bolder in California and beyond

USA Today via Yahoo News, July 21
Cited: Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society

UCI: Decline in carbon-eating vegetation will make it even harder for California to combat climate change

Daily Pilot, July 13
Cited: doctoral student Shane Coffield and Chancellor’s professor James Randerson

Orange County COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations continue to climb

City News Service via Spectrum News 1, July 21
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention


Peter with Tikis

Photo submitted by Rene Gauthier-Butterfield. Send your snapshots of Peter the Anteater in fun locales to marketing@uci.edu.

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One new campus case

A student resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

Remember to upload your vaccine record

Vaccination is a critical step toward our campus's fall return. Help our community, by uploading your vaccine record.

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