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Oct. 21 - Clintons tweet about UCI Health; a ‘reionization’ tale

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An aerial view of the campus in October 1966

Anteater Time Machine: An aerial view of the campus in October 1966. A couple of things have changed since then.


Bill Clinton thank you video

Bill and Chelsea Clinton tweet about UCI Health

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, took to Twitter on Wednesday to heap praise on UCI Health and the “the absolutely wonderful care” he received at UCI Medical Center.

Another huge thank you to the doctors, nurses and hospital staff at @UCIrvineHealth who took such excellent care of my dad last week. Grateful to have him healthy and at home.

Day 4 of ‘UCI Week’ on NPR’s ‘Academic Minute’

The cavalcade of UCI experts appearing on National Public Radio's “Academic Minute” series continues today with Joel Milam, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, who studies cancer treatments and young adult cancer survivorship.

‘The Reionization of Katy Rodriguez Wimberly’

Astrophysicist Katy Rodriguez Wimberly, a Ph.D. student who grew up near the mall where scenes from “Back to the Future” were filmed, has a galaxy of charming and offbeat stories about her journey to studying the oldest stars in the universe. The saga involves a houseboat in Utah, an episode of “Star Trek: Voyager,” a fateful encounter in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland and 12 years as a saxophone player in the U.S. Army Reserve band. If there were a title to sum it all up, it would be “The Reionization of Katy Rodrigues Wimberly.”

Student excellence center ribbon cutting

Scissors vs. ribbon at Wednesday’s grand opening of UCI’s new Student Excellence Center. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Student Excellence Center officially opens

A Wednesday ribbon-cutting ceremony officially christened UCI’s new Student Excellence Center on the fifth floor of the Science Library. The center houses the Campuswide Honors Collegium, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Scholarship Opportunities Program.

ICYMI: Reyes-Tuccio on Hispanic Heritage Month

At a video forum on Hispanic Heritage Month, Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, assistant vice chancellor for educational partnerships, shares her personal story, starting at the 14:25 mark.


FDA OKs mixing vaccines and allows Moderna/J&J boosters

U.S. regulators have approved COVID-19 boosters for Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.


How to Decorate Halloween Royal Icing Cookies
Saturday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Staff Assembly)

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The Amazon’s Little Tipping Points

Reuters, Oct. 21
Cited: Paulo Brando, assistant professor of Earth system science

UCI center will dig into environmental justice issues in Orange County’s vulnerable communities

Daily Pilot, Oct. 20
Cited: Public health professors Jun Wu and Alana LeBrón

The Damaging Myth of the Natural Teacher

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 20
Cited: Diane O’Dowd, vice provost for academic personnel


No new campus cases

No employees or students tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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