Oct. 21 - Clintons tweet about UCI Health; a ‘reionization’ tale
Anteater Time Machine: An aerial view of the campus in October 1966. A couple of things have changed since then.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
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.
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.”
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.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
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
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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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
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
No new campus cases
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