Nov. 9 - Drama students partner with SCR, rowing team competes in Boston
Maya Lin water table at Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Photo by Ian Parker
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UCI drama students participate in a play’s creation through South Coast Repertory’s NewSCRipts program
As part of South Coast Repertory’s new NewSCRipts in Schools program, an audience of about 80 UCI drama students watched SCR actors perform a live reading of an in-progress play at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall. The collaboration is another manifestation of a deepening relationship between UCI and SCR. Many drama faculty members frequently work with the Tony Award-winning theater company on lighting, design and sound, while multiple students fill stage manager, production intern and other roles. In turn, UCI’s links to the theater company draw in prospective students.
UCI rowing debuts at Head of the Charles Regatta
The UCI men’s and women’s rowing teams sent two crews to compete in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Both teams had successful rows down the winding, 3-mile race course. The men’s 4+ boat came in seventh out of 40 crews, qualifying for next year’s regatta. The women’s 4+ boat represented the UCI women’s crew debut at the regatta.
UCI’s Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center enters new era with latest philanthropic gift
National Institutes of Health experts say that people who are fortunate enough to survive a brush with COVID-19 may go on to suffer poor cardiovascular health in the future because of the infection. As these millions stand to join others with heart disease – the leading killer of men and women worldwide – the need for affordable, accessible, advanced treatments is becoming increasingly urgent. Scientists and engineers in UCI’s Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center have been anticipating this outcome since the early days of the pandemic.
Special report on Climate Change, Part II: Human Impact
California’s climate crisis has caused dramatic alterations in the state’s landscape. As important as the impact of these changes on the natural environment is the suffering experienced by humans. In this section, we check in with UCI researchers who have examined the way wildfire emissions hit the state’s elderly and low-income residents the hardest and who have identified neighborhoods jeopardized by failing flood protection infrastructure, among other work.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
If all of UC were just 100 students
The University of California refreshed its interactive website “If all of UC were just 100 students” with new data from UC’s Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning office that underscores the diversity of the undergraduate student body. Using creative data visualizations, the site reveals UC’s key data on equity, access and financial aid by envisioning UC’s 225,000 freshmen and transfers as 100 students representative of the entire undergraduate student body.
Fall 2022 UC applications close Nov. 30
To get ready for the application, visit the admissions website. There you'll find everything you need to know about applying to UC, including: freshman admissions, transfer admissions, applying as an international student, how to apply for financial aid, campus programs, application tips, guides and worksheets.
COVID-19 vaccines for youth
Now that people aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the California Department of Public Health created this short video providing answers to commonly asked questions regarding vaccinations for youth.
Illustration: Mitch O’Connell
Don’t be that awkward colleague: A guide to office etiquette
As we head back to work, everything from face masks to greetings can be fraught. Or maybe it’s just that the rules and boundaries have changed. Before, it was automatic to reach for someone’s hand when meeting, or to grab a seat next to a co-worker in the conference room. Here’s your guide to deftly, politely, persuasively navigating the thorniest return-to-work moments.
Did COVID change the way we dream?
The pandemic may have changed the way we dream by influencing the content of our nightmares, according to a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research. The researchers found that pandemic-related stress was associated with a higher likelihood of having nightmares revolving around specific themes like separation from loved ones, confinement, war and apocalypse scenarios.
Irvine Barclay Theatre: Ballet Hispánico
Thursday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Your Personality Could Add Years of Healthy Living
Time, Nov. 8
Cited: Susan Charles, psychology professor
‘Re-Fund the Police’? Why It Might Not Reduce Crime.
The New York Times, Nov. 8
Cited: Elliott Currie, professor of criminology, law & society
Va. Senate Democrats ask state Supreme Court to disqualify Republicans’ nominated map drawers
The Washington Post, Nov. 8
Cited: Bernard Grofman, political science Distinguished Professor
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
Five new campus cases
Three employees and two students tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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