Feb. 4 - Which mask is best, Black History Month perspectives
Lift off: a bird takes off near the School of Social Sciences trailers. Photo by Matthew Feng
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
In the latest UCI COVID Minute, Dr. Susan Huang, professor of infectious diseases and medical director of epidemiology & infection prevention, answers this question: What is the most-protective mask I can wear?
A research project led Christopher Harris to honor Doris K. and Susan G.
Remembering Doris K. and Susan G. during Black History Month
This month, the School of Social Sciences presents “Perspectives on Black History Month” from a student and two faculty members. Up first is Christopher Harris, global and international studies assistant professor, who shares why he is thinking about Doris K. and Susan G. this Black History Month.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
COVID falling in 49 of 50 states as deaths near 900,000
With the brutal omicron wave rapidly loosening its grip, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are falling in 49 of 50 states, even as the nation's death toll closes in on another bleak round number: 900,000.
In a big surprise, the job market surged in January even as omicron cases spiked
The U.S. job market came through January in much better shape than expected despite a winter wave of coronavirus infections. Employers added 467,000 jobs last month, according to a new tally from the Labor Department, far outpacing even the most optimistic forecasts.
Monday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Graduate Division)
Chef Resource Hour
Monday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by FRESH Basic Needs Hub)
A Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn
Tuesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Social Sciences Academic Resource Center)
Life in the U.S.: International Game Night
Tuesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by International Center)
Choosing Courses in Cognitive Science
Tuesday, 7 p.m. (sponsored by Cognitive Science Association)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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5 Ways Omicron Is Changing the Way We Socialize
AARP, Feb. 3
Cited: Roxane Cohen Silver, vice provost, academic planning and institutional research and Distinguished Professor of psychological science, medicine and public health
Study: Villages make Irvine America’s safest city
Irvine Standard, Feb. 2
Cited: John Hipp and Charis Kubrin, professors of criminology, law and society and co-directors of Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime
Creating playful learning spaces in cities: The important role of stakeholder buy-in
Brookings Institution, Feb. 3
Cited: Andres Bustamante, assistant professor of human development in context
Hi Anteaters! How are you? I drew this flower – the first flower in the spring – to remind you of this new start :) It’s been uncertain and new for all of us, first time going back to campus, or simple as your first year here, it’s just a new start here! Don’t let the burdens of past bother you.
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