Feb. 24 - Modern nursing’s Black roots; UCI breaks applications record
Anteater Time Machine: A true-blue UCI basketball fan, circa 1988-89.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
UCI breaks record for fall applications
In addition to topping last year’s record for freshman and transfer applications, UCI was again – for the fourth straight year – the top UC choice for in-state, first-generation students. And for the second year in a row, it was No. 2 in the UC system for in-state applications from both underrepresented minorities and low-income families. Since 2015, overall applications to UCI have increased by nearly 60%. Meanwhile, the UC system as a whole also set a new record for applications in 2022.
Tracing nursing’s Black roots
Mark Lazenby, dean of UCI’s School of Nursing, says Jamaica’s Mary Seacole deserves to share credit with Florence Nightingale as a founder of the modern profession of nursing.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
If boosted, you probably won’t need another for a long time
A flurry of new studies indicates the immune systems of vaccinated people can mount a sustained, potent response to any coronavirus variant. The diverse repertoire of antibodies produced should be able to protect people from new variants, even those that differ significantly from the original version of the virus, The New York Times reports.
CDC isn’t publishing large portions of COVID data
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected data on hospitalizations and broken it down by age, race and vaccination status. But it has not made most of the information public, even though the data could help state and local health officials better target their efforts to bring the virus under control, according to The New York Times.
Understanding the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
Friday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)
Lorna Graffiti, piano
Saturday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Music)
The Healing Power of Dance
Monday, 5:30 p.m. (sponsored by School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Claire Trevor School of the Arts)
Guideline on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Monday, 7 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Health and Newport Beach Public Library Foundation)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Will Student Loans Be Forgiven In 2022? Experts Say No
Forbes, Feb. 24
Cited: Jeanne Scheper, associate professor & chair of gender and sexuality studies
Could improved ballot tracking increase confidence in OC’s elections?
The Orange County Register, Feb. 24
Cited: Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law
UCI Doctor Prescribes Continued Precautions for COVID-19
City News Service via KFI, Feb. 19
Cited: Dr. Jose Mayorga, executive director, UCI Family Health Centers
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
Eight new campus cases
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