Feb. 25 - Campus support resources, ICWT celebrates 20 years
Suite dreams: Thursday’s grand opening of the Rooted in Student Empowerment (RISE) Suite in the Student Center included a photo booth. Voguing here are (from left): Mariah Rosario, fourth year art major; Michelle Thai, third year psychology major; Adrienne Santiago, fourth year social ecology major; and Gigi Liu, fourth year business economics major. Photo by Steve Zylius / UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Support for those affected by events in Ukraine
Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Let us all hope for the safety and welfare of those in harm’s way. We stand in support of members of our community with friends and family there or feel a connection to the imperiled nation. We encourage anyone impacted by this crisis to take advantage of the resources available. Support is available at:
Campus Assistance Program for undergraduates and graduate students
Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff
ICWT marks 20th anniversary
Over the past two decades, UCI’s International Center for Writing and Translation has brought Nobel Laureates to speak on campus, launched a podcast showcasing literary works in their original languages and honored translation with performances of Shakespeare’s sonnets in Maori. A hybrid event will be held on Thursday, March 3, to celebrate the center’s past and future.
Taking the initiative on mind-body wellness
The UCI Wellbeing Initiative, which was developed at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute shortly after the pandemic struck, has provided support services to nearly 7,000 faculty and staff members so far. Focusing on acupressure, nutrition, mindfulness and meditation, massage, yoga, stress management and good sleep strategies, the initiative has been so successful that it’s been expanded to all 10 UC campuses.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Friday fun fact
Adding Californians: In the past five years, UC has added more than 10,000 California residents.
No need to worry about ‘stealth omicron’ yet
Mighty omicron has morphed into distinct subvariants — including “stealth omicron,” which might be even more infectious. But before you erupt in a primal scream, take a deep breath: Experts say there’s no need to worry just yet.
As mask mandates fade, experts say use of masks likely will not
As early as today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to loosen its guidelines for when and where Americans should wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, allowing most people to go without them in public indoor spaces. Is it a signal that we’re effectively done with masks? Probably not, experts say.
UC Tech Assembly: Black Leaders Panel
Monday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by UC IT)
Cup of SOAR
Tuesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)
Opening of “Literally Displaced: Writing the Southeast Asian Diaspora” digital exhibition
Tuesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
Virtual Painting Night
Tuesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Associated Students UCI)
Seeking Asylum: Then and Now with Rory Kennedy and Scott Miller
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Libraries)
Free ACT/SAT Test Strategy Workshop
Tuesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)
Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.
UCI IN THE NEWS
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Daily Pilot, Feb. 24
Cited: Hector Cervantes, associate specialist, Underground Scholars
The 19th, Feb. 25
Cited: Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of law
Vogue, Feb. 24
Cited: Sabrina Strings, Chancellor's Fellow and associate professor of sociology
Happy #FlashbackFriday! Wearing a UCI visor, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, addresses thousands at UCI Bren Event Center in May 2011. His message stresses compassion and global leadership. (Photo credit: Orange County Register) #UCIBioSci #UCI
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
15 new campus cases
On Thursday, UCI recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19: 12 students and three employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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Potential workplace exposure
UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.
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UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
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