March 10 - Commencement events set; meet UCI’s K-9 handler
Anteater Time Machine: With gas prices soaring, this solar-powered car from the early 1990s would come in handy today. It was built by UCI mechanical engineering students.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Commencement events set for Angel Stadium, Bren Center
Commencement will be celebrated in two phases this year. The official, all-student conferral of graduation and turning of tassels will take place June 15 at Angel Stadium in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony expected to last 90 minutes to two hours. Students who register to participate can receive up to four guest tickets. Although no names will be called or stages crossed at the stadium, that will happen at smaller school and college celebrations taking place in the Bren Events Center on May 7 and 21, and June 10, 11, 12 and 13. Students who register for the Bren celebrations can receive up to five guest tickets. More information will appear soon on UCI’s commencement website.
UCI PD’s canine unit.
Staff snapshot: K-9 Officer Jordan Leyland
You’ve met Cliff, UCI’s first canine cop. Now meet his human handler, Officer Jordan Leyland, who discusses everything from his dream dinner guest (former quarterback Tom Brady) to his philosophy of positive policing.
UCI and NASA researchers find rapid glacier melt
An analysis of three glaciers in West Antarctica by researchers at UCI, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Houston and other institutions uncovered faster-than-expected melting.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Mask mandate on planes and public transit extended to April 18
Passengers on airplanes, buses and trains – and people in airports and transit hubs – must continue to mask up until at least April 18, officials announced today.
Why do some people never get COVID?
Researchers are investigating thousands of cases where people surrounded by sick relatives somehow avoid catching COVID-19 or other diseases. Genetic factors are believed to be at work. “If we really can find out what the resistant genes are and what they do, I think we can find new treatments,” one doctor said.
Final performances of “Rebecca Oaxaca Lays Down a Bunt”
Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Drama)
“Justice, justice thou shalt pursue”: Shakespeare and Equity
Monday, 9:30 a.m. (co-sponsored by New Swan Shakespeare Theater)
Chamber Music Concert – Winter 2022
Monday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)
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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Vox, March 10
Cited: Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law
UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art Announces 2021 Acquisitions of Works by Six Artists
Broadway World, March 8
Cited: Kim Kanatani, Langson IMCA museum director
Orange Coast, March 8
Cited: Alana M.W. LeBrón, co-director, Center for Environmental Health Disparities Research
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
Three new campus cases
On Wednesday, UCI recorded three new cases of COVID-19, all students. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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