March 15 - Women’s basketball heads to first round, Experian credit monitoring extended
A beautiful day for a walk through Aldrich Park. Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Women’s basketball takes on UCLA in WNIT first round
The women's basketball team will head to Los Angeles for a Women's National Invitation Tournament first-round game at UCLA on Friday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. The Anteaters earned The Big West's automatic qualifier into the 2022 Postseason WNIT, while the Bruins received an at-large bid as the seventh-place team in the Pac-12. The winner of Friday's matchup will face either Air Force or the University of San Francisco in the second round, March 19-22. This is UCI's third postseason berth, but its first to the WNIT. The 'Eaters previously made it to the NCAA tournament in 1995 and the Women's Basketball Invitational in 2018.
Photo by Isabel Decolongon/UCI
Newport Beach regatta hosted by UCI faced high winds, rough swells
On March 5, UCI rowing hosted and competed in the California Challenge Cup at Marina Park in Newport Beach. Schools from across the state competed, with about 250 athletes and spectators, on a brisk, windy morning. In the duel-style sprint race, each school entered two boats that went head to head in three different qualifying rounds. This is where the race diverged from past years, when the qualifying scores were totaled and the fastest boats competed for one of six final cups for men and one for women. This year, however, 20 mph winds that picked up throughout the morning of racing led to the final cups being canceled for safety.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Experian credit monitoring extended
For members of the UC community affected by the 2021 Accellion data breach, UC is extending the free year of Experian credit monitoring and identity theft protection by two years. Experian will notify individuals of their extension on March 17, and there is also a UCnet article.
UC statement on passage of legislation protecting enrollment spots for prospective UC Berkeley students
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued a statement after the California Legislature passed SB 118 and AB 168.
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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COVID-19 Will Likely Become a Seasonal Disease, CDC Director Says
Healthline, March 11
Cited: Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention
A No-Fly Zone in Ukraine? The Perils of Escalation Should Convince Us Otherwise
Ethics & International Affairs, March 9
Cited: Daniel Brunstetter, political science associate professor
An ancient demon spirit may be loose in Japan
The Week via Yahoo News, March 8
Cited: School of Humanities
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Six new campus cases
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