UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.

April 12 - Guggenheim Fellow named, student government elections

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Can you identify this structure on campus? Check #UCIConnected below for the correct answer. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Can you identify this structure on campus? Check #UCIConnected below for the correct answer. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Dennin Insights Episode 27

Is the classroom a team?

In this week’s #DenninInsights, Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning Michael Dennin discusses the collective nature of coaching a sports team or directing an arts performance and considers how to bring this competitive, collective experience to the classroom.

Art professor named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Bruce Yonemoto, a video and digital media installation artist, educator, writer, curator and professor of art has been awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship. He joins 179 American and Canadian scientists, scholars, writers and artists in 51 fields receiving the prestigious grants.

UCI Podcast: Oceans Melting Greenland mission ends

The six-year, NASA-funded Oceans Melting Greenland mission concluded at the end of 2021. OMG Deputy Principal Investigator Eric Rignot, professor of Earth system science, provided guidance to teams as they used aircraft, small boats and an array of instruments to study the impact of warming ocean water on Greenland’s land ice. In this episode of the UCI Podcast, Rignot talks about the key findings of the project and how it will help scientists make better projections about the future of polar ice under a changing climate.

Student government elections

Student government elections take place this week through Friday. Students can vote on both elected student government positions and student fee referendums at the ASUCI/AGS elections website.

UCI Community Safety Survey

Extended through April 29, this anonymous 15-minute survey offers campus constituents an opportunity to voice feedback on policy decisions specific to UCI. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to weigh in.


Seven ways COVID science has evolved since 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the scientific understanding of its transmission and prevention has evolved. This video by The Wall Street Journal explains which strategies worked to stem the spread of the virus and which are outdated.

Poll: Most Americans say COVID is no longer a crisis

Fewer than one in 10 Americans now describes COVID-19 as a crisis — with about three in four calling it a manageable problem and one in six saying it's no problem at all — according to the latest Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.


Pause, Rest, Be
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Wellness, Health and Counseling Services)

Mental health in a time of pandemic: Tastes Like War
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by School of Humanities)

Music Lecture Series: Bernard Gordillo
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Music)

Revisiting the Tet Offensive
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by School of Humanities)

Dance Escape 2022
Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Dance)

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.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

Feeling forgetful? How stress may impact memory

Today (video), April 12
Cited: Sara Mednick, professor of cognitive science

Wit, Grit, and Grace: The Remarkable Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Nation, April 11
Cited: Michele Goodwin, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law

Angry Drivers, Lots of Guns: An Explosion in Road Rage Shootings

The New York Times, April 12
Cited: Charis E. Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society


The building in the top photo in today’s Digest is the Beall Center for Art + Technology.

#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.


12 new campus cases

On Monday, UCI recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19, all of them students. 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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