April 25 - “COVID in Custody”; dishes that will knock you out
Michigan bound: The Anteaters women’s water polo team beat No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii 11-8 to win the Big West Championship on Saturday at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex in Honolulu. The team’s eighth Big West title automatically sends them to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the seventh NCAA Tournament bid in program history. See the UCI Athletics coverage. Photo from Twitter/@UCIwwp. Video of the celebration is in #UCIConnected below.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
“What the professors did was incredible. It’s nice to be able to recognize people who are making a difference,” says Jane Page, who co-wrote and co-directed “COVID in Custody.” Photo by Steve Zylius / UCI
Play explores UCI’s PrisonPandemic project
The disembodied voices of people in prison – scared, pleading, angry, upset – will haunt a UCI play about the coronavirus in California’s crowded penitentiaries. Set to open Friday in Little Theatre, “COVID in Custody” chronicles the real-life efforts of three UCI professors and a cadre of students to document how the pandemic has played out behind bars.
Eating for a better night’s sleep
Did you know that your diet can help you achieve more restful sleep? Foods such as kale, broccoli, chicken, nuts and whole grains are rich in tryptophan, magnesium, calcium and other nutrients that are essential to help your body regulate sleep, according to Kelly M. Rubenstein of the UCI Health Weight Management Program. With this in mind, Chef Jessica Van Roo, assistant director of Culinary Recreation & Experiential Programs, created recipes that will knock you out.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
COVID vaccine prevented nearly 20,000 California deaths: study
The shots are estimated to have prevented more than 1.5 million COVID-19 cases, 72,000 hospitalizations and nearly 20,000 deaths in the state during the first 10 months of vaccination, through Oct. 16, 2021. The findings, which are based on California Department of Public Health data, suggest that the state’s large public health benefit from vaccinations can be generalized across the country.
Wednesday (sponsored by UCI CARE)
Cup of SOAR
Wednesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)
Wednesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by ConnexUC)
Black Brazilian Cinema: Shorts and New Directions
Wednesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative)
The FortySomething Fanboy author Sam Choi (’91)
Wednesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Humanities Center)
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Drama)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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The New York Times, April 23
Cited: Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science
The Orange County Register, April 22
Cited: Joana Tavares and Melissa Brock, Ph.D. students
The Wall Street Journal, April 23
Cited: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of history
UC IRVINE ANTEATERS ARE BIG WEST CHAMPIONS!!! #ZOTZOTZOT. From Twitter/@UCIwwp
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
21 new campus cases
From Friday through Sunday, UCI recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19: 18 students and three employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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