May 16 - Gillman and Zelenskyy engage in AAU event; UCI Giving Day
Made in the shade: As the weather heats up, Anteaters appreciate natural cover throughout the campus. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Clockwise from top left, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, event moderator and Association of American Universities President Barbara Snyder and Chancellor Howard Gillman. Photo by Sheri Ledbetter/UCI
Chancellor Gillman and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy engage during live event
This morning, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Association of American Universities, a consortium of America’s leading research universities. The one-hour, live-streamed event featured Zelenskyy sharing remarks for the first 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A in which Chancellor Howard Gillman engaged with Zelenskyy on two different occasions.
UCI is highest rated California university on Money's 2022 ‘Best Colleges’ list
Money magazine’s annual ranking, released today, posits UCI at No. 9 in the country. “We are delighted that UCI has once again been recognized as one of the premier universities in the nation,” said Chancellor Howard Gillman. “This ranking reflects our deep commitment to providing student opportunity and validates our intentional agenda to promote the American dream by being an engine of upward mobility through higher education.”
UCI Giving Day is Wednesday
On UCI Giving Day May 18, you can be a force for good by furthering unparalleled learning opportunities, world-changing research and more. This is a time when we rally together and make a collective impact. Every gift, no matter the size, is a step toward a brilliant future.
Sunday’s New York Times crossword puzzle includes a familiar clue and answer for 41 down.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UC statement on governor’s 2022-23 revised budget proposal
University of California President Michael V. Drake issued a statement Friday thanking Gov. Gavin Newsom for a revised 2022-23 budget proposal that includes $200.5 million more in base funding than was reflected in the 2021-22 budget — if goals are reached in improving graduation rates, growing enrollment, making college more affordable and preparing more students for high-demand careers. Newsom and the Legislature now have a month to negotiate the final version of the budget to meet a June 15 constitutional deadline, according to EdSource.
UC statement on Cradle-to-Career System launch
“At the University of California, we are proud to partner on the Cradle-to-Career System,” reads a statement from UC President Michael V. Drake. “This wide-ranging data system will deliver critical information on education, financial aid, and workforce outcomes to prepare students to reach their college and career goals.”
Will mask mandates return to California?
Coronavirus cases continuing to rise in some parts of the state begs this big question from the Los Angeles Times: When will local governments decide a wave is big enough to intervene with new rules?
UCI Giving Day
Wednesday, all day (sponsored by UCI)
Cup of SOAR
Wednesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)
Zot n Clothes pop-up thrift store
Wednesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by ASUCI Sustainability Project Commission)
Wednesday Wellness Walk: San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. (sponsored by Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion)
Puppies & Pathfinders
Wednesday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by Student Outreach and Retention)
Redrawing the Mediterranean: Dora Gad's yam tikhoniut talk by Chelsea Haines
Wednesday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies)
2022 Labor Challenges Summit and Reception
Wednesday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by Paul Merage School of Business)
Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Curriculum
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion)
Hacking Student Success #MentalHealth Innovation Challenge
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by ANTrepreneur Center)
“The Revolution Generation” film screening
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. (sponsored by Sustainability Research Center)
"COVID in Custody"
Wednesday, 7 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative and Claire Trevor School of the Arts)
UCI Jazz Orchestra - Spring 2022
Wednesday, 8 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Music)
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
The New York Times, May 13
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health
U.S. News & World Report, May 13
Cited: Hayley Kristinsson, UCI Health neuropsychologist
The Orange County Register, May 14
Cited: Tirtha Banerjee, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering
#IamUCI: Q&A with Class of 2022 graduate Erin Araneta
Although Erin Araneta was born in Anaheim, she has an immigrant’s outlook on education and life in America as her family moved to the Philippines when she was age 1, and she didn’t come back to California until she was 15. At UCI, Araneta founded Theory of Joy, a nonprofit that aims to fight poverty and broaden access to science, technology, engineering and math education for underrepresented communities, and chaired the Younger Chemists Committee of the Orange County American Chemical Society, for which she exposed disadvantaged children the wonders of science – all while working on cutting-edge carbon sequestration and sustainable chemistry projects as a researcher in the lab headed by Jenny Yang, Chancellor’s Professor of chemistry.
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
88 new campus cases
From Friday through Sunday, UCI recorded nearly 90 new cases of COVID-19: 79 students and nine employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
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