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June 9 - Commencement rundown, Hispanic Serving Research Universities Alliance

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Taking a stroll through the Science Library Mesquite Garden. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Taking a stroll through the Science Library Mesquite Garden. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Reminder: Plaza Verde testing site is closing

As the quarter winds down, UCI will scale back some of its COVID-19 testing. June 15 will be the final day of testing at the Plaza Verde site. But the Student Center test site will remain open this summer for appointments and drop-in PCR (nasal swab) testing. (Last day for saliva testing is June 17.) Home antigen test kits will continue to be available for pickup at the Student Center site.

UCI is founding member of Hispanic Serving Research Universities alliance

UCI is a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities, a foundation of 20 of the nation’s top research universities which are partnering to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education. The HSRU Alliance aims to achieve two key goals by 2030: Double the number of enrolled Hispanic doctoral students and increase by 20 percent the Hispanic professoriate in alliance universities.

#UCIGrad Commencement Filter

#UCIGrad Commencement Filter

Show your #UCIGrad Pride with UCI’s new Instagram filter. Available on mobile only, choose from four gorgeous campus backgrounds and practice your cap toss before the big day! Don’t forget to tag @ucirvine in your videos!

Commencement Ceremonies

  • Friday [6/10]:

    • School of Biological Sciences, 8:30 a.m.

    • School of Social Sciences 1, 12:45 p.m.

    • School of Social Sciences 2, 5 p.m.

  • Saturday [6/11]:

    • School of Social Ecology 1, 8:30 a.m.

    • School of Social Ecology 2 and School of Humanities, 12:45 p.m.

    • Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.

  • Sunday [6/12]:

    • Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Education and School of Physical Sciences, 8:30 a.m.

    • Samueli School of Engineering, 12:45 p.m.

    • Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, 5 p.m.

  • Monday [6/13]:

    • Paul Merage School of Business, 9 a.m.

    • Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday [6/15]:

    • University-wide Commencement at Angel Stadium, 3:30 p.m

Alyssa Moore (left) scored on a header from Destinee Manzo in the 14th minute, giving UCI a 1-0 upset victory over No. 2 national-seed UCLA in the first round of the NCAAs. Photo by Matt Brown

Alyssa Moore (left) scored on a header from Destinee Manzo in the 14th minute of a women’s soccer match, giving UCI a 1-0 upset victory over No. 2 national-seed UCLA in the first round of the NCAAs. Photo by Matt Brown

The year of the woman - a Title IX feature

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Title IX this month, UCI Athletics has published a roundup of women’s sports highlights from the past year. The cavalcade of memorable moments includes Alyssa Moore, left, being mobbed by soccer teammates after scoring the winning goal in UCI’s upset victory over undefeated UCLA in last fall’s NCAA tournament.


New options for auto, home and renter’s insurance through UC Partnership Programs

Faculty, staff and retirees across UC now have access to the Farmers Insurance Choice℠ platform, which furnishes multiple quotes from highly-rated insurance carriers. The relationship between University of California Partnership Programs and Farmers Insurance Group® began in 2020, expanding as of June 1, 2022, to all UC campuses.

Orange County's COVID infections, hospitalizations rising again

The test positivity rate "is too high, but everyone knows COVID is happening. It's not a secret," Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UCI associate professor of public health told City News Service. "So it's punching through boosted people. ... Breakthroughs are happening, and it's sort of more of the same." Noymer said he is most concerned about the possibility of a rising tide in the winter. "My real big fear is next winter, also because people are over getting boosted again and again and winter will be another six months away of waned immunity," he said.


Undergraduate Honors Exhibition closing dates
Today through Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (sponsored by Department of Art)

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.


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The Jan 6. committee should be looking ahead to election threats in 2024

The Washington Post, June 8
Cited: Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of law writes

Oil spill: Congressmembers sound alarm over ‘expedited plans’ to restart pipeline that ruptured off Orange County

The Orange County Register, June 8
Cited: Eric Swanson, economics professor

School’s out. Will that help California get ahead of COVID-19?

Los Angeles Times, June 9
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health


Women’s volleyball jumping for joy in victory. Photo courtesy of UCI Athletics

Women’s volleyball jumping for joy in victory. Photo courtesy of UCI Athletics

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51 new campus cases

On Wednesday, UCI recorded 51 new cases of COVID-19: 47 students and 4 employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.

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