June 13 - Commencement check-in rules; environmental literacy gift
Ready to par-tay: Balloons on Ring Road near the Student Center. Photo by Ian Parker
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Angel Stadium of Anaheim check-in rules for commencement ceremony
Because UCI and Angel Stadium want Wednesday’s commencement ceremony to go off safely and without a hitch, the following check-in rules have been established:
Plan extra time to walk through the metal detector screening and bag check
Please do not bring unnecessary items. Wallets, cell phones and medically necessary items are permitted
All bags will be checked. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed
Purses or bags that are 12 x 12 inches or smaller with a single zipper closure/flap are allowed
So are clear bags (plastic or vinyl) with no obscured interior pockets and are no larger than 12.75 x 6.5 x 12.75 inches
Students must bring a valid photo ID
Be prepared to show the QR code from your registration dashboard for check-in
Please apply sunscreen and stay hydrated
See these FAQs for more information.
Philanthropist pledges $3 million for School of Education environmental literacy project
A $3 million gift from longtime UCI supporter Stacey Nicholas will advance the School of Education’s ambitious projects for improving environmental and climate change literacy in California’s classrooms. A new $2 million fund for the Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair in Environmental Education will support the teaching, research and service activities of the chair holder. The other $1 million from the gift will provide startup funding and operations support to establish a bipartisan advisory board and organize an annual summit on environmental education.
Informatics professors Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire joined the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences in 2017. They relaunched the Games+Learning+Society Center last September, and three months later, announced that UCI would host GLS 2022. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
Building a community that’s got game
The Games+Learning+Society Conference (GLS 2022) is being presented at UCI for the first time Wednesday through Friday, but it is not a brand-new event. Constance Steinkuehler and Kurt Squire – who are professors of informatics, co-directors of UCI’s Games+Learning+Society Center and married to one another – started the conference to bring the world’s gaming community together in 2005, when both were teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
FDA says Pfizer vaccine effective in children under 5
Some public health experts expect the Food and Drug Administration to authorize the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, offering parents a choice between the two. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must also weigh in with its recommendations. Roughly 18 million children younger than 5 are the only Americans who are not yet eligible for shots.
Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by Information and Computer Sciences)
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. (sponsored by UCI)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Orange County Business Journal, June 13
Cited and honored: Phil Felgner, director of Vaccine Research and Development Center
NBC News, June 10
Cited: Chancellor Howard Gillman
The Washington Post, June 10
Author: David S. Meyer, professor of sociology, political science and planning, policy, and design
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
50 new campus cases
From Friday through Sunday, UCI recorded 50 new cases of COVID-19: 38 students and 12 employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
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