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July 26 - UCI Magazine and reader survey; Rams training camp

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Flip through the latest UCI Magazine – and take a short reader survey to give feedback and suggest future improvements. See below for details.


Rams training camp at UCI starts Friday

Rams training camp at UCI starts Friday

The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams are set to return to Crawford Field this Friday to begin their summer training camp, which ends Aug. 10. For free tickets and more information, visit TheRams.com/trainingcamp. For parking tips, visit UCI Transportation, which also warns of traffic congestion and limited parking on the west side of campus.

UCI Magazine’s new issue – and reader survey

The supply chain-delayed spring issue of UCI Magazine is now online and in the U.S. mail. It’s accompanied by a short, online reader survey (and Amazon gift card drawing) to give feedback and suggest improvements. The magazine’s current theme is “The Green Issue,” with articles focusing on UCI efforts at home and abroad to combat climate change.


Think you’ve never had COVID? Think again

Most people have been infected with the virus at least once, according to epidemiologists, even if some don’t realize it. About 40% of confirmed COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic, according to a meta-analysis published in December in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Less than 3% of kids under age 5 have been vaxxed

As of July 20, 2.8% of children under age 5 had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, a pattern that also holds in California. And the daily vaccination rate for that age group has already peaked, on July 1.

Governor appoints 4 new UC regents

The new regents appointed to 12-year terms by Gov. Newsom are: Dr. Elaine Batchlor of Los Angeles, chief executive officer at MLK Community Healthcare; Carmen Chu of San Francisco, the city administrator for the City and County of San Francisco; Ana Matosantos of Sacramento, cabinet secretary in the governor’s office; and Mark Robinson, of Kentfield, a partner at Centerview Partners.


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.

Analysis: Biden, Democrats need moderate Republican Powell to fight inflation

Reuters, July 25
Cited: Gary Richardson, economics professor

Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, Say Doctors

Eat This, Not That!, July 24
Cited: Dr. Shaista Malik, cardiologist and executive director of Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

UC Irvine Graduate Takes Viral Photos

KNBC (video), July 26
Featured: alumnus Jaylen Davis


One student’s road to redemption

Ginny Oshiro may come off as just another student, working her way through UCI’s doctoral program in criminology, law and society. But her focus on programs that help people behind bars reenter society isn’t merely academic. That’s because she spent time in juvenile lockup and adult jails as an adolescent — and she credits reentry programs with helping her obtain a bachelor’s degree at Cal State Fullerton and now continue her studies at UCI. Read her story and/or watch the video.

#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.


11 new campus cases

On Friday and over the weekend, UCI recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19: seven students and four employees. 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.

For COVID-19 questions

UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates

UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health

UCI Health COVID-19 FAQs

UCI Coronavirus Response Center - available at covid19@uci.edu or via phone at (949) 824-9918

Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at contacttracing@uci.edu or via phone at (949) 824-2300

Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19

For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.