July 26 - UCI Magazine and reader survey; Rams training camp
Flip through the latest UCI Magazine – and take a short reader survey to give feedback and suggest future improvements. See below for details.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
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.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
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.
Upload your vaccine and booster records
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 Coronavirus Response Center - available at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at email@example.com 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.