Aug. 29 - New flexible work plan for UCI; top-10 ranking for data science program
A late-afternoon moon rises behind Engineering Hall. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Upcoming town hall on UCI’s new flexible work program
Chancellor Howard Gillman has announced that an enterprisewide online town hall meeting will take place Sept. 14 to discuss the university’s new flexible workplace program, Work Reimagined. According to Gillman, the new program, which replaces UCI’s Future of Work program, “takes the best of what we have learned and couples it with the guidance and skills necessary to create long-term staff success in a flexible work environment.” To learn more, visit the new web section about the plan. If you have questions regarding Work Reimagined, contact your Human Resources business partner or your unit’s HR professional.
UCI’s Master of Data Science program ambassadors have something to celebrate.
Fortune gives top-10 ranking to Master of Data Science program
In the fall of 2021, UCI launched its Master of Data Science professional graduate program through the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, to meet the growing demand for data scientists. This year, Fortune launched its first ranking of the top in-person master’s degree programs in data science, rating UCI’s MDS program seventh on its list of 28 schools. UCI is the only UC school, and one of only a few universities from the West Coast, to make the list, which ranked data science programs based on selectivity and demand.
Connect “what to learn” with “how to learn” with the team at LARC.
Tips for adjusting to UCI’s demanding academic environment
UCI’s Learning and Academic Resources Center helps incoming students navigate their transition to a new academic environment. LARC’s blog post this week offers several helpful tips for new students as well as links to a variety of available support systems.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Orange County child infected with monkeypox
Health officials have announced the first case of a child infected with the monkeypox virus in Orange County. Such infections are rare; there are currently only five other children in California infected with the virus. According to OC’s Health Care Agency, there are now 135 total monkeypox cases countywide. Only three have resulted in hospitalization.
Contract Management Career and Program Information Session
Thursday, 11 a.m. (Sponsored by UCI’s Division of Continuing Education)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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The New York Times, Aug. 29
Cited: Victor Fleischer, professor of law
The Hill, Aug. 28
Cited: Dalié Jiménez, professor of law
Newport Beach Independent, Aug. 27
Mentioned: Eli Simon, Chancellor’s Professor of drama
UCI Women’s Soccer tweets: For the first time since 2011 @uciwsoc received votes in the weekly @UnitedCoaches poll!
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
12 new campus cases
On Friday and over the weekend, UCI recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19: seven students and five 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.
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