Oct. 4 - Brilliant Future raises $1.3 billion, the importance of kindness
A tour group gets a lesson on how to Zot! at the Infinity Fountain. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
Alumna, foundation trustee and Brilliant Future campaign committee member Carol Choi '85 shares her story in the above video.
2022 Brilliant Future annual report highlights campaign progress, impact
Publicly launched in October 2019, Brilliant Future: The Campaign for UCI has raised $1.3 billion and meaningfully engaged over 50,000 alumni. Read the 2022 Brilliant Future annual report to discover all the ways the campaign is making a difference at UCI and beyond.
#Dennininsights: The importance of kindness
In Vice Provost Michael Dennin’s first post of fall 2022, he discusses the importance of extending kindness to all UCI students, faculty and staff as we start this new academic year.
Get ready for Open Enrollment
Save the date: 2023 UC Open Enrollment runs Oct. 27 through Nov. 18, with the Accolade Health Care Advocate for CORE, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plan members starting in January. The virtual benefits counselor, ALEX, is returning to help you make the best choices for your needs. More information will be available from Human Resources in coming weeks.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UC extends Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19
The Office of the President announced an extension of the 2022 COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave program. The program is now effective through Dec. 31, 2022, and provides up to 80 hours of 2022 Emergency Paid Sick Leave for full-time employees and a prorated amount for part-time employees. Additionally, employees who did not utilize the entirety of the 80 hours of available EPSL in 2021 may use any remaining 2021 hours through Dec. 31, 2022.
CDC suspends country-specific COVID-19 travel advisories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer maintain a country-by-country list of travel advisories related to COVID-19. Starting Oct. 3, a notice will only be posted for a country if there is a concerning COVID-19 variant or other situation that would change the CDC's travel recommendations.
Alaska Airlines Town Hall
Wednesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by UC Travel)
* An incorrect link was included for this event in yesterday’s UCI Digest.
Advances in Translational Science Contributing to Progress in Research Examining Vulnerabilities in Young Drivers
Thursday, 4 p.m. (sponsored by Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the School of Medicine)
Women in Law Enforcement Panel
Thursday, 4:30 p.m. (sponsored by Office of Civic Engagement)
Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America
Thursday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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The Guardian, Sept. 30 (opinion)
Author: Roxanne Varzi, professor of anthropology
Prevention, Sept. 30
Cited: Sonia Sehgal, clinical professor of medicine
Good Housekeeping, Oct. 2
Cited: Sara Mednick, professor of cognitive science
Criminology, law & society doctoral student Veronica Valencia Gonzalez is conducting research in Mexico for her dissertation, and she was honored by the American Society of Criminology for her work with Latina immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence.
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