Dec. 12 - Pioneering women’s sports; UAW strike update
A freshly minted 2022 Anteater celebrates his commencement. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Linda Dempsay was the first woman to serve as an NCAA Division 1 athletic director.
UCI Podcast: Women’s athletics pioneer Linda Dempsay
When Linda Dempsay took the post of athletics director at UCI in 1978, she became the first woman ever to lead an NCAA Division I athletic program. At the time, she was only 39. Dempsay, now 84, spoke with UCI Podcast host Cara Capuano about her time leading Anteaters athletics and the changes she has seen in collegiate athletics over the course of her life.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UAW strike update
On Friday, the University of California and the United Auto Workers agreed to enter private mediation to assist in overcoming recent negotiation gridlock. Both parties agreed to the choice of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg as mediator. FAQs and updates are available on the provost's continuity webpage. Systemwide information is available on UC’s strike page.
Building a Practice of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit Management
Wednesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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This Year's Flu Shot 'Good Match' For Current Strains, CDC Says
Healthline, Dec. 9
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of Program in Public Health
Tech stocks may pull out of their nosedive, but the sector won't return to its pandemic-era highs even when the Fed eases rate hikes
Markets Insider, Dec. 11
Cited: Bill Maurer, dean of School of Social Sciences
Opinion: Trans families in Texas are right: DFPS investigations inflict trauma
The Dallas Morning News, Dec. 9
Author: Kelley Fong, assistant professor of sociology
Her place to shine
Despite having a number of physical challenges, Leslie Lopez, a 2022 vocal performance graduate, demonstrated a passion for studying and singing opera at UCI. She now gives back to the community by working at the Los Angeles Opera, where she provides outreach and education to the public. Her story will be featured in digital advertising on LAist and NPR.org, and in a Segerstrom Performing Arts Center program print ad. She is one of the many changemakers from UCI who are enhancing lives locally and beyond.
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