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UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.

Dec. 20 - Year in review in gifts and grants; tentative agreement reached in strike

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“Discover, teach, heal.” UCI Medical Center Healing Garden in Orange. Photo by Dr. Tan Q. Nguyen

“Discover, teach, heal.” UCI Medical Center Healing Garden in Orange. Photo by Dr. Tan Q. Nguyen


2022 in review: gifts and grants

The Anteater work ethic is widely recognized, earning the campus a number of gifts and grants to support its priorities. This was UCI’s second-highest year for fundraising, with more than $223 million collected. The Brilliant Future campaign, which supports scholarships, research, educational facilities and other initiatives, now tops $1.3 billion from over 86,000 donors.

Healthy celebrations recipes

Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo created some healthy recipes to celebrate a special occasion. These delicious dishes can make every day a celebration in a tasty, healthy way.


New UC policy on abusive conduct in workplace

After several years of effort, including extensive systemwide discussion review, a new Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace will become effective Jan. 1. This policy applies equally to faculty, staff and student employees.

UAW strike update

The University of California and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement regarding the graduate student researchers and academic student employees contracts. Union members are expected to vote on the tentative agreements in the coming days. FAQs and updates are available on the provost's continuity webpage. Systemwide information is available on UC’s strike page.

CVS, Walgreens limit purchases of children’s pain-relief medicine

As a result of increased demand, CVS is restricting both in-person and online purchases to two children’s pain relief products. Walgreens has limited online purchases to six over-the-counter fever reducers per transaction, but it does not have an in-store purchase limit.


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.

A post-Reconstruction proposal that would have restored power to the people

The Washington Post, Dec. 19
Cited: Brook Thomas, Chancellor's Professor emeritus

MERS: What to Know About the Virus and if it Will Spread After the World Cup

Healthline, Dec. 16
Cited: Dele Ogunseitan, professor and University of California Presidential Chair

OC Registrar of Voters recognized for efforts assisting a voter on Election Day

The Orange County Register, Dec. 19
Cited: Claire Foster, School of Law student


UCI Humanities tweets: The School of Humanities faculty have been hard at work this year! Check out these 6 books our faculty have published recently!

UCI Humanities tweets: The School of Humanities faculty have been hard at work this year! Check out these 6 books our faculty have published recently!

#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.


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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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