Jan. 31 - Self-motivation, 7 steps to getting healthier
The Jao Family Sculpture Garden welcomes all who enter Aldrich Park from under the Humanities Bridge. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Self-motivation: Where does it come from?
In the latest Dennin Insights post, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Michael Dennin considers how instructors help students develop self-motivation and asks readers to share their strategies for, and opinions on, fostering internal motivation in the classroom.
7 steps to becoming a healthier you
Surveys show the top New Year’s resolutions for 2023 — and for each of the previous three years — focus on getting healthier by exercising more, losing weight and eating better. If improving health is among your resolutions, here are seven steps to achieve that goal, no matter your age and fitness level.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
White House to end COVID-19 public emergency in May
The White House said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to the pandemic would be extended to May 11. The federal government has been preparing to shift COVID-19 care to the commercial market since last year.
UC IT blog: the year ahead
In 2023, the UC tech community seeks to provide its 9,000 members with more opportunities to gain experience, cultivate a network of engaged readers and expand representation. The general themes of technology, diversity and business will be the focus of blog posts highlighting stories, events, news and resources from members across locations, experience levels and interest groups.
GuidanceResources Program for Employees
Thursday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)
The Big Plan: History of Irvine and UCI, From Ranch to Global Community
Thursday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by UCI Libraries)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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China province to offer benefits to single parents as birth rate drops
The Washington Post, Jan. 30
Cited: Wang Feng, professor of sociology
Study shows how our brains can turn into smarter disease fighters
Medical Xpress, Jan. 30
Cited: Mathew Blurton-Jones, professor of neurobiology & behavior
In a warming world, California’s trees keep dying
High Country News, Jan. 30
Cited: James T. Randerson, Chancellor’s professor, Earth systems science
ICYMI: UCI celebrates the Year of the Rabbit in its Lunar New Year Festival. Watch this highlight video.
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION & HEALTH RESOURCES
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