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Jan. 31, 2023

The Jao Family Sculpture Garden welcomes all who enter Aldrich Park from under the Humanities Bridge. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
The Jao Family Sculpture Garden welcomes all who enter Aldrich Park from under the Humanities Bridge. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


#Dennin Insights - Ep 38 - Self-motivation: Where does it come from?

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.


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

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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China province to offer benefits to single parents as birth rate drops

The Washington Post, Jan. 30
Cited: Wang Feng, professor of sociology

Medical Xpress logo

Study shows how our brains can turn into smarter disease fighters

Medical Xpress, Jan. 30
Cited: Mathew Blurton-Jones, professor of neurobiology & behavior

High Country News logo

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.

#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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