March 24, 2023
UCI Digest
Eastern redbud trees bloom along Ring Road. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)
Eastern redbud trees bloom along Ring Road. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


Celebrating women pioneers of student journalism

Celebrating women pioneers of student journalism
Sixteen women have served as editor-in-chief or managing editor during the 55-year history of the New University, including (from left, above) Caitlin Antonios, Jill Bradbury, Ashley Duong, Sarah Menendez, Oriana Gonzalez, Beth Blenz-Clucas and Megan Cole. As leaders of UCI’s campus newspaper, they have all been pioneers in the ever-evolving culture of student journalism at the university. And, for the past seven years, each editor-in-chief of the New U (as it’s called) has been a woman – including Dhanika Pineda, its current top editor, who penned a piece for UCI News looking back at the history of the campus newspaper.

UCI professor helps discover new tool for climate research

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor Celia Symons
As the Earth’s climate continues to change, natural resource managers are faced with the challenge of forecasting how populations will respond to these changes. There are a variety of different forecasting approaches, ranging from complex, process-based models that incorporate biological mechanisms to machine learning techniques that don’t consider underlying biological processes. In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers that includes Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor Celia Symons has come up with a new approach to forecasting, providing an important step toward improving the ability to forecast the response of ecological systems to environmental change, which is critical for sustainable management of natural resources.


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School of Medicine recognizes Women's History Month

School of Medicine recognizes Women's History Month

Women’s History Month has its roots in a 1980 proclamation by President Jimmy Carter asking Americans to recognize the first week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, after years of lobbying and joint resolutions passed by Congress, the month of March was officially designated as Women’s History Month. The annual observance celebrates the contributions of women to our society. In honor of women such as Dr. Joycelyn Elders, America’s first African American surgeon general, the School of Medicine has compiled several profiles of female physicians who are following in her footsteps.

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A psychology expert shares the 3 things she always does to boost her brain energy

CNBC, March 23
Cited: Gloria Mark, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of informatics

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Colorectal cancer is rising among younger adults and scientists are racing to uncover why

CNN Health, March 24
Cited: Dr. William Karnes, director of high-risk colorectal cancer services at UCI Health Digestive Health Institute

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A Daily Coffee May Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Healthline, March 23
Cited: Andrew Odegaard, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics


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