April 5, 2023
UCI Digest
Student Services II building is cast in red by illuminated displays on the Student Center.
Student Services II building is cast in red by illuminated displays on the Student Center. Photo: Ian Parker


Summer program for young women considering healthcare careers is accepting applicants

gastroenterologist Dr. Nimisha Parekh, director of the Digestive Health Institute's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
UCI Health’s Summer Healthcare Experience program is now accepting applications for its 2023 session, which takes place July 17-21. Directed by gastroenterologist Dr. Nimisha Parekh (above), director of the Digestive Health Institute's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, SHE is a career exploration program designed for female high school juniors and seniors, ages 16 to 18, who are interested in learning about careers in healthcare. Participants will learn from panels of physicians, nurses, research scientists, administrators and other healthcare professionals as well as plan, research and present a digestive health awareness project with guidance from a program mentor.

Langson Library construction update

The second and third floors of Langson Library are scheduled to reopen April 10, although portions of the second floor may remain unavailable through April 14 because of a campus Wi-Fi upgrade project. The final phase of the HVAC upgrade project begins April 10 and impacts the fourth and fifth floors of the building, which will be closed April 10 to May 14. While the Nordstrom Honors Study Room will be closed, the Honors Study Room and Locus Lounge at Science Library will be open. Access to Special Collections & Archives may be limited. For additional information, see SCA webpage for details.


Presentation and Master Class: Jeanette Louise Yaryan, piano
Friday, 1 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

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Sociologist gets grant to calculate pandemic deaths in US prisons

UCI sociology professor Kristin Turney

As the COVID-19 pandemic surpasses the three-year mark, UCI sociology professor Kristin Turney has received a $510,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the toll it has taken on incarcerated individuals across the U.S. Turney and her team’s findings will provide the first systematic mortality toll in prisons – a foundation for future planning for resiliency efforts.

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David Neumark, Distinguished Professor of economics, cited in The Wall Street Journal

Pro Take: What Is That Job Ad Really Saying? Fed Paper Looks at Ageism in Tight Labor Market

The Wall Street Journal, April 5
Cited: David Neumark, Distinguished Professor of economics

Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and law, cited in U.S News & World Report

What Is a Debit Card?

U.S News & World Report, April 3
Cited: Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and law

Dr. Eric Vilain, professor of pediatrics, cited in Science

World Athletics banned transgender women from competing. Does science support the rule?

Science, April 4
Cited: Dr. Eric Vilain, professor of pediatrics


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