April 17, 2023
UCI Digest
Attendee at Saturday’s City of Irvine Earth Day event at the Quail Hill Community Center holds free succulent that was handed out by the UCI booth
At Saturday’s City of Irvine Earth Day event at the Quail Hill Community Center, free succulents were handed out by the UCI booth. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


UCI Podcast: An Earth Day conversation

Joy Seo, a UCI undergraduate
In this episode of the UCI Podcast, Joy Seo, a UCI undergraduate studying pharmaceutical science, talks about her role as a sustainability advocate for the university, how her passion for the environment helped to shape her future and what actions we can all take to better care for the Earth and each other.
UCI Podcast player featuring episode on Earth day

UCI Giving Day is tomorrow

Giving Day video on YouTube
On UCI Giving Day, you can help further amazing learning opportunities, world-changing research and more. This is a time when we rally together and make a collective impact. Every gift, no matter the size, is a step toward a brilliant future.
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Sustainability achievements and tips from UCI
UCI was ranked as the overall No. 1 institution worldwide in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index. The index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 sustainability impact areas.


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Give for the Earth – UCI Giving Day
Support student opportunities for sustainability by sharing with peers, colleagues and others the Giving Day page for the Sustainability Resource Center. All donated funds will go directly to supporting experiences for students in sustainability and climate action, such as the Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience. More information will be shared tomorrow on Instagram via @ucisustainability

Decarbonization Talk
Tuesday, 10 a.m. (sponsored by SRC & UCOP Climate Action)

Pot a Plant
Tuesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs)

Comprehensive Wellbeing Town Hall
Wednesday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by Sustainability Resource Center)

Live-Online ACT/SAT Strategy Workshop
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)

Live-Online LSAT Strategy Workshop
Wednesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Division of Continuing Education)

Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.


UCI tweets Happy #EarthWeek
@UCIrvine tweets: Happy #EarthWeek! Campus Water use facts: 90% of campus landscaping uses recycled water, which is highly treated wastewater. The central plant was retrofitted to use treated recycled water, saving 80 million gallons of potable H2O annually.
#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.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
Daniel Ritchie, doctoral candidate in education, cited in Spectrum News 1

CodeAI helps students learn how AI works and how to use it

Spectrum News 1, April 14
Cited: Daniel Ritchie, doctoral candidate in education

Brian Pratt, campus architect and associate vice chancellor, cited in Building Design+Construction

UC Irvine takes sustainability to new level with all-electric medical center

Building Design + Construction, April 17
Cited: Brian Pratt, campus architect and associate vice chancellor

Catherine Liu, professor of film and media studies, cited in The Guardian

This obsession with a ‘new elite’ hides the real roots of power

The Guardian, April 16
Cited: Catherine Liu, professor of film and media studies


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