May 5, 2023
UCI Digest
Anteater Time Machine: Mariachis play at UCI on Cinco de Mayo in 1981.
Anteater Time Machine: Mariachis play at UCI on Cinco de Mayo in 1981.


Urban struggle

Scenes from the documentary, “Los Punks: We Are All We Have,”
What do a documentary about punk rock kids in Los Angeles circa 2013 and the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy have in common? An upcoming special screening of “Los Punks: We Are All We Have,” presented by UPPP and the Urban Studies Student Association. How “Los Punks” became the subject of a public screening hosted by UPPP (or “Triple P,” as the cool cats call it) is quite serendipitous.

Climate change survey

UCI Insights on Climate Change Survey graphic with QR that links to survey
The Campus Planning & Sustainability Office invites the UCI community to take the UCI Insights on Climate Change Survey. The results will assist in preparing UCI’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, which centers on reducing campus vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change.

Coping with irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that causes recurrent episodes of abdominal pain or discomfort and a change in bowel movements. It affects an estimated 5% to 10% of people globally, including children and adults. In the United States, people under age 50 are more likely to develop IBS and it affects twice as many women as men. The duration and frequency of IBS episodes vary, but it is a chronic condition that generally requires long-term management, says IBS specialist Dr. Christina Ling, a gastroenterologist with the UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program.


UC’s transfer students

Students walking on campus
One third of UC undergraduates start at community college. Parents, veterans, seasoned learners and those seeking a fresh beginning – transfer students come from every background imaginable. UC welcomes more transfer students than any other institution of its caliber. At UCI, incoming transfer students have until June 1 to submit their statement of intent to register.


Blood drive
Tuesday, 9 a.m. (sponsored by UCI Health)

The Impacts of Obstetric Care on Maternal and Child Health
Tuesday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by School of Social Sciences)

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


A mallard duck catches some sun at the Infinity Fountain.
A mallard duck catches some sun at the Infinity Fountain. (Photo: Dennis Melka)

#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.
Doron Zinger, CalTeach program director, and student Kalena Kwan, cited in Spectrum News 1

Future STEM teachers get mental health support in this class

Spectrum News 1, May 4
Cited: Doron Zinger, CalTeach program director, and student Kalena Kwan

Michael Dennin, vice-provost for teaching and learning, cited in Times Higher Education

How the idea of ‘excellence’ can be misleading in higher education

Times Higher Education, May 5
Author: Michael Dennin, vice-provost for teaching and learning

Tim Trevan, assistant vice chancellor for student housing, cited in The Orange County Register

UCI is building dorms that will result in housing grants for lower-income students

The Orange County Register, May 5
Cited: Tim Trevan, assistant vice chancellor for student housing


Upload your vaccine and booster records

Employee Upload button
Student Upload button

Daily COVID-19 symptom check

By coming to campus each day, students and employees are attesting they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and are not COVID-19 positive. If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19 or recently tested positive, do not come to campus, or if you currently live on campus stay in your residence, and follow instructions for reporting your case or assessing symptoms on the UCI Forward page. Close contacts to a COVID-19 case are not required to stay home or quarantine, but should follow guidance for close contact instructions for masking and testing on the UCI Forward page.

Potential workplace exposure

UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.

UCI Forward – information on campus status and operational updates

UCI Health COVID-19 Updates – important information related to UCI Health

Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services – assistance with COVID questions including vaccines and vaccine uploads or to report a case, available at or 949-824-2300

Employee Experience Center – employee information on COVID benefits

For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

UCI on Twitter
UCI on Facebook
UCI on YouTube
UCI on Instagram
© 2023 UC Regents

Office of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697