June 28, 2023
UCI Digest
Hikers pad along a trail during a Wednesday wellness walk in the Ecological Preserve.
Hikers pad along a trail during a Wednesday wellness walk in the Ecological Preserve. (Photo: Steve Zylius/UCI)


UCI researchers introduce new model to track economic risk of tropical cyclones

Jane W. Baldwin, a professor of Earth System Science
A team of researchers led by Jane W. Baldwin, a professor of Earth System Science, recently announced the completion of an open-source model to help countries with high tropical cyclone risks better calculate how much those storms will impact their people and their economies. Baldwin is the lead author of the new study in the American Meteorological Society journal Weather, Climate, and Society. The economic risk model extends an existing global tropical cyclone model prototyped for the Philippines, but it is customizable to any part of the world where stakeholders want to understand the storm risks they face.

Traveling internationally? Get your MMR vaccine

As the summer travel season begins, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Health Advisory to remind people, particularly those traveling internationally, to be on alert for cases of measles. To prevent measles infection all U.S. residents should be up to date on their mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, which is also a required vaccine for UCI students.

Rejuvenating the Spirit

UCI Magazine cover art featuring pixel-outline of a runner
The latest issue of the UCI Magazine is available online. Enjoy!


President Drake meets with Vice President Harris in Washington, D.C.

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D (right) with VP Kamala Harris
In mid-June, UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. traveled to Washington, D.C., where he met at the White House with VP Kamala Harris, her Senior Domestic Policy Advisor Carmel Martin and Department of Education Undersecretary James Kvaal. Drake shared his strong convictions for the importance of college access and the role of federal financial aid — specifically the need for Congress to double Pell Grant availability He also advocated for investments in student basic needs and support for the university’s research enterprise and healthcare services.


13th annual Supreme Court Term in Review
Friday, 10 a.m. (Sponsored by School of Law)

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UCI retweet of University of California tweet about how UCI scientists saved the Ozone layer.
@UCIrvine retweeted @UofCalifornia: Did you know scientists at @UCIrvine saved the Ozone layer? What world-changing UC discovery/invention do you think is the most important?
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Pedro Pascal and World Bank’s Ajay Banga among those named to Carnegie’s 2023 Great Immigrants list

Associated Press, June 28
Cited: Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering

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Is the ‘internet apocalypse’ nigh? Breaking down the solar-storm science.

The Washington Post, June 28
Cited: Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi, assistant professor of computer science

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DeSantis Calls for ‘Deadly Force’ Against Suspected Drug Traffickers

The New York Times, June 27
Cited: Louis DeSipio, professor of political science


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