Oct. 25, 2023
UCI Digest
SportsCenter anchor Gary Striewski and UCI mascot Peter the Anteater
Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum is the latest athlete to land an iconic ‘This is SportsCenter’ commercial. In “Meeting Lineup,” Tatum and SportsCenter anchors Nicole Briscoe and Steve Levy interrupt a meeting between fellow SportsCenter anchor Gary Striewski and UCI mascot Peter the Anteater. Following the introductions, Striewski casually lets the trio know “we (Peter and I) have this room booked.”


Anteater Insider podcast: supporting student progress through analytics

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In this episode of the Anteater Insider podcast, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Patty Morales and fourth-year education sciences student Ella Lee discuss the barriers UCI students face along the way to graduation and how the university is working to address those barriers through analytics and data partnerships to support student progress.

Surviving on the frontline of COVID-19

Thien (Tim) Do
When news of a mysterious virus later named COVID-19 began to circulate in early 2020, the UCI Medical Center’s Thien (Tim) Do, an emergency department nurse, began to educate himself about the illness and prepare as best he could. Then in late April 2020, he fell gravely ill with the virus. Do survived but today he worries that society is taking the disease and its lessons too lightly. He recently recounted his harrowing struggle with the infectious disease for UCI’s Live Well blog.


UCI alum and artist turns life into art

“Proof,” 1966-67, a Xerox and drawing.
An installation view of “Holy Squash” at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York.Credit...An installation view of “Holy Squash” at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York.
When Barbara T. Smith enrolled in a new M.F.A. program at UCI in 1969, she began creating ritualistic performances that explored her limits psychologically. Now, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is featuring her largest exhibition yet, “Barbara T. Smith: Proof” through Jan. 14. It ranges from her photocopies and paintings of the 1960s to her body-based and soul-searching performances and installations from the ’70s, ’80s and beyond, with many works touching on emotional vulnerability, sexual and spiritual growth, and the nurturing power of community.
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An R.S.V. Shot for Infants Is in Short Supply. Here’s What to Know.

The New York Times, Oct. 24
Cited: Dr. Coleen Cunningham, professor and chair of pediatrics

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Study: Preschool-Age Children Notice Household Labor Inequalities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 24
Cited: Nadia Chernyak, assistant professor of cognitive sciences

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Banks Face Fresh Anti-Redlining Rules From Top US Watchdogs (3)

Bloomberg Law, Oct. 25
Cited: Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law

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