Feb. 1, 2024
Anteater Time Machine: In 1969, political activist Angela Davis speaks to students at UCI.


UCI Health to acquire Southern California hospital network from Tenet Healthcare

UCI has entered into an agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to acquire Tenet’s Pacific Coast Network. The network will become part of UCI Health, the clinical enterprise of UCI. Pending regulatory approvals and closing conditions, the acquisition would bring four medical centers in Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Fountain Valley and Placentia and associated outpatient locations into the UCI Health system. UCI Health operates the only Level I trauma center, locally based National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal-neonatal service and is the largest regional burn center and leading provider of complex tertiary and quaternary care.

Recognizing UCI’s African American artists

From left to right: Stephen Tucker, Ariyan Johnson, Donald McKayle, S. Ama Wray and Cyrian Reed
With its roots dating to the 1910s, Black History Month was first officially recognized by the U.S. government in 1976 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to this country. Their influence is significant and vast, as African American history is American history, and in no area is this greater than in the arts and culture. Faculty members in UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts have contributed to this rich history, perhaps most significantly with the immense impact of the late Donald McKayle (above center) on modern American dance. The iconic performer, choreographer, teacher, director and writer’s seminal “Games,” “Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder,” “District Storyville” and “Songs of the Disinherited” are still performed worldwide.
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UCI Sustainability Resource Center hosts climate resilience conference

Students pose at Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience
The UCI Sustainability Resource Center is hosting its 12th annual Student Leadership Institute for Climate Resilience, a three-day event at the end of spring break that aims to provide students with skills to build more equitable, resilient and ecologically conscious communities of change. The event takes place for several hours each day from March 28 to 30 and includes meals. Applications are due Feb. 9.


Blue Skies Conference graphic with text: global experts sharing cutting-edge information on innovations defining the future of healthcare

Global Blue Skies Conference
Saturday, 7 a.m. (sponsored by Susan Samueli Integrative Health institute)

King Lear
Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. (sponsored by Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

Town Hall: Financial Stability Plan and New Budget Model
Tuesday, noon (sponsored by Office of the Provost)

For more events, visit UCI Today.


Battle of the Deans Trivia Night

Dean Egerstedt of UCI Samueli School of Engineering & Dean Parrish of UCI School of Law pictured with attendees of Battle of the Deans trivia night

On Monday, Jan. 29, the first-ever Battle of The Deans Trivia Night was hosted at Hangar 24. Magnus Egerstedt, dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and Austen Parrish, dean of the School of Law, competed on opposing teams for a chance at the trivia trophy.  Egerstedt’s team emerged as victors and looks forward to taking on the next contender. The event was hosted by the UCI Alumni Association, UCI School of Law, UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Engineering Alumni Society, & the Anteaters in Law.

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Making Sense of the Floods in San Diego

Public Policy Institute of California, Jan. 30
Cited: Brett Sanders, professor of civil and environmental engineering

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What Does It Mean to Be Unbanked?

U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 31
Cited: Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology and law

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Tracking down tuberculosis

Nature, Jan. 25
Cited: Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi, UCI Health pulmonologist and epidemiologist

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