March 28, 2024
In 1967, the Physical Sciences building begins to take shape on campus.
Anteater Time Machine: In 1967, the Physical Sciences building begins to take shape on campus.


UCI Health toasts acquisition of 4 hospitals

confetti flying in the air at UCI Health - Fountain Valley celebration
On Tuesday, UCI Health completed the acquisition of four hospitals and associated outpatient locations from Tenet Healthcare Corp.: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. The move adds 858 inpatient beds to the 459 at UCI Medical Center in Orange, and strengthens UCI Health’s ability to meet the increasing demand for a range of intensive and critical care needs.

Professor probes language variation’s role in literacy

As a speech-language pathologist, Professor Julie Washington investigates how language variation such as African American English affects early literacy in Black children. In this video, she discusses the power of language in empowering children.

Challenges to eradicating tuberculosis

Because at least 30% of the estimated 10 million people who are infected with tuberculosis worldwide don’t know they have the disease, diagnosing and treating it remains a major challenge. According to Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi, a pulmonologist at UCI Health, replacing older testing methods with newer diagnostic and screening techniques is paramount to identifying TB carriers earlier and starting treatment before they can spread the disease.

UCI observes Cesar Chavez Day tomorrow

Cesar Chavez quote “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.”
In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, the UCI campus will be closed Friday. See you on Monday!


Investing in future cybersecurity leaders

Cybersecurity education and mentorship are essential to keep up with the evolving threat landscape. To that end, the University of California launched new programs and partnerships designed to strengthen UC cybersecurity programs, initiatives and scholars.


Graphic for 2024 UC Shakespeare Trial: Measure for Measure

2024 UC Shakespeare Trial: Measure for Measure
Monday, 5 p.m. (sponsored by School of Law and New Swan Theater)

UCI Authors: Professor John Graham
Tuesday, 6 p.m. (sponsored by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative)

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Humanities historians bridge past, present and future

From left to right:  Chelsea Schields, Samantha Q. de Vera, Houri Berberian and Nancy McLoughlin

This year’s National Women’s History Month theme, "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion," honors women dedicated to eradicating bias and discrimination from society and institutions. In UCI's Department of History, four scholars play a pivotal role in advancing this mission. They are (above, from left) Chelsea Schields, who explores the history of electrification in the Caribbean; Samantha Q. de Vera, who focuses on the experiences of enslaved and formerly enslaved Black women during and after the Civil War; Houri Berberian, who underscores the importance of understanding the history of minority women in addressing contemporary sociopolitical crises; and Nancy McLoughlin, who studies late medieval intellectual and gender history.

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‘Winners and Losers’ as $20 Fast-Food Wage Nears in California

The New York Times, March 28
Cited: David Neumark, professor of economics

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California’s disabled students left behind during emergencies: ‘They just weren’t ready for someone like me’

CalMatters, March 28
Cited: Andrew Berk, Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, and Randall Styner, emergency management director

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If March Madness Women’s Tourney Colleges Won for Boosting Students’ Social Mobility, UC-Irvine Would Be Champion

The74, March 28
Cited: Women’s basketball team

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