The pandemic and racial turmoil are changing curricula. Here’s how.

In addition to a Black-thriving initiative and a course sequence exploring anti-Black racism, the University of California, Irvine is putting $300,000 into 18 studies under the heading “Advancing Equity in the Age of Covid.” Participating are researchers in biology, education, computer science, nursing, social ecology, and public health, and directors of student-resource centers.