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UCI launches comprehensive COVID-19 resource site

oc-covid19.org to engage community with informative, helpful content

UCI faculty create curricula for kids worldwide confined by coronavirus

U.N.-sponsored Earth School will help children learn about environment

UCI Podcast: Douglas Haynes discusses call for proposals on coronavirus and inclusivity

UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, under its Confronting Extremism initiative, has issued a call for proposals to promote understanding about equity in the age of COVID-19. In addition to bringing to light some of the best qualities of ingenuity and empathy in individuals, the worldwide coronavirus crisis has exposed and exacerbated inequities in society. In […]

UCI Podcast: UCI Health response to pandemic

The entire UCI community is confronting the coronavirus pandemic with unprecedented actions. UCI Health is on the front lines of the crisis response. In this episode of the UCI Podcast, two key members of the UCI Health staff – Linda Dickey, senior director of quality & patient safety, epidemiology & infection prevention; and Joe Brothman, […]

Coronavirus Twitter map developed at UCI displays social media reactions to COVID-19

To give the public a sense of how social media conversations about COVID-19 are happening in real time, UCI computer scientists have developed and launched a coronavirus Twitter map. The interactive resource visualizes the spatial and temporal distribution of tweets related to the pandemic, allowing users to view the growth and transformation of social media […]

Integrative health institute provides wellness services for workers at UCI Douglas Hospital

Front-line healthcare workers need more than just protective gear to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their well-being also requires managing the anxiety, stress, grief, pain and fatigue that naturally arise from the nature of their work. That’s why the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute has stepped up to offer in-person wellness services for employees […]

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ #UCIArtsAnywhere project encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Art and soul

Social media project underscores common humanity during crisis

Alumna named new director of Womxn’s Hub

UCI alumna Sydney Torres ’12 has been appointed the new director of the campus Womxn’s Hub. She most recently led the Cal Poly Pomona Womxn’s Resource Center, overseeing operations, student and staff development, and program development and implementation, as well as providing training across campus. Prior to that, Torres – who holds an M.S. in […]

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UCI Podcast: Douglas Haynes urges inclusivity during coronavirus scare

In the latest UCI Podcast, Douglas Haynes, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, shares a message with the UCI community about inclusivity during challenging times. The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, a global health emergency. This pandemic has far-reaching effects on physical as well as mental health. Fear, stress […]

UCI professor of education receives grant to improve computer science teaching practices

Mark Warschauer, professor of education, has been awarded a five-year, $4 million Education Innovation and Research grant by the U.S. Department of Education to improve computer science teaching practices for English learners. Project partners are the Santa Ana and San Francisco unified school districts and Chicago Public Schools. “The field of computer science has not […]