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UCI Podcast: Practicing harm reduction to flatten the coronavirus curve – again

Major portions of society are continuing to open back up in Orange County, even as some restrictions return amidst surging coronavirus cases in California. In the spring, Orange County managed to flatten the COVID-19 curve and even served as an exemplary model for other areas around the nation. Now, the question is whether Orange County […]

UCI researchers use campus as test bed for coronavirus contact tracing system

Wi-Fi-based application expected to be transferable to other universities and beyond

Bill Mauer, dean of UCI’s School of Social Sciences, a professor of anthropology and director of the campus’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion

What’s next: The future of cash

The death of dollars has been greatly exaggerated

Ernesto Cruz, directing traffic at UCI Medical Center

The man behind the mask

A beloved fixture at the entrance to UCI Medical Center, traffic controller Ernesto Cruz provides service with a smile – though it may not be visible

UCI Student Center has been awash in color as part of the global #LightItBlue campaign honoring front-line healthcare professionals and essential workers

Thriving through a new normal

The switch flipped, and what started as a disquieting new reality quickly turned into a more settled way of life. While the majority of UCI undergraduates moved home, those remaining on campus saw the implementation of health and safety guidelines and social distancing. From mandatory temperature checks outside the Student Health Center to near-empty cafeterias […]

Julia Zakashansky, a doctoral student in materials science & engineering, working in a lab.

High-Speed Research, High-Impact Application

While all but essential research shut down, studies connected to COVID-19 ramped up as UCI’s scientific community mobilized in a quest to serve the public good. Researchers harnessed their intellectual resources to investigate how the coronavirus behaves and mutates. They created diagnostic tools to help doctors predict which patients aremore likely to be admitted to […]

Person having their temperature taken.

Commanding the Front Lines

The daunting challenge seemingly happened overnight: Stop what you’re doing, rethink how you’re doing it, and adapt – now. With each day delivering a flurry of new and often confusing information about the COVID-19 pandemic, UCI Health and the campus community mobilized to figure out how to combat this invisible yet deadly enemy. Health and […]

A Zoom screenshot shows some of the graduating nursing students who participated in the UCI Health Virtual Visitor Project.

Virtual nurses make a real difference

Graduating students lift the spirits of UCI hospital patients through video visits

Nathalie Mejia CalTeach, Education, Biological Sciences

Curating curiosity

Science and math majors find creative support for themselves and their students through CalTeach program

Richard Matthew, associate dean of research and international programs in UCI’s School of Social Ecology, professor of urban planning & public policy and director of the campus’s Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation.

What’s next: The future of compassion

How to ward off emotional exhaustion as the pandemic is poised to strike the developing world