UCI News

NPR, Aug. 13, 2021 (Audio)
The Anger Toward Unvaccinated People Is Personal For Some Who Got Breakthrough COVID
A small number of vaccinated people have become infected with breakthrough cases of COVID-19. Many of these people are angry at those who did not get vaccinated and likely infected them. … Masks work by reducing the amount of virus a person inhales, says Andrew Noymer, [an associate professor of population health and disease prevention] University of California, Irvine. “The absolute best practice is to vaccinate and to mask. These measures work synergistically, so vaccination and masking is more than just one plus one. It’s more like 10 times 10.”

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 16, 2021
UCI Nursing School Dean Takes Philosophical Approach
University of California, Irvine names Mark Lazenby, dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing effective Jan. 1, 2022. “Our School of Nursing is poised for growth, and Mark Lazenby is the right leader to move us forward,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. “His interdisciplinary expertise will be critical as we reinvent the future of nursing.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Orange County Register, Aug. 13, 2021
Warrior-Scholar Project prepares veterans for higher education
Going from service to school isn’t easy for a lot of veterans – many haven’t set foot in a classroom, or logged into a virtual one, in years. The Warrior-Scholar Project aims to smooth that transition, offering free one- to two-week humanities, STEM or business and entrepreneurship boot camps …. UC Irvine professors and graduate student instructors spent the last week refreshing nine warrior-scholars on writing, the constitution and various democracy-related topics during a virtual humanities boot camp. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Harper’s Magazine, Aug. 2021
Home Country – What does it mean to be Latino?
Héctor Tobar, UCI professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies writes: “Like all labels, Latino is to some extent a fiction, a story we tell about ourselves. But what, if anything, does this story mean? In December, I set out on a nine-thousand-mile road trip across the country, aiming to visit as many Latino communities as I could …. I wanted to find out whether a term that describes so many different people in so many different circumstances still had something to say.”

NBC Palm Springs, Aug. 13, 2021 (Video)
Local high school student awarded Carl’s Jr. Founder’s Scholarship
“Oh my god, well, I have no words. I’m speechless,” said Karen Orozco, a Desert Hot Springs High School 2021 graduate. It was a moment of excitement and relief as Orozco learned that she is one of the recipients of a $10,000 scholarship from Carl’s Jr., and that she would be able to afford to attend her dream school–UC Irvine. … For Orozco, the only thing standing in the way between her and UCI was finances. Now, thanks to Carl’s Jr., she will enroll at the university this fall, majoring in nursing and getting a minor in psychology. And she couldn’t be more proud to be a UCI Anteater.

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