UCI News

KTLA5, July 15, 2021 (Video)
UC requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all; will bar unvaccinated students without approved exemptions
“So our goal really here is to keep a safe and healthy community. This is ultimately about assuring that we can have the typical college experience with as many people as possible vaccinated on our campus, because the more people that are vaccinated, the less likely COVID is like to transmit and spread among our campus population.” David Souleles is the COVID-19 response team director at UC Irvine.

NBC News, July 16, 2021
Bidding wars and ‘meaningless’ list prices: Buying a house in the Bay Area
“In a lot of the Bay Area, the only type of residential structure that is permitted is a detached, single family household,” said Nicholas Marantz, a professor of urban planning at the University of California, Irvine. Those types of residences don’t provide as much housing stock as taller, denser apartment buildings. With so few houses available, the ones that do end up for sale are often flooded with bids.

Los Angeles Sentinel, July 15, 2021
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 3
Dr. Keith Curry (Ed.D. ’11), president and CEO of Compton College writes, “After finishing my bachelor’s degree in American studies at UC Santa Cruz, I returned to education to earn a doctorate at the University of California, Irvine, where I previously worked as director of the Early Academic Outreach Program. While at UCI, I re-established a partnership between local school districts, including Compton Unified School District and the university. Today, I continue to work with students while connecting with the university, in addition to supporting three different scholarships I established at my alma maters.”

Orange County Business Journal, July 15, 2021
Nearly 70% of OC’s Eligible Population Vaccinated
As coronavirus mandates are lifted in Orange County, health officials urge OC residents to continue getting vaccinated after a lull in vaccinations in recent weeks. “Each individual that isn’t vaccinated is at risk of severe disease that could spread and potentially develop a variant.” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dean of the school of public health at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Orange County Register, July 10, 2021
Rams training camp schedule: Fans allowed back at 10 practices in Irvine
The Rams have announced the schedule for two weeks of training camp at UC Irvine starting July 28. This will mark the Rams’ return to Irvine, where they trained from 2016 to 2019 …. It also will mark the return of fans to Rams training camp. Ten late-afternoon practice sessions will be open to the public, July 28-31, Aug. 2-4, Aug. 6 and Aug. 9-10. Fans must register for free tickets at www.therams.com/trainingcamp. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

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