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KCBS, July 9, 2021
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh In Southern California To Promote Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Plan
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is visiting Southern California to promote the Biden Administration’s plan to invest in the nation’s infrastructure and workforce. Walsh is scheduled on Friday to visit facilities at UC Irvine, including an electric vehicle charging station and a HeadStart childcare facility, with Reps. Katie Porter and Mike Levin.

KNBC, July 9, 2021
2021 Rams Training Camp Schedule and Giveaways
The Rams will open their 2021 training camp July 28 at the University of California, Irvine. Ten practices will be open to the public during the nearly two-week camp. Fans must register here.

Slate, July 8, 2021 (Opinion)
Opinion: The Supreme Court’s Latest Voting Rights Opinion Is Even Worse Than It Seems
Richard Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law writes, “It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court issued its most significant ruling on voting rights in nearly a decade, and each time I read Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the angrier I become. I’m angry not only about what the court did but also about how much of the public does not realize what a hit American democracy has taken.”

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), July 7, 2021
Orange County’s rising COVID-19 statistics concern UCI professor
A UC Irvine epidemiologist expressed concern Wednesday about the upward trend in COVID-19 cases in Orange County. “We’re still in a good place, but hospitalizations have been consistently above 50 now for awhile,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention. “The downward trend in hospitalizations seems to have been halted.”

Daily Pilot, July 7, 2021
How a $185,000 grant fund will support arts programming in Orange County

Laguna Art Museum, which reopened in March, received $25,000 for its curatorial research fellowship featuring Sharrissa Iqbal and Michael Duncan. Former Executive Director Malcolm Warner and UC Irvine Professor [of art history] Cécile Whiting chose Iqbal and Duncan to curate “Particles and Waves: Southern California Abstraction and Modern Physics, 1945 to 1980,” which will examine how modern physics impacted abstract art in postwar Southern California. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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