UCI News

The Orange County Register, June 15, 2022
Diplomas secured, UCI grads celebrate
UC Irvine graduates gathered at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, June 15, to celebrate their achievement. … “Having our 2022 commencement celebration at Angel Stadium of Anaheim is our chance to celebrate, as an entire campus, the accomplishments of our graduating students and their families,” Chancellor Howard Gillman said. “They have demonstrated their resilience and perseverance over the last two difficult years, succeeding in and out of the classroom, and are prepared and eager to be our future workforce and leaders.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Daily Pilot, June 15, 2022
UC Irvine sends off its graduates at Angels Stadium
People were cheering in the seats of Angels Stadium on a sunny and warm Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t for the stadium’s eponymous team. It was for UC Irvine’s graduating Class of 2022. About 4,500 students were in attendance, according to campus officials, for what was the first campus-wide commencement ceremony the university has held since 2014. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

KABC, June 15, 2022 (Video)
Yusef Salaam speaks at UCI Commencement at Angel Stadium
Yusef Salaam one of the Exonerated Five, wrongly convicted in the Central Park jogger case, shared his story today at the UCI Commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium. … Salaam has spent the last two decades telling his story and using it to motivate graduates to become instruments for change in the areas of criminal justice and prison reform.

HuffPost, June 16, 2022
We’re All Coping With So Many Collective Traumas At Work Right Now
Americans are coping with what is known as “cascading collective trauma,” as termed by Roxane Cohen Silver, a University of California, Irvine psychologist [and Distinguished Professor of psychological science, medicine and health] who has researched trauma for decades. … “I do know that emotional exhaustion is a response that we are seeing in our data, that I’m hearing anecdotally that many people are reporting that they have just reached their limit. They can’t listen to the news anymore.” That’s why Silver advises employers to be flexible in these times, and be understanding that people cannot always be bringing their “A-game” right now.

KCBS Radio, June 15, 2022 (Audio)
California marks reopening anniversary amid COVID-19 surge
Andrew Noymer, [UCI associate professor of public health], told KCBS Radio’s “Ask An Expert” that coronavirus is going to be with us forever. “We’ve learned a lot and we’re still learning almost every day about this disease,” he said. “COVID is endemic. … It’s not going to be eradicated, it’s going to be with us for the rest of our lives, hopefully in a much more attenuated form, but it’s not going to vanish or be eradicated,” he said. “That’s why we’re still having waves at 12 months to the day from when California reopened.”

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