In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Marcelle Hayashida, UCI’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Wellness, Health & Counseling Services, shares some actions you can take to prioritize your mental well-being

Get enough sleep. Try to have a consistent sleep routine and sleep rituals that signal it’s time for bed (such as wearing cozy pajamas, reading, or sipping hot tea). Put down your screens. Losing sleep can affect your thinking and your mood. Contact your doctor if you think you have a sleep disorder.


UCI student Alyssa Romea discusses the successful campaign to certify UCI as a Bee Campus, and what you can do to make your home and community more friendly to these important pollinators.

Honey bee pollinating on campus/UCI Image Archive

Bees face existential threats from pesticides, suburban sprawl and climate change, among other man made factors. But if humans are part of the problem, they can also be part of the solution. This is what drives the work of UCI’s Bee Friendly Committee, which led a successful effort to certify UCI as a Bee Campus USA affiliate joining 115 universities nationwide.

Alyssa Romea, a second-year student majoring in political science and environmental science and policy, is working with CALPIRG’s Save the Bees Campaign to mobilize the UCI community on the critical issue of bee colony collapse.

The US honey bee…


One of our favorite times of the year is when new Anteaters receive their admissions acceptance notices. Here’s a collection of social media posts. Share yours with #UCIYes. 🐜🍴💙💛

💙💛 Current & alumni Anteaters, share why students should say yes to UCI! #UCIYes

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Dear Friends of UCI,

Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!

We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!

On to this week’s highlights…

UCI Shines in Grad School Rankings

Top 10 programs at UCI include: Criminology, Literary criticism & theory, Education, English and Sociology.

ICYMI: UCI neuroscientists Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez took over UCI’s Twitter account this week!

The duo shared their academic journeys and current Ph.D. …


As we mark a full year (and counting) since COVID19 upended all of our lives, we asked Anteaters to share their reflections on how these past months have changed them, and what new habits or practices they’ve developed. It has been a year of challenges, countless pivots and finally, some hope. Here are some testimonials from UCI staff, faculty and students as they look back on a life-altering year.

Nicole Feldman of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, describes how the pandemic pushed her to make some life-changing decisions.

In 2020, COVID-19 was the least of my problems…but made them all…


Dear Friends of UCI,

Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!

We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!

On to this week’s highlights…

UCI Match Day

In an emotional, virtual ceremony future physicians at UCI School of Medicine learned where they’ll start their careers as doctors. About a third of the class of 2021 will be staying at UCI for their residencies!


Dear Friends of UCI,

Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!

We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!

On to this week’s highlights…

A Pandemic Year

How UCI survived and thrived during COVID-19

“The resilience of our health team, researchers, faculty, students and staff is nothing short of extraordinary…As an academic health system, we were made for these moments and our expertise and response shined bright in the…


Dear Friends of UCI,

Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!

We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!

On to this week’s highlights…

Women’s History Month

Women at UCI are passionate about transforming the world around them. Learn more about UCI women who are agents of change.


Your guide to what’s new and trending at UCI

Dear Friends of UCI,

Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!

We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!

On to this week’s big news…

UCI’s new ISEB brings together researchers to address the world’s biggest problems, from deadly diseases to climate change.

“UCI is once again leading the way with the opening of our state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building. … The vital research collaborations that this magnificent new facility is designed to foster…


This month we’re celebrating #UCILove in all of its forms. We’re so grateful for campus connections and those that lift us up when we’re feeling down!

Online connection to IRL match

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