The Weekly Anteater
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!
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The Overlooked Queer History of Medieval Christianity
One might assume same-gender desire is at odds with historical Christianity, but the medieval past offers potent…
Roland Betancourt, UCI professor of art history and visual studies writes, “In fact, we can find across the medieval world the potent glimmers of queer community and the role it played in formulating a language for Christian subjects as marginalized and persecuted peoples. Many stories of how queer figures maneuvered across various secular and religious spaces of the medieval world share a jaw-dropping candidness about same-gender intimacies and sexuality, and can provide important evidence about how medieval writers thought about the intersections of gender and sexual desire.”
Why Our Sense of Time is Distorted During the Pandemic
If the hours, days, and months in 2020 have all become a blur to you, you are not alone. Dr. E. Alison Holman discusses…
Dr. E. Alison Holman, PhD, FNP, UCI professor of nursing at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Department of Psychological Science, discusses the implications of distorted time perception for our collective health. … Her team started a prospective longitudinal study addressing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic among a national sample of Americans in March 2020.
Students return to classes at UCI, but campus is virtually empty
Thousands of students started classes at UC Irvine this week, but the campus was nearly empty. Student housing is at…
Thousands of students started classes at UC Irvine this week, but the campus was nearly empty. Student housing is at 43% capacity, or about 6,600 students, and most classes are being conducted online because of coronavirus restrictions. The fall quarter will be almost entirely online with just a few undergraduate classes in-person, said UCI spokeswoman Sheri Ledbetter. Freshman Jenifer Peiris said … she felt lucky to be in the dorms. “Being here and being able to study, that’s my real goal,” she said, adding that she felt safer at school than being at home with family.
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