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!
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…
Is holiday travel safe in a pandemic?
Stay home, advises Dr. Susan Huang, medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention for UCI Health. It is the best way to protect yourself and others from the virus. If you absolutely must travel, follow safety tips for planes, trains and buses.
Holiday parties: Lower the COVID risk
Avoid super-spreader events this holiday season. Keep the parties small or virtual, mask and strictly practice hand hygiene and physical distancing, say UCI Health infectious disease experts.
UCI is the only top research university to offer a certificate program on diverse veterans & their roles in U.S. history & society.
The program fills a critical need, given that there are 18 million vets in the U.S.
UCI’s new first-gen video mentorship series First Things First is a year-long conversation with first-gen faculty and students.
UCI In The News
California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy
The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high…
“Almost any objective analysis for getting to zero emissions includes hydrogen,” — Jack Brouwer, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
The shocking prevalence of COVID-19 in Orange County minority communities | CalMatters
A new study from UC Irvine and the Orange County Health Care Agency shows COVID-19's true prevalence in the community…
In the case of COVID-19, we can directly see that social determinants like socioeconomic status, housing, employment and access to health care lead to higher risk of infection or death…The good news is that public health experts and agencies can now use the information provided in studies such as actOC to design measures to decrease the exposure to COVID-19 in targeted communities experiencing adverse social determinants of health. — Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UCI’s program in public health
Help From on High: Satellites Play Key Role in Fighting California Wildfires | KQED
"We have been known to pick up a really hot barbecue," said Diane Davies, operations manager for the program. "We have…
“This has been revolutionary for the fire scientists to be able to study how the perimeters grow,” — James Randerson, an Earth science professor at UC Irvine.
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