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…
UCI receives most applications in campus history
Campus is also the #1 choice for in-state, first-generation students for the 3rd year in a row
The word is out: UCI is a place that welcomes and supports our state’s very best students, regardless of their economic circumstances, and provides them with an outstanding college experience and lifelong opportunities,” — Chancellor Howard Gillman
UCI’s MAS in criminology, law & society has been named the #1 online criminal justice master’s program by US News & World Report
“This ranking further validates that our graduates are prepared with the critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills necessary for criminal justice professionals to truly protect people and public safety.” — Nancy Guerra, dean of UCI’s School of Social Ecology
Rising emissions from human land-use threaten Paris climate agreement goals
The paper, published in Nature, highlights some promising solutions, such as new ways of cultivating rice that create less methane and dietary supplements for cattle that reduce their harmful emissions by up to 95 percent.
UCI student Stacey Morales shows us how she made her virtual classroom space her own
UCI student Stacey Morales, a fourth year East Asian Cultures major, talks about how she leveled up her work station and gives a shout out to the UCI School of Humanities faculty and staff who have supported and encouraged her throughout her academic career. Stacey’s home study space reflects her love of Anime and KPOP.
UCI in the News
An Infectious Disease Expert Explains When You Should Consider Double Masking
TABLE OF CONTENTS:Part One: Face Masks + Coronavirus | Part Two: Your Face Mask + You | Part Three: Buying + Making…
Shruti Gohil, M.D., a medical director and professor at UCI Health, talks to Good Housekeeping magazine about proper masking and if there are benefits to double-masking.
Can Shocking Images Persuade Doubters of COVID’s Dangers?
As the pandemic grinds on, many people are exhausted by conversations with friends and family who downplay the risks of…
Jared Celniker, UCI doctoral candidate in psychological science, Peter Ditto, UCI professor in psychological science and Nathan Ballantyne write, “In our study, not everyone agreed that COVID-19 is a legitimate threat, and the pictures didn’t shock unbelievers into thinking otherwise. Images can be effective reminders of persuasive arguments; but when using images to persuade, we may take for granted precisely what we’re trying to prove…”
Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it's going to get worse.
Global ice loss has increased rapidly over the past two decades, and scientists are still underestimating just how much…
A second, NASA-backed study on the Greenland ice sheet, for instance, finds that no less than 74 major glaciers that terminate in deep, warming ocean waters are being severely undercut and weakened. … “It’s like cutting the feet off the glacier rather than melting the whole body,” said Eric Rignot, a study co-author and a glacier researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine…
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