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…
The 2020 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge is going virtual!
The run, walk or ride challenge includes an 8-week fundraising & wellness program that connects people locally and across the U.S.
🎧 UCI Podcast: The cultural significance of visual representation
Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor of African American studies and art history at UCI, speaks to the need for comprehensive, widespread change.
UCI scientists fight fires with Artificial Intelligence
UCI Ph.D. candidate Shane Coffield & a team of fellow UCI scientists have developed a way to predict the final size of wildfires using machine learning.
“Only a few are going to get really big and account for most of the burned area. We’re focused on identifying specific ignitions that pose the greatest risk of getting out of control,” — Shane Coffield, UCI doctoral student
#FirstGenFriday: Laura Estrada
Laura Estrada, ’20, became the first person in her immediate family to graduate from college when she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from UCI this spring. This is her emotional “thank you” message to her mother and her uncle. This video series is dedicated to the family, friends and mentors who provide such valuable support to our first-gen students! #FirstGenUCI💙💛
The #2020Election is just a couple months away! Now is the time to register to vote or update your registration if you were displaced by COVID19. Registering is simple! Just scan this QR code & you will be directed to a CA voter reg site. You can also use it as a #GOTV Zoom background.
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UCI in the News
UCI demographer Andrew Noymer, speaks on the struggle researchers are facing to tally mortality statistics as the pandemic rages.
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