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…
As we approach the one year anniversary of the public launch of UCI’s historic $2 billion philanthropic and alumni engagement campaign, Anteaters reflect on the life-changing impact of philanthropic support & alumni engagement.
Higher education means lower recidivism
UCI launches first in-prison B.A. completion program in UC system
“Higher education reduces recidivism by enhancing people’s ability to get jobs, become tax-paying citizens and successfully reintegrate into their communities,” — Keramet Reiter, associate professor of criminology, law & society and director of the Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Educational Degrees initiative.
UCI Forward: COVID-19 testing begins on-campus for returning Anteaters
UCI Podcast: Constance Iloh, assistant professor of Education discusses the factors that contribute to a person’s college trajectory
Anteater masks come to The Hill
#WorkYourMask in UCI style.
Instagram post: https://bit.ly/35pTID2
#FirstGenFriday: Jesus Chavez
Jesus Chavez, ’20, became the first person in his family to graduate from college when he earned his B.S. in public health sciences this spring. The South L.A. native plans to pursue a Ph.D. in public health in order to influence health outcomes of working class Latinos. In this video, he thanks his mom for all of her love and support. At UCI, we’re grateful to all the family, friends and mentors who provide such valuable support to our first-gen students. #FirstGenUCI💙💛
9/11: Remembering those we lost
Today, we remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and honor the bravery of first…
UCI in the News
How to Cope When Everything Keeps Changing
Making plans is basically a thing of the past, but there are ways to deal. Credit... Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants How do you…
Dr. Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine, agreed that focusing on the future rather than the past is what ultimately helps us cope with difficult experiences. “Many people throughout their lives encounter adversity that doesn’t go their way or is unexpected,” she said. “And when people successfully navigate these new life adversities, they are likely to learn things about themselves they didn’t realize.
Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity-even if they're young
s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. This spring, after days of…
Fat cells secrete several inflammation-triggering chemical messengers called cytokines, and more come from immune cells called macrophages that sweep in to clean up dead and dying fat cells. Those effects may compound the runaway cytokine activity that characterizes severe COVID-19. “You end up causing a lot of tissue damage, recruiting too many immune cells, destroying healthy bystander cells,” says Ilhem Messaoudi, an immunologist who studies host responses to viral infection at the University of California, Irvine.
Experts project autumn surge in coronavirus cases, with a peak after Election Day
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“I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including in places that are done with their first waves. New York City, I’m looking at you,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine …. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” he said. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”
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