Weekly Anteater

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 highlights…

UCI Shines in Grad School Rankings

Top 10 programs at UCI include: Criminology, Literary criticism & theory, Education, English and Sociology.

ICYMI: UCI neuroscientists Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez took over UCI’s Twitter account this week!

The duo shared their academic journeys and current Ph.D. research, discussed the #BlackInNeuro community, highlighted inspiring women on UCI’s campus, & offered tips for thriving as first-gen students!

#WomensHistoryMonth: Shining a spotlight on some of UCI’s outstanding women in #STEM

Follow this thread for their stories!

🎥 The Year of COVID: Pandemic Year in Review

A look back at how UCI mobilized to fight COVID and protect our community. Grateful to our UCI Health professionals and essential workers for their continued commitment and dedication.

New dean at the UCI School of Engineering

Magnus Egerstedt named dean of UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. A leader in robotics research, Egerstedt’s new role will center on envisioning post-pandemic research and education.

Magnus Egerstedt, incoming dean of UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Gary Meek/Georgia Tech

Who’s talking about UCI?

Got Giphys?

Add some #UCIPride to your texts and social media with UCI’s official Giphy Page

UCI in the News

Douglas Haynes, UCI vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion writes, ”In yet another paradox, the very person who challenged the palace and royal family to confront itself remains banished. The individuals who created a toxic environment for Meghan remain in their roles, or have been promoted…

For parents struggling to decide how and when to return to travel, there is good news on the horizon, said Dr. Shruti Gohil, the medical director of infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine. “The chances of a good pediatric vaccine coming soon are high,” she said, noting that both Pfizer and Moderna are already running pediatric trials on their vaccines. In the meantime, she said, parents with children need to continue to be cautious.

Stephen Schueller, clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychological sciences and informatics at UCI. … “They’re not good replacements for therapists yet,” said Schueller of today’s therapy chatbots. … We need to think about how we use technologies to make the work of people more efficient, wider-reaching — both geographically and culturally. But I think we see humans need to be involved for the most benefit.”

Thank you for reading! Questions? Please contact the social media team at UCI: ucisocialmedia@uci.edu

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