Asymptomatic Testing Central to UC San Diego’s Return to Learn for Fall Quarter

The University of California San Diego today announced the next step in its Return to Learn program, which will guide an incremental repopulation of the campus while offering broad, asymptomatic testing for faculty, staff and students on a recurring basis to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Surveys capture UCI students’ COVID-19 concerns, informing university responses

Irvine, Calif., May 12, 2020 – On college campuses across the country, faculty, staff and administrators are trying to find effective ways to help students successfully adjust to the abrupt changes in their education wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of California, Irvine conducted two surveys to gain insight into undergraduates’ concerns.

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Milky Way could be catapulting stars into its outer halo, UCI astronomers say

Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2020 – Though mighty, the Milky Way and galaxies of similar mass are not without scars chronicling turbulent histories. University of California, Irvine astronomers and others have shown that clusters of supernovas can cause the birth of scattered, eccentrically orbiting suns in outer stellar halos, upending commonly held notions of how star systems have formed and evolved over billions of years.

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UCI team develops smartphone application for coronavirus contact tracing

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2020 – On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested that reopening the state’s economy will require six steps, the first of which involves “tracing and tracking individuals” in order to identify those who need to remain in isolation. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a tool that could be instrumental in this effort.

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Stacey Nicholas donates $5 million to UCI in support of diversity and inclusiveness

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 — A $5 million gift from UCI Foundation trustee Stacey Nicholas will endow and rename a program serving both The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences – the UCI Office of Access & Inclusion – that supports the recruitment, retention and graduation of students from historically excluded populations who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math.

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UCI again receives most applications in UC system from state’s high school seniors

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 — For the second year in a row, the University of California, Irvine is the most popular UC campus for the state’s college-bound high school seniors. A total of 72,391 aspiring in-state freshmen applied to attend UCI this fall, up 2,000 from last year and more than applied to any of the other eight UC undergraduate campuses.

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