UC Walks Is May 17

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to walk one mile around UCI with your fellow Anteaters. The 8th annual UC Walks event is slated for Wednesday, May 17. Walks on the main campus will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. starting at the Gateway Plaza near Langson Library. At the UC Irvine Medical Center, the event will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. starting at the Shanbrom Hall lawn. Last year, more than 6,400 people across the system participated in UC Walks. All who register and complete the walk will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Register for the campus UC Walks here and the UC Irvine Medical Center walk through the UC Learning Center.

Behind the Badge

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a police officer? Now you can find out! Employees are invited to look behind the scenes at the roles and responsibilities of police officers and professional staff from the UCI Police Department at Behind the Badge, a special two-part event taking place Wednesday, May 24, on campus and at the UC Irvine Medical Center. The purpose of the event is to share information in an informal setting and answer questions in order to develop and retain a strong partnership between employees and UCIPD. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Upcoming Personal Development Webinars

ComPsych Guidance Resources, UCI’s employee assistance program, is presenting two webinars this month on personal development. Register to attend “Building Trust” noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, and/or “Emotional Intelligence” noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 25. If you register and are unable to attend, ComPsych will email you the recorded webinar. Previous EAP webinars also are available to view on-demand on the EAP website.

Health and Fitness Friday Workshop

Join your co-workers noon Friday, May 12, at the Anteater Recreation Center for the next installment of Health & Fitness Fridays: The Art of Building a Salad.Led by Campus Recreation Chef Jessica, attendees will take a new spin on an old classic and explore different ingredients to make a fantastic, healthy salad. Lunch and admission to the ARC are included with registration. Be sure to sign-up via the UC Learning Center.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships

The UC Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Task Force is currently soliciting applications for its 2017-18 student fellowships (PDF). These awards aim to help foster the next generation of leaders to reduce the harms and social costs from smoking and use of tobacco products worldwide. Fellows are awarded $12,000 in support for a one-year project that advances the goals of UC’s Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy. Applications are due by noon Friday, May 12, to Marc Gomez at magomez@uci.edu.


Once again, UCI has placed in the top 10 of the RecycleMania competition, a collegiate challenge to promote and improve recycling on North American campuses. UCI’s Anteatery placed 1st in the new “Race to Zero Waste” challenge, a category that measures the percent of materials diverted from landfills by recycling or composting. UCI also placed 5th in the total recycled materials category and 7th in the campus total diversion rate category. During the eight-week competition, UCI recycled and composted over 595 tons of recycled materials, the equivalent of reducing 1,768 metric tons of CO2. Congratulations to all who participated in RecycleMania this year!