COVID-19 Resources, Policies & News

Faculty & Instructors

Guidance on instruction, remote teaching, research, leave options and preparing for a return to campus.

Research Continuity

Framework for UCI Phased Research Activities

Students

Resources and information on vaccines, housing, health and safety to help students prepare for an in-person fall quarter and 2021-22 academic year.

Staff

Resources and information to help staff prepare for a return to campus this fall.

Confirmed Cases in Physical Sciences

Building Floor Confirmed Cases Date Reported
FRH 3 1 9/8/20
FRH Basement 1 12/3/20
FRH Basement 1 12/3/20
NS1 3 1 12/6/2020
Croul Hall N/A 1 12/7/20
FRH 3 1 12/14/20
NS1 4 1 12/24/20
MSTB 1 1 7/23/21
NS2/RH NS2 1st/RH 3rd 1 8/16/21
NS1 1st and 4th 1 9/2/21
  TOTAL 9  

The dashboard above represents the COVID-19 case counts of the School of Physical Sciences community members who work in our School buildings. For full campus information go to UCI COVID-19 Dashboard.

Date Updated: 9/9

 

School of Physical Sciences Messages and Policies

9/13/21 Associate Dean Van Vranken Message on Fall Instruction

Masks available at Physical Sciences Storeroom 
Face coverings are available for free at the School of Physical Sciences Storeroom in the Basement of Frederick Reines Hall, from 10 – 11 am each day. These are cloth masks.  

If you wish to obtain N95 masks – a terrific idea - a mandatory 5 min video provides instruction in its use. Access this video at the UCLC website. It is titled, "FILTERING FACEPIECE (N95) VOLUNTARY USE". To find this video, simply search "N95" in the window at the top of the UCLC splash page. You will be required to "register" for this course, which involves a few clicks.  At the conclusion of the course, you will be emailed a certificate that you must bring to PS Stores in order to receive N95 masks

Remote Instruction Task Force
Mathieu Morlighem
Co-Chair
Julie Ferguson
Co-Chair

Members:

Philip Collins
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
collinsp@uci.edu

Kimberly D. Edwards
Professor of Teaching and Vice Chair
Department of Chemistry
kdmullen@uci.edu

Amanda J. Holton
Associate Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry
abrindle@uci.edu 

Zhiqin Lu
Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
zlu@uci.edu

Stephen Mang
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry
smang@uci.edu

Roberto Pelayo
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Mathematics
rcpelayo@uci.edu

Laura Tucker
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Physics & Astronomy
tucker@uci.edu

David Van Vranken
Professor and Associate Dean
Department of Chemistry and School of Physical Sciences
david.vv@uci.edu

Don Williams
Director of Student Affairs
UCI School of Physical Sciences
dawillia@uci.edu 

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