New blog and changing staff!

 

Hi everyone,

Anteater Antics, the University Archives blog has recently merged with the New and Noteworthy blog for Special Collections & Archives. You can still find all the same articles and postings from the previous years but we’ve decided it’s better to have one central location where all of our posts can go. Additionally, we’ve removed some of the older tags and categories and tried cleaning things up a bit to make it easier to find articles and posts.

We’ve also had some staff changes over the past year.

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The Passing of Dr. Ralph Cicerone, UCI's Fourth Chancellor

It was with great shock and sadness that the Special Collections and Archives staff learned that Ralph Cicerone passed away on November 5, 2016. Ralph Cicerone was UCI’s fourth chancellor from 1998-2005. He left the university to become president of the National Academy of Sciences, a position he retired from in June 2016.

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Happy 1st Birthday, OC & SEAA Center!

One year ago today, on May 13, 2015, we celebrated the grand opening of the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center at UCI Libraries to provide a collaborative space with services and resources to guide users seeking to document and study the history of the Orange County area and its changing demographics.
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The passing of Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olano, the great Samoan chief and boat builder

In September of 2011, we posted a story about the very interesting history of the canoe that is on display in the stairwell of the Social Science Tower -- https://ucisca.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/samoan-canoe-in-social-science-tower/ We were all very sad to learn of the recent passing, on Monday, January 25th, of Taloolema'agao Uliulileava Olano, the Samoan chief and canoe builder, from relatives in Western Samoa. Affectionately known as Uliuli, he was 84 years old.

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Peter the Anteater turns 50!

Happy Birthday, Peter the Anteater! There's no other mascot quite like you, and we're so proud to have you represent our campus spirit! You are our joy, our inspiration, and we look to you with endearing pride. You're fierce, snuggly, and the handsomest in all of UC Irvine history. For your birthday, we made you an album of 50 photos from our 50 years together. Happy birthday! Hope you celebrate with the biggest ant-cake! Zot Zot Zot!
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Honoring Ihab Hassan

hassan   Our hearts are with the Hassan family as we pause to reflect on the life and academic impact of Ihab Hassan, who passed away at the age of 89 in Milwaukee, WI. Ihab Habib Hassan, born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1925, was a prominent critic, scholar, and theorist in the academic study of literature.
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A Look Back on Clayton Garrison

Staff at UCI Special Collections and Archives were sad to learn that Clayton Garrison, founding dean of UCI’s School of Fine Arts, passed away on July 27, 2015. Garrison once recalled in 1974 that he was attracted to Irvine because it was an “opportunity to initiate, in a new situation, a program that was different from any other programs in the fine arts on a University of California campus.” And so, when he joined UCI in 1964, he set out to build a “studio- and performance-centered” fine arts program at the undergraduate level.
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Building a Photography Studio

UCI’s Special Collections & Archives holds a wealth of 3-dimensional artifacts, but unlike paper, you cannot just scan an artifact and send it across the world to a remote scholar. What we needed was a way to share our 3-dimensional treasures with those who could not physically come to visit us. Since we are not able to send our artifacts to remote patrons, a photo studio along with a professional camera, was the next best solution. Building a studio when you’re working with limited space comes with some challenges. We needed a dedicated place with no foot traffic and no windows.
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