By Justine Trinh, Special Collections and Public Services Library Assistant Lead and recent UCI undergraduate with a bachelor's degree in Classics, Mathematics and Asian American Studies. Accepted into the Department of Asian American Studies @ the University of California, Irvine's 4+1 program, where she will begin her M.A.
- University Archives
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.
Last year, we brought UCI Libraries Zinefest to UC Irvine! Zines are short for “fanzines”, which are DIY mini-magazines that allow anyone to express their opinions in a fun and cost effective way. Zinefest combined educational and creative aspects to form an engaging event open to students and the public, allowing them to express their unique opinions, ideas, and concerns in the form of a zine. Attendees were also able to listen to three guest speakers.
On Monday, November 29, 1965, the Anteater was elected as the official UCI mascot, gaining more student votes than others on the ballot. The results were: Anteater (559 votes); None of these (121 votes); Sea Hawks (113 votes); Centaurs (47 votes); Roadrunners (42 votes); Toros (37 votes); Bison (31 votes); and there were 49 Write-in votes. The options on the ballot were suggested by students through a petition process, proposed mascots needed a minimum of 100 supporting signatures.
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!
The UC Irvine basketball team won their first game against UC Riverside on December 1, 1965 after two "ex-officio" players - Chancellor Dan Aldrich and UC Riverside's Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker - competed for the ball during the opening tip off. The first UCI Athletic Director Wayne Crawford addresses the crowd before the game, Head Coach Dan Rogers prepares the team, the cheerleaders are cheering, and there isn't an empty seat in the gym!
On Friday, October 29, 1965, California Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown, the father of current Governor Jerry Brown, visited the UCI campus. He was provided with a tour of the new campus by Sam McCulloch, Jack Peltason, the first University Librarian John Smith and others.