University Archives

The Beginnings of Activism for the Department of Asian American Studies at UCI

Submitted by quezadad on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:13

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.

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

Submitted by christik on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 00:00

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.

UCI Libraries Zinefest! Oct 26, 12-4pm

Submitted by christik on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:00

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.

New Exhibit "Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI" May 2 - July 22

Submitted by spcoll on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:10
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Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI Monday, May 2, 2016 through Friday, July 22nd, 2016, (Special Collections & Archives, 5th Floor of Langson Library) Speaking Up: Fifty Years of Student Publications at UCI showcases a variety of student-generated writing from thr

January 19, 1962 -- Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. is appointed the first UCI Chancellor

Submitted by spcoll on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 14:33
With a site for the new University of California, Irvine campus selected and William Pereira chosen as the architect, Clark Kerr's next step was to select a new Chancellor for the campus. On January 19, 1962, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., age 44, the University's Statewide Dean of Agriculture, was appointed the first UCI Chancellor.

November 29, 1965 -- Anteaters mascot triumphant ballot winner!

Submitted by spcoll on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 15:42

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.

Peter the Anteater turns 50!

Submitted by spcoll on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 08:00

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!

December 1, 1965 -- UCI's first basketball game

Submitted by spcoll on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:42

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!