EVENT:  UCI will be celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year – heralding the Year of the Pig – with an academic discussion, multicultural entertainment, lion and dragon parades, food, light and sound show and more.

WHEN/WHERE:  Monday, Jan. 28, with an academic discussion with the Richard Nixon Foundation regarding the Nixon Tapes, administration documents and historical artifacts revealing the internal administration conversations leading up to the opening of China to US tourism and trade in the 70s. taking place at 2 p.m. in Room 100 of the Multipurpose Academic & Administrative (MPAA) Building (bldg. 2, grid D7 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCore_2018.pdf) and the street festival beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the plaza outside the Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (bldg. 214, grid D6 on campus map)

INFORMATION:  Free and open to the public. Media planning to attend should contact Pat Harriman at 949-824-9055 or pharrima@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.


3:45 p.m. – Lion and dragon dances/parades: The lion parade gets underway outside the MPAA and will be met by the dragon parade in the SBSG plaza.

4 p.m. – Welcoming remarks by Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences

6:30 p.m. – Closing light and sound show

BACKGROUND: UCI’s Lunar New Year celebration is hosted by the campus’s Long-U.S. China Institute and its partners – the School of Social Sciences, the School of Law and The Paul Merage School of Business – in concert with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the School of Humanities, the School of Social Ecology and the UCI Libraries. For more details, see https://www.socsci.uci.edu/files/announcements/190128_lny/2019.html