Media Advisories

Award-winning poet Kevin Young to speak at UCI

EVENT:  Award-wining poet Kevin Young will give a public talk at UCI as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series. He will address the role of fact and fiction in his work and in the contemporary public sphere, from scholarship to news, as well as read from his newest book, Brown: Poems. WHEN/WHERE:   5-6:30 p.m. […]

Ezra Klein, Vox co-founder and editor-at-large, to deliver Peltason Lecture at UCI

EVENT:  Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and one of the founders of Vox, the award-winning news and opinion website, will speak on identity politics at UCI’s 16th Peltason Lecture. WHEN/WHERE:   4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Pacific Ballroom D in the Student Center (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map:, followed by a reception. INFORMATION:  The […]

International panel of scientists, writers, academics and communicators to speak at two-day UCI conference on climate change

 EVENT:                  The UCI Forum for the Academy and the Public presents, “Fire & Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change,” a two-day conference that will tackle the most serious threat to humanity today: climate change. It will feature an interdisciplinary and international panel of scientists, writers, academics and communicators – including Pulitzer Prize winner […]

UCI to celebrate Lunar New Year

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 […]

UCI Department of Physics & Astronomy to host lunar eclipse viewing party

EVENT:  On Sunday evening, the moon will turn an eerie blood-red, the effect of a total lunar eclipse as Earth’s shadow passes over its surface. UCI’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites the public to campus for a viewing party and educational event to commemorate this rare astronomical phenomenon. The gathering will feature an informative lecture […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh to speak at UCI

EVENT:   Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and political writer, will deliver a report on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy – followed by a Q&A session – and sign copies of his memoir, Reporter, at UCI’s 26th annual Margolis Lecture. WHEN/WHERE:   6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the Student […]

UCI Libraries to host talk, reception launching fall exhibit on dancer Donald McKayle

EVENT: The UCI Libraries will kick off its fall exhibit, “Donald McKayle: Dancing for All Time,” with an opening night presentation and reception. The exhibit highlights the life and legacy of the late Donald McKayle, named by the Library of Congress and the Dance Heritage Coalition as “one of America’s irreplaceable dance treasures.” The performer, […]

UCI to host celebration of new Center for Medical Humanities – with a Halloween twist

EVENT: UCI will mark the launch of the newly formed Center for Medical Humanities, a formal partnership among the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the School of Humanities and the School of Medicine to fortify a model of healthcare organized around the individual, reflective of cultural identities and responsive to the needs of the community. […]

UCI kicks off Illuminations Authors Series with celebrity chef Simon Majumdar

EVENT: UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative will kick off its second annual authors series – which brings acclaimed writers to campus for free, public book talks and signings – with celebrity chef Simon Majumdar, who penned Fed, White and Blue: Finding America With My Fork. WHEN/WHERE: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in […]

UCI arts dean, special guests unveil long-hidden works from highly anticipated museum

EVENT: UCI hosts the premiere public exhibit of 50 long-hidden paintings and sculptures from the campus’s forthcoming Institute and Museum for California Art. UCI IMCA will ultimately house two extraordinary gifts, The Buck Collection and The Irvine Museum Collection, totaling more than 4,400 works by major California artists spanning every period from impressionism to now. WHEN/WHERE: 1-5 […]