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UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

EVENT: UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters – featuring addresses by renowned leaders in business, technology and science. WHEN/WHERE: June […]

UCI student film festival to celebrate 20th anniversary with special production June 3

EVENT: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, UCI’s student-run film festival, Zotfest, will screen 10 student films, award prizes in eight categories, and host a panel discussion with several entertainment industry insiders from UCI on the changing landscape of film/television creation and distribution. Speakers will include Desha Dauchan, a filmmaker/writer and UCI assistant professor of teaching in […]

Director of Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism to speak at UCI

EVENT: Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, will speak at UCI on “The State of Hate” as part of the campus’s Confronting Extremism Initiative. WHEN/WHERE: 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Pacific Ballroom at the UCI Student Center (bldg. 113, grid D5 on campus map: INFORMATION: The event is free […]

Art exhibit commemorating Stonewall tells of mid-20th century LGBTQ experience

EVENT: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, one of the most important events leading to the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States, UCI presents the art exhibit “Burning Time: A Graphic Book Collaboration.” Jointly produced by Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English, and Professor Antoinette LaFarge of the Department of […]

UCI to host College Signing Day rally May 1, with livestream of Michelle Obama

EVENT: UCI will welcome 1,100 local high school students at the Bren Events Center for the 2019 College Signing Day rally. May 1 is the deadline for high school seniors to accept college admission offers for fall. Former first lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative is hosting a College Signing Day event across the entire University of […]

#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke to speak at UCI

EVENT: Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist who founded the #MeToo movement to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault, will speak at UCI on the campaign’s history and future plans. Currently the senior director of programs at Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn, New York, she has dedicated more than 25 years to social […]

UCI joins community-based partnership with OC Veteran & Military Families Collaborative

EVENT: Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative general meeting WHEN/WHERE:   9 a.m.-10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, University Club, 801 E. Peltason Drive, UC Irvine  (bldg. 801, grid F6 on campus map: INFORMATION:  The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Media planning to attend […]

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 […]