UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project

stories-invite-cover-600 May 23, 2016 until Sep 30, 2016

Inspired and imprinted with words spoken during the filmed oral histories, UCI Stories highlights the bright past and brilliant future of UCI through the memories, reflections and predictions of its community. Artfully curated quotes of campus leaders, innovators, alumni, faculty and staff document how over the past 50 years, UCI has given birth to generations of community-oriented difference-makers driven by a pioneering spirit that has permeated the campus long before a physical building ever stood on the land. UCI Stories captures how this spirit glues UCI together and often after graduation calls Anteaters back home. Every great story has three main parts: characters with whom you can identify, a memorable and imaginable setting, and a plot based on the unexpected experiences of protagonists. This is UCI Stories.

The UCI Stories project is a unique oral history project, launched by UCI Libraries, that pairs over 100 UCI affiliates for dynamic conversations to commemorate UCI’s 50th Anniversary. The reminiscences collected offer first-hand perspectives that tell the multifaceted story of UCI’s intellectual contributions, key turning points, and unique legacy. The UCI Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Exhibit, UCI Stories, is a product of this effort.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.
• To support the Libraries’ Collection Enhancement Fund, please go to: http://www.uadv.uci.edu/CollectionEnhancementFund.
• To sponsor this exciting event please contact Wendi Morner, director of development, at wmorner@uci.edu or call 949.824.8904.

UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project will be on display through September 2016 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.


Past Event

The UCI Libraries present the opening of its spring exhibit – UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project.

Monday, May 23, 2016
6:30 pmprogram, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
7:30 pmreception and exhibit viewing, Langson Library, UCI

Reservations are requested by Friday, May 20.This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are first come, first served. Please go to http://partners.lib.uci.edu/ucistories/rsvp to make an online reservation. For further information please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

Featured speakers:

Howard Gillman
Chancellor, UCI

Thomas Parham
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UCI

Discussion Panel:

Robert Cohen
Professor of Drama and Founding Faculty, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Jenny Doh
UCI Alumna and First Student Regent

Elizabeth Toomey
Former Assistant Vice Chancellor of Government & Community Relations, UCI and Daughter of Chancellor Aldrich

Joseph L. White
Professor Emeritus of School of Social Sciences, UCI


Krystal Tribbett
50th Anniversary Project Historian and Exhibit Curator, UCI Libraries