IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of California, Irvine Libraries will reveal, and celebrate, the historical content collected over two years at the opening of the UCI Stories exhibit on Monday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The event will feature opening remarks from Chancellor Howard Gillman and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Thomas A. Parham.
Inspired by StoryCorps, UCI Stories pairs over 110 campus difference-makers for one-hour video recorded conversations on their UCI experiences. The project is headed by Krystal Tribbett, Ph.D., the UCI Libraries' 50th Anniversary Project Historian.
The collection of oral histories comprises campus leaders, innovators, alumni, and other difference-makers representing the diversity of UCI in the broadest sense. The participants represent a cross-section of founding and current faculty, administrators, students, staff, community leaders, and supporters—who reflect the diversity of the campus and who have all made a difference.
Dr. Tribbett stresses, "The memories and reflections collected during the UCI Stories project offer an opportunity to get to know UCI in the most intimate way possible, through its people."
A sample of notable pairings include:
- Jean Aldrich, widow of the Chancellor Daniel Aldrich, Jr., and Stuart Aldrich youngest son of Chancellor Daniel Aldrich, Jr.
- William Woollett, Jr., first City Manager of Irvine, and Sean Joyce, current Irvine City Manager
- Erwin Chemerinsky, founding Dean of the UCI School of Law and Michael Gottfredson Professor of Criminology and Society, and former UCI Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
- Thomas A. Parham, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and Joseph White, Professor Emeritus of the School of Social Science
- Robert Cohen, founding Chair of the UCI Drama Department and Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, and Spencer Olin, Professor Emeritus of History
- Gilbert Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus of Chicano/Latino Studies, and Raul Fernandez, Professor Emeritus of Chicgoano/Latino Studies
- Anne Frank, founding Southeast Asian Archive Research Librarian at the UCI Libraries, and Prany Sananikone, Director of Diversity Relations and Educational Programs in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Dan Guerrero, former Athletic Director, and Dan Klatt, UCI alum and Coach of UCI Women's Water Polo
- Julia Lupton, Faculty Director of Illuminations and Associate Dean for Research for the School of Humanities, and Eli Simon, Chancellor's Professor of Drama and Artistic Director, New Swan Shakespeare Festival. Professor Lupton and Professor Simon are Co-directors of the UCI Shakespeare Center
- Emile Haddad, Chairman of the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees, and Thomas Nielsen, member and former UCI Foundation Chair
- Kenneth Bentley, UCI alum and former Vice President of Nestle USA, and Jordan Bentley, current UCI student
The exhibit, on display in Langson Library through September 2016, is also complemented by a book and a community-focused website featuring thematically organized video highlights. The full length recordings will be permanently preserved on the Online Archive of UCI History for future scholarly research.
About UCI Libraries:
Established in 1963 as one of the founding academic units on campus, the UCI Libraries connect users—faculty, researchers, scholars, students, staff, or community members—to information resources, facilitating the creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge in all disciplines. The Libraries support the research needs of UCI and the community through the Libraries' website and at four library facilities: the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, and the Libraries Gateway Study Center on the UCI campus, and the Grunigen Medical Library in Orange. For more information on the UCI Libraries, visit http://www.lib.uci.edu/
About the University of California, Irvine: Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It's located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.
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