Hear, see, and share the stories of our campus at the UCI Stories

Spring 2016 Exhibit Opening

Presented by the UCI Libraries

Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be served
Free and open to the public


Join us and receive your FREE limited edition UCI Stories commemorative book, filled with excerpts and photos from 100+ individuals who have shaped the campus and community for the past 50 years. Experience these first-hand video testimonials and learn how you can add your “Zot” to the conversation!


Featuring opening remarks by

Howard Gillman
Chancellor, UCI 


Dr. Thomas Parham
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs/ 50th Anniversary Committee Chair, UCI

and panel discussion with select UCI Stories Participants:

Robert Cohen 
Claire Trevor Professor of Drama, Emeritus/Founding Faculty, UCI

Jenny Doh '91
UCI's First Student Regent/Past President, UCI Alumni Association

Elizabeth Toomey
Daughter of Founding Chancellor Aldrich/
Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations, UCI

Joseph L. White
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, UCI

Moderated by

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


Monday, May 23, 2016
5:30 pm - video story capturing booth, Outside of Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
6:30 pm - program, Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center
7:30 pm - reception and exhibit viewing, Langson Library, UCI


Walk-ins welcome

UCI Stories




The UCI Libraries announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit called UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project, on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30PM in Langson Library, UCI. Robert Cohen, UCI Claire Trevor Professor of Drama , Emeritus/Founding Faculty; Jenny Doh '91, UCI's First Student Regent/Past President , UCI Alumni Association; Elizabeth Toomey, Daughter of Founding Chancellor Aldrich/Retired UCI Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community and Government Relations; and Joseph L. White, UCI Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, are our opening night guest speakers. Panel moderation by Krystal Tribbett, UCI Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian.

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.

Opening night speakers are Robert Cohen, Jenny Doh '91, Elizabeth Toomey, and Joseph L. White, will engage in a fascinating conversation on UCI's history and thoughts for the future; with panel moderation by Krystal Tribbett, UCI Libraries 50th Anniversary Project Historian.

The program will be followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing in Langson Library, UCI. The 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. 

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. 

View a list of UCI Stories Participants here.

A commemorative publication has also been produced highlighting this project. Limited copies are available. Please contact partners@uci.edu to request a complimentary copy.

Unfortunately publication errors did occur.You can view an errata here, which will also be inserted into your copy of the publication.