Volume III, Issue 7: April 2011
Campus Events


Sand mandala, May 3-5

Making mandala with colored sand
Gaden Shartse Monastery monks create a mandala at the Student Center as part of UCI's Kindness Month last May.

Over three days, the monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery will create the White Tara sand mandala in honor of the Dalai Lama's May 4 visit to UCI. Upon completion of the cosmic diagram, the monks will perform a special ritual to bless and consecrate the mandala. Opening ceremony 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3. Dissolution ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Natural Sciences I, Room 1114. Free and open to the public.

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Human Security Award, May 4

Alexandra Cousteau
Alexandra Cousteau

UCI's Center for Unconventional Security Affairs will present its 2010-11 Human Security Award to Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and founder of the nonprofit environmental organization Blue Legacy. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy, Irvine. Free. RSVP to CUSA@uci.edu.

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Exhibit opening, May 11

Campus on opening day
Students head to class on UCI's opening day in 1965.

UCI Libraries' spring exhibit, "Irvine: the Vision, the Plan, the Promise," will open with a presentation titled "Reflections on Irvine at 40," with a special tribute to Raymond L. Watson by Daniel G. Aldrich III, UCI interim vice chancellor for University Advancement, and Irvine city councilman Larry Agran. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Langson Library. Free. RSVP requested: 949-824-4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

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Lauds & Laurels, May 12

Brian Skyrms
Distinguished Professor Brian Skyrms will receive the UCI Alumni Association's highest honor, the Extraordinarius award.

The UCI Alumni Association will honor 19 individuals for their commitment to the university at the 41st annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony. 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Hyatt Regency Irvine. $250 per person. More: 949-824-2586.

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