Volume IV, Issue 7: April 2012
Campus Events


Celebrate UCI, April 21

Student hula hoops
UCI undergraduate Abraam Girgis can't keep the hula hoop going at Wayzgoose 2011.

One of the university's oldest and most festive traditions, Celebrate UCI will feature games and kiddie rides, academic information, a classic car show, tram tours, the Wayzgoose festival and more. Housing, admissions, financial aid and other offices will be open to the public. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Aldrich Park. Free admission and complimentary parking.

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Exhibit opening, April 24

Project Ngoc poster
Art from Project Ngoc, a 10-year humanitarian effort that started as a UCI class to raise awareness of and support for Vietnamese refugees.

The UCI Libraries' spring exhibit, "Hope of Freedom: Project Ngoc's Decade of Dedication," will open with a talk by Manuel Gómez, vice chancellor emeritus for student affairs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Langson Library, Holden Room. Free. Registration required. More: partners@uci.edu or 949-824-4651.

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'Mother Courage & Her Children,' April 27-29

Mother Courage logo

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will present "Mother Courage & Her Children," Bertolt Brecht's 1939 classic anti-war play in a new translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29. Experimental Media Performance Lab, Contemporary Arts Center. $11-$15. More: 949-824-2787 or online ticket office.

"Mother Courage" »

Living Peace Series talk, May 2

Queen Noor
The widow of King Al Hussein, Queen Noor is interested in education, conservation, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding.

Jordan's Queen Noor will discuss her work in global conflict prevention. Her appearance is the fifth in the Living Peace Series, co-sponsored by the university and the Center for Living Peace, Orange County. UCI’s 2011-12 Dalai Lama Scholar, Armaan Ahmed Rowther, will be the moderator. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.  UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. Advance tickets have sold out but unclaimed seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis before the event. The talk also will be streamed on the center's website.

Queen Noor talk »

Lauds & Laurels, May 17

Michael Gottfredson
Michael Gottfredson, executive vice chancellor and provost, will receive the Extraordinarius award at the Lauds & Laurels ceremony.

The UCI Alumni Association will honor 20 faculty, staff and students for their commitment to the university at the 42nd annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony. 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17. UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom. $250 per person. More: 949-824-2586.

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