UCI Alumni Newsletter
April 2015 Welcome!
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#TogetherWeZot: Anteaters make UCI NCAA History
UCI alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and fans gathered to cheer on our men's asketball team at their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Anteater fans were widespread; from UCI's Newkirk Alumni Center to Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Ohio, Boston, Kentucky, Florida; to even London, South Africa and Korea. Despite the loss, the day was a success at igniting our #UCIPride and bringing Anteaters around the world together in support of our alma mater.

10 Tips for Preparing for a UCI NCAA Tournament >
Fun Facts about March Madness (video) >

Article: Heartbroken, but Proud >
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Jack W. Peltason, dies at age 91
Founding faculty member and second chancellor at UCI never lost his interest in learning.
Read more about his impact > 

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Lauds & Laurels Awards Ceremony Honors Outstanding Alumni
Thursday, May 14, UC Irvine
UCI Alumni Association's highest honor celebrates outstanding alumni and community members as well as raises funds for student scholarships.
Lauds & Laurels Salutes 18 Lumninaries >
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Alumni Spotlight

Zabie Khorakiwala '07 helps survivors of sexual violence find healing through yoga

“I want to be a beacon of hope for other survivors,” Khorakiwala says. “I’m here to tell them, ‘You can be much more than your assault. You can come out of this and be even stronger.’”

Through UCI CARE, Khorakiwala gives presentations to UCI students and staff on sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and stalking.
With her open conversation about yoga’s role in her healing to the Huffington Post, she has received numerous inquiries from other universities and organizations that want to build their own yoga programs for survivors of sexual violence. Interest in her program has increased as campus assaults have become the focus of growing national concern, with students, survivors and activists demanding that more schools implement programs to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Read more >

Watch Khorakiwala discuss teaching trauma-sensitive yoga (video)

Want your story or picture featured in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of the UCI Magazine? Have any exciting personal or professional news to share? Submit your pictures and updates to alumni@uci.edu

Photo credit: Steve Zylius/ UC Irvine

Career Pathways: Breaking into the Business of Regulatory Affairs and Biotechnology
April 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m., University Club
Join UCI Extension's live event featuring distinguished panelists representing local life science companies. Hear from industry experts who will discuss their roles and provide a rich context for anyone interested in breaking into the life sciences industry. 
Register >

Free Online Self-Assess Career Planning Modules:

Starting a job search? Ready to Network? Check out these helpful online career planning resources. More >

Free Webinar: Predictive Analytics Special Topic Webinar: Risk Analytics

April 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register >

UCI Alumni Members Stand by the US Flag

An open letter from UCI Alumni Community Members: "We write to show our support for a symbol of a nation, the American Flag, that demonstrates unity and opportunity, which we have all benefited from... continue reading >
Information on flag display >

In the News
Howard Gillman invested as UCI's 6th Chancellor
He cites innovation, expansion and partnerships as key to further enhancing campus's excellence, impact and global preeminence.

Chancellor Gillman's goals and vision >

Webcast of Chancellor Gillman's Investiture >

CA higher education needs sufficient funding

UCI introduces ocean research and education initiative

UCI School of Law ranks 30th in the nation in first year of eligibility

Twitter helps smokers kick the habit, UCI-Stanford study finds

Overseeing your online afterlife; graduate research guides new Facebook policy on postmortem account stewardship

Nursing science gets top rankings in Western survey

Human neural stem cells restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy

FABWorks debuts as UCI's first "make lab" where community can design and fabricate 'almost' anything

UCI student develops an app for adults with autism

More UCI News >

Upcoming Events

April 16: Humanities Author Series: Matt Sumell, MFA '07
8:00 a.m., Anteater Recreation Center

April 18: Celebrate UCI
8:00 a.m., Anteater Recreation Center

April 18: Family Day at the Beall
8:00 a.m., Anteater Recreation Center

April 18: Men's Volleyball vs. UCSD
7:00 p.m., Bren Events Center

April 25: UCI 5K for Autism Research

8:00 a.m., Anteater Recreation Center
UCIAA Member $5 Discount: UCIAA2015

April 27: New York Alumni Reception

6:30 p.m., New York Yacht Club, NY

April 29: Chicago Alumni Reception
6:00 p.m., River Roast, Chicago, IL

May 9: UCI Night with the Angels
4:00 p.m. UCI Village, 6:05 game
Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA

May 14: Lauds & Laurels
6:00 p.m., Gateway Plaza, UC Irvine

June- August: FABcamp 2015
School of Engineering, UC Irvine

July 5-7: Dalai Lama 80th Birthday Global Compassion Summit
Honda Center & UC Irvine

July 6-17: APPcamp 2015
Donald Bren School of ICS, UC Irvine

April 23: African American Speaker Series
May 11: UCI Alumni Annual Meeting
June 2: DC Alumni Reception
June 23: LA Alumni Reception

More UCI events >

Question of the Month

UCI acceptance letters went out in March, welcoming new students to our Anteater family.

Tell future Anteaters why you said 'Yes' to UC Irvine!

Tag photos and posts with #UCIYes, #UCIalumni in your social media posts. UCI collect and share our favorites on Facebook.

Thank you to all who submitted their Anteater Love stories in February!
View Anteater Love Stories >

Membership Benefits
Newkirk Alumni Center Build a Better You

Did you know that UCI Extension offers over 60 professional continuing education programs for adult learners?

From mobile application development, paralegal and project management, to organizational leadership, human resources and data science, there is bound to be a program that meets your career development goals. Classes are 100% online for maximum convenience. 

UCI Alumni Association members save 10% on one course per quarter.

Browse UCI Extension's Courses >
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