UCI Alumni Newsletter
May 2015 Welcome!
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UCI Sustainabilty: Earth's Defender

National conference at UCI opens flow of ideas on drought:

Top researchers, public officials and policymakers converged at UCI to discuss extreme water shortages and how to handle them.
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Measuring Earth's Meltdown: UCI Greenland expedition reveals global 'time bomb'

In Washington, D.C.? Hear more about UCI sustainability efforts at our UCI Alumni Reception, June 2 at the British Embassy. Register >

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Awe promotes altruistic behavior
Sense of something greater than the self encourages cooperative behavior.

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Shaking up the future
UCI Grad students are investigating ways to make earthquakes less destructive.

In memoriam: Google exec and adventurer,  Daniel Fredinburg '04, perished while climbing Mt. Everest during the massive Nepal earthquake disaster.
Dan Fredinburg Foundation >


Alumni Spotlight
Chris Burden, M.F.A. '71: Art to the Extreme

Perhaps best known for the iconic “Urban Light” display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Burden was always full of surprises. “You never knew what was going to come out of him next,” said Stephen Barker, interim dean of CTSA.
Burden passed away Sunday, May 10, of melanoma at the age of 69.

Locker #5, in which Chris Burden confined himself as part of his master’s thesis, bears a tribute from current students who are inspired by the artist’s commitment to pushing the boundaries. Read more >

Have you taken a picture with the "Urban Light" art piece? Send us a picture at alumni@uci.edu or tag #UCIalumni for our tribute storify.

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: Mel Melcon/ Los Angeles Times
Collaborative Arts Development Experience
July 19 - August 2, 2015
CADE is a two-week summer session that provides immersive cultural enrichment and artistic development for emerging artists and performers in London's historic theatre scene.
Gain valuable practical and networking experience working alongside passionate like-minded peers, faculty, and industry professionals. Register by June 1, 2015. Mention UCI Alumni for registration discount.

UCI Extension Career Readiness Program:

Starting a job search? Develop essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today's dynamic workforce.Learn how to increase personal and professional productivity,  More >

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCI: Summer Lite Programs
Join a dynamic group of seasoned lifelong learning adults in summer activities including: Travel sketching, bird watching, Bolsa Chica Wetlands hike, tour of Roger's Gardens, and more. Learn more >

Free Webinar: Teaching English Abroad Info Session
29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., University Extension Building A, Register >

In the News
Peter the Anteater: Mascot Madness Winner
Voted the National Champion Mascot on Mashable, in conjunction with the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, Peter has been enjoying a celebrity run with appearances on “Conan” and in print media, including Rolling Stone.

UC reaches long-term agreement for more funding, tuition predictability

Anteaters in the outfield - UCI Angels Night

Actress Lavern Cox inspires at New Narratives Event

Basketball legend, Magic Johnson, opens the 2015 Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series

Grad Student wins
first-ever University of Californa Grad Slam: How can you mend a broken heart?

Depression intensifies anger in veterans with PTSD, UCI study shows

UCI study sheds new light on low-light vision, could aid people with retinal deficits

UCI neurobiologists restore youthful vigor to adult brains

New UCI Shakespeare Center to explore world of performance, scholarhship and teaching

More UCI News >

Upcoming Events
May 28: The Art of the To:, the CC:, and the BCC: - Surviving in DC
5-6:20 p.m., Social Science Plaza A

May 29: Dynamic Womyn of UCI Awards Ceremony
3:00 p.m., UCI Student Center

May 30: Black Alumni Chapter Mixer
3:00 p.m., Hancock Park near LACMA

May 31: Olive Tree Initiative Annual Fundraising Gala
5:30 p.m., The Center Club

June 1: The Role of Water Supply Variability Colloquium
4-5:30 p.m., Donald Bren Hall

June 2: Washington, D.C. Alumni Reception
6:00 p.m., British Embassy

June 23: LA Alumni Reception
6:00 p.m., Los Angeles area

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

July 2015: ARC Summer Camps
Archery, badminton, cooking, fencing, high ropes, lacrosse, rock climbing, sailing, swimming

July 2015: Arts Summer Academies
Art, dance, drama, music, and robotics
Discount Promo code: UCI15

More UCI events >

Question of the Month
Over the years, he has had multiple makeovers, moving from cuddly oversize fur ball to the tough, buff anteater with biceps he is today.

Tag #UCIalumni or email us a picture of you and Peter for a chance to be featured on our official #ThrowbackThursday post!

Membership Benefits
UCI Alumni Association Membership Benefits Summer Time Getaway

Planning your next trip? Whether traveling for work or pleasure, domestically or abroad, alumni members has access to exclusive travel rates. 

UCIAA alumni save an average of $34 per booking through our exclusive worldwide hotel discounts.
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Find deals on over 800 car rental suppliers at over 30,000 locations around the world.
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