UCI Alumni Newsletter
July 2015 Welcome!
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Dalai Lama visits UCI
Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday fest at UCI draws 30,000
The three-day Global Compassion Summit celebrated the XIV Dalai Lama's 80th birthday at the Honda Center and UC Irvine, July 5-7.

The Tibetan spiritual leader was joined by artists, scholars and youth activists including UCI alumnus and Dalai Lama Scholar Armaan Rowther '13, Google Ideas director Jared Cohen, and actress and singer Zendaya.

Read more about his visit >

View detailed 10-day Tibetan mandala sand design >

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UCI Named in top 15 Best Colleges in the U.S.
Money Magazine ranks UCI based on value, education quality, affordability and student success. Read more >

Summer Reading List
Guilt-Free Beach Reading
Book lovers can look to UCI authors for some inspiring summer reading.

Are you an author? Add your book to our Den at the Newkirk Alumni Center.
Email us at alumni@uci.edu

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Alumni Spotlight
Travis Peterson, M.B.A. '14:
Wishing you a 'Happy Birthday' Forever

Do you have a sibling or friend that you love...to get back at?

Alumnus, Travis Peterson, and his brother, Nick, combined their talents and love of jokes to create their successful kickstarter, Joker Greeting. Their idea-- perfect birthday prank cards that NEVER STOP PLAYING until the battery dies or you break it. When speaking about his card campaign, Peterson states, "[it] was a snowball of ridiculousness that at some point the person had to share it. Comedy is viral and we really rolled that dice and it worked." Read the full interview >

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 courtesy of Travis Peterson
Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program
Explore the principles of leadership, develop the essential skills of creating a strategic vision, influencing others, leading others, and delivering results. More >

Career Planning: Your Education at Work

Are you a newly graduate or an alum looking for a job? Learn how to create a personal brand, network and interview. More >

CareerZot: The Fall from Glory: The Day I lost my VP job
A blog from UCI Extension rallying behind adult learners toward catching career success.

UCI Coursera: Career Success Program
Develop skills to improve your employability, and increase personal and professional producitivity. Learn more >

Leveraging UCI to Launch Your Startup
July 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Cove at the Institute for Innovation
Learn how you can start your own company at our panel discussion and networking reception. Topics will include: talent recruitment, technology licensing, growing a customer base, and attracting investment. RSVP >

In the News
Commencement 2015: By the Numbers
At the first UCI Commencement, 14 diplomas were handed out. At UCI's 50th Commencement, we welcomed over 7,000 graduates to our Alumni family.
Video recap >

UCI program demystifies philosophy for grade-schoolers

How the law works for law breakers

Minority children underrepresented in special ed, UCI-Penn State study

UCI-led study demonstrates how Huntington's Disease proteins spread from cell to cell

Bilingual Boom:
Meeting need for dual-language immersion classrooms

Paying tribute: UCI honors veterans with flag display

5 Things you need to know about sunscreen

Upcoming Events
July 16: Pageant of the Masters & Alumni Reception
6:00 p.m. reception, 8:30 p.m. performance, Laguna Beach

July 16: LA Alumni Social Hour
6:00-9:00 p.m., Far Bar, LA

July 19: "The Exit Game": One Hour to Escape with EAS
4:00-7:00 p.m., Monterey Park, LA

July 22: NY Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 p.m., Pod39 Rooftop Bar, NY

July 23: Leveraging UCI to Launch Your Start Up
6:00-8:00 p.m., UCI Institute for Innovation

Oct. 3: Anteater 5K & Family Fun Run
Run through the decades. Throwback Tunes. Costume Prizes. Register today!

Oct. 3: Festival of Discovery 
9 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Aldrich Park

Sept. 12: Moving Through Life: Physical Activity and Health
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., UC Irvine

Nov. 7: Dinners for 12 Anteaters
Orange County, RSVP to host a dinner!

More UCI events >

Own a piece of history!

Pick up your copy of UC Irvine: Bright Past, Brilliant Future, which chronicles our proud history and vision for future growth and impact.

For sale at The Hill. More info >

Membership Benefits
UCI Alumni Association Membership Benefits Member-Only* EBSCO Online Research Database

With close to 2,050 peer-reviewed journals as well as indexes and abstracts for more than 7,380 publications in nearly every area of academic study, EBSCO Hosts Academic Search is designed to meet the research needs of post-college professionals

More info about Research Database >

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*EBSCO Online Research Database is an exclusive benefit available to lifetime members of UCIAA only. Upgrade to be Lifetime member >

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