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September 2015 Welcome!
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UCI's 50th Anniversary Festival of Discovery, Oct. 3
The Best & Brightest: UCI 's Festival of Discovery
Oct. 3, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Aldrich Park
Explore, discover, and be amazed at UCI's Festival of Discovery. See firsthand UCI's research in action at more than 100 interactive exhibits on display throughout Aldrich Park in a series of pavilions

Highlights: Live music, food trucks, interactive demos, family friendly hands-on displays, cake cutting, youth athletic clinics, Anteater Beer Garden + Lounge hosted by UCI Alumni, complimentary parking, and much more!

Register today and get a Free tote bag! Learn more >

Anteater 5K
Anteater 5K & Family Fun Run
8:00 a.m., Oct. 3, Aldrich Park
Lace up your sneakers and join us as we run through the decades. Races will feature throwback tunes, costume prizes, giveaways, fun, festivities.
Register >
20% off Alumni Code: "ANTEATERS"

9:30 a.m., Oct. 3, Aldrich Park
UCI professors and students will showcase ideas that capture our university's mind, body, heart, and soul.

Learn more >

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Alumni Spotlight
Bobby Barzi Creates Brand 'fodada' Celebrating Dads: Launches "Dad and Me" Program at UCI

Fodada, a clothing label, exists for one reason; Dads. The impetus? UCI alumnus, Bobby Barzi '95, wanted to create a brand that helped promote, support and celebrate great Dads. "The clothing," as he puts it, "is the mechanism to engage the community and begin an open-ended discussion about the importance of a great dad to a child, a partner, a family, and community."

With its marquee program, Dad and Me, fodada takes up the crusade to bring fathers and their children closer together by providing
no-cost programming here and abroad. On October 26 at UCI, Dads and kids will have the opportunity to build an LED light together for use inside a pumpkin, just in time for Halloween.

"We are incredibly excited at the prospect of providing an environment for Dads and kids to spend time together while learning and having fun, all at world class higher education locations around the U.S." said Barzi.

For more information on the event "Dad and Me" at UCI, visit www.fodada.com or contact Fodada at contact@fodadawear.com.

Want to be featured in our "Alumni Spotlight"? Have any exciting personal or professional news to share? Submit your pictures and news to alumni@uci.edu

Photo credit: Kenny Pham, UCI Care-a-thon
How to Network like Casanova
Just like dating, if you're networking you obviously have an agenda, whether it's to sell something, find a job or meet new people. Here are some simple tips to help improve your game. Read >

Global Startup Affairs with IBM at the Cove
Sept. 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Institute for Innovation
Learn from top industry experts and meet the movers and shakers of Orange County. Register > 

Volunteer! Welcome Incoming Freshman to UCI
Sept. 22-25, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Newkirk Alumni Center
Welcome our newest Anteaters with UCI pride at Welcome Week Sweatshirt Distribution. Contact alumni@uci.edu for more information.

In the News
UCI Ranks #1 in U.S. "Doing the most for low-income students"
Named by New York Times's The Upshot. "The big challenge for American higher education is that it has to be a gateway through which talented young people can thrive, regardless of their background," stated Chancellor Gillman.

UCI Students set new Guinness World Record for largest game of Capture the Flag

Vicki Ruiz receives National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama

Better than biopsies: laser technology to detect and treat oral cancers

A Labor of Love: Joseph L. White, 'father or black psychology' is honored by American Psychological Association

Parsing photons in the infared, UCI-led astronomers uncover signs of earliest galaxies

UCI-OC Parks exhibition celebrates diversity of Vietnamese American experience

2-year-olds with larger oral vocabularies enter kindergarten better prepared than their peers


Ready, Set, ZOT! UCI Athletics Since '65

Coach panel discussion, library exhibit opening & reception
Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m., Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center

Experience the dedication to excellence, commitment to success, and perseverance in the face of adversity that build today's 'Eater Nation. Featuring a panel with UCI coaches: Julie Brooks, Russ Turner, Dan Klatt, Mike Gillespie.
Register today!

Special Alumni Athletic Nights:
Come cheer on your 'Eaters at our UCI Alumni Nights and receive up to 4 complimentary tickets.

Men's Soccer vs. Cal Poly
Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m., at UC Irvine, Tickets >

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Riverside
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m. at UC Irvine,
Tickets >

Men's Soccer vs. UC Riverside
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m., at UC Irvine,
Tickets >

Women's Soccer vs. Long Beach State

Sunday, Oct. 18, 6:00 p.m., at UC Irvine,
Tickets >
Upcoming Events
Sept. 26: Irvine Global Village Festival
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Bill Barber Park

Sept. 28: Ready, Set, ZOT! UCI Athletics Since '65 Library Exhibit Opening
5:30 p.m., UCI Student Center

Sept. 29: LA Mixers with 'Eaters
6:00-9:00 p.m., Opodz, Los Angeles

Sept. 30: Founder's Day Celebration
1:30 p.m., UCI Student Center

Oct. 3: Anteater 5K & Family Fun Run
7:00 a.m., Aldrich Park. Register today!

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

Oct. 8-9: Transforming Migrations: Beyond the 1965 Act symposium
5:30 p.m., The Beckman Center

Oct. 8-18: Solar Decathlon
OC Great Park, Irvine, CA

Oct. 14: San Diego Chapter Mixer
7:00-9:00 p.m., Ballast Point, Miramar

Oct. 14: NY Broadway show FUN HOME & Talkback with star, Beth Malone
7:00 p.m., Circle in the Square Theatre

Oct. 21: Boston Alumni Reception
5:00-8:00 p.m.,
Omni Parker House

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


Jan. 30: UCI Homecoming

More UCI events >


The Final Stretch: Team Orange Competes at Solar Decathlon
Team Orange County is in full force building their innovative, net-zero energy home, Casa del Sol-- inspired by the drought-resistant California poppy.

The Solar Decathlon is an exclusive international design competition that challenges teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient and attractive.

Learn more about Team Orange >
Tour Casa del Sol on Kaleri App >
Help Team Orange finish strong >

Membership Benefits
Travel to Cuba with UCI Alumni Travel to Cuba with UCI Alumni: People, Culture & Art

Immerse yourself in the culture of Cuba. Visit the cities Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos as well as rural Pinar del Rio. Each day, this program brims with opportunities to explore! Marvel at Cuba's magnificent colonial architecture, see cigar makers create their most famous export, ride in a classic convertible, and visit the beautiful countryside. 

Learn more and book your trip today! 

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