UCI Alumni Newsletter
October 2014
  UCI Alumni Benefits.

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Setting a New UCI Tradition: World Record Pillow Fight

UCI makes good on its newest tradition of breaking a world record each fall, this year with a 4,200-person pillow fight. This fourth consecutive Guinness record challenge is part of a host of activities during the first week of school. Read more >

*Did you know alumnus Sam Shaw '13 began this UCI tradtion with the school's first world record breaking dodgeball game?

Learn more about the tradition's start and watch Shaw speak at:  TEDxUCIrvine: Dodge the No's to Your Dreams >

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Chancellor, students take 'It's On Us" Pledge against sexual assault
The 'It's On Us' campaign initiative encourages individuals to take a proactive role in ending campus sexual assault. More > 

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Dinners for 12 Anteaters
Connect with your Anteater family and enjoy a night of food, fun and mentorship.
Alumni get the rare opportunity to engage with students and faculty on a personal level. More >

Register to host a dinner >

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Alumni Spotlight

Chef Melissa King '05, vies to be 'Top Chef

Melissa King '05 will put her culinary skills to the test on Bravo's 12th season of 'Top Chef'. 

"UC Irvine taught me how to interact with people from all walks of life. On “Top Chef,” not only do you have to compete, but you have to live with 15 other chefs from all over the nation, so I definitely had flashbacks to the roommate lifestyle." stated King.

She touts more than ten years of fine-dining experience, including three 1-star Michelin establishments. Melissa currently works as a private chef for Kitchit, demonstrating farm-to-table techniques throughout her food while drawing inspiration from her travels. Top Chef will premier on October 15, on Bravo. Read full interview >

Above: Chef Melissa King '05, Photo via Tommy Garcia/ Bravo

Want your story or picture featured in the next print issue of the UCI Magazine? Have any exciting personal or professional news to share? Submit your pictures and updates to alumni@uci.edu
UCI Alumni Networking Mixer with OCTANe
Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Club
Firstys brings together the Orange County technology ecosystem, consisting of executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisers. Register >

UCI Open Courseware Learning

Take advantage of free UCI course materials, including video lectures, for learners worldwide. More >

Free Webinar: Strategic Storytelling for Business
Nov. 12, Noon-1 p.m. PDT, Register >

Free Online Self-Access Career Planning Modules
Starting a job search? Ready to Network? Learn how to create your personal brand and develop your career network. More >

Motherhood has long-term effect on wages, occupational status, UCI study finds

UCI-Stanford study finds complex link between income inequality, race

In the News

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

UCI chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another.

UCI Neonatal ICU team honored for saving baby girl born with intestines outside her body

Join us in helping UCI lead the way to creating a healthier future for babies worldwide. UCI Care-a-thon is an entirely student initiated and run, 6-hour dance marathon that rallies Anteaters everywhere to raise money for the UC Irvine Medical Center's NICU. Learn how you can help save babies >

Which flu shot is right for you and your loved ones?

Natural gas usage will have little effect on CO2 emmissions

Study uncovers important process for immune system development

Upcoming Events
Nov. 8: Dinners for 12 Anteaters
6-9 p.m., Orange County
Register to host a dinner >

SAVE THE DATE: UCI 50th Anniversary Homecoming, January 31, 2015
UC Irvine campus and Bren Center

Chancellor Gillman Alumni Reception
Washington, D.C.: Oct. 14,  R.S.V.P. >
New York: Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. R.S.V.P >

Oct 18: Family Day at the Beall
11 a.m.- 4p.m., Beall Center for Art + Technology,
UC Irvine, Free

Oct 28: The Hill Author Series: UCI Alumnus and Pulitzer Nominee,
Baer Charlton '82

5:30-7 p.m., The Hill at UCI

Oct 28: Living Peace Series: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leymah Gbowee
Doors open 6 p.m., UCI Student Center

Oct 30: The Allergan Lecture Series "Longevity: Tales from the Oldest Old"
7 p.m., The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering 

Nov 6: UCI Alumni/ OCTANe Firsty Networking Mixer
5:30-7:30 p.m., University Club, UCI

More UCI events >

Question of the Month

Fall Quarter started this month with a World Record pillow fight, convocation and a concert in Adrich Park.

Do you remember your first week at UCI? Have any advice for returning or new Anteaters?

Submit your advice or stories to the UCI 50th anniversary archive!

Membership Benefits
UCI Apparel at The Hill Special 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.

Learn more about this lifetime member benefit >

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