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UCI’s First Trailer (and RV!) Park

When UCI first opened in 1965, the city of Irvine did not exist and ranchland covered most of the surrounding area, leaving few options for student housing.  532 more words

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Early UCI Landscaping

In 1965, while the campus grounds were being prepared for the first trees and plants, the campus landscape architects viewed some of their options for the first plantings. 54 more words

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I Wish It Would Rain

On December 21, 1967, the Temptations released (on Motown Records) one of the greatest rain songs of all time, “I Wish It Would Rain.” Lead vocal by the great David Ruffin, with background vocals by Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, and Otis Williams. 71 more words

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Vietnam War Moratorium, October 15, 1969

On October 15, 1969, the Vietnam War Moratorium was held across the country, as a national attempt to end the Vietnam War. On the UCI campus, alternative education classes were held in Aldrich Park (then called Campus Park) throughout the day. 73 more words

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Did David Hockney teach at UCI?

The Studio Art Department at UCI had an amazing group of faculty from the very first year of the program in 1965-66.  Those recruited as faculty and lecturers in the early years included Craig Kaufman, Tony DeLap, Robert Irwin, Richard Smith, Robert Morris, Phil Leider, Larry Bell, Ed Bereal, John McCracken, Ed Moses, Vija Celmins, Ken Price, Ron Davis, Laddie John Dil, John Mason, John Paul Jones, and others.  136 more words

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The First First-Day-of-Classes

The very first first-day-of-classes at UCI was Monday, October 4, 1965. Landscaping didn’t exist yet, but planting was about to start. Faculty looked to be only a few years older than most students. 63 more words

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1993 Commencement

The 2013 UCI Commencement weekend is quickly approaching! Soon the campus will be filled with excited graduates and proud families and friends celebrating their achievements. Congratulations to the Class of 2013! 51 more words