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Anteater Sculpture at Bren Events Center September 28, 2012

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The Bren Events Center opened on January 8, 1987, when the men’s basketball team beat Utah State 118-96 in front of a sold-out crowd. Current NBA Head Coach Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City Thunder) scored 41 points for the Anteaters that night.

The Graduating Class of 1987 commissioned artist Billy Fitzgerald to design and cast the 430-pound bronze sculpture which stands in front of the Bren Events Center.  Fitzgerald also designed the statue of the UCLA Bruin on the UCLA campus.

AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 128.

UCI Welcome Week in 1990 September 26, 2012

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A few photographs of UCI Welcome Week in Aldrich Park in 1990.

AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 147.

Nikki Giovanni Reading at the UCI Bookstore in 1994 September 26, 2012

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Poet, writer and activist Nikki Giovanni was on the UCI campus in 1994 to promote her new book Racism 101. She discussed and read from her work at the UCI bookstore.

AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 147.

Truman Capote on Campus in September 1977 September 21, 2012

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American author Truman Capote (1924-1984) was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924. Capote, best known for Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958),  and In Cold Blood (1966), was on the UCI campus in September 1977, and graciously signed copies of his books at a campus reception.

Truman Capote signing at a reception in 1977.

AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 131.

John Cage at UCI in the 1980s September 5, 2012

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John Cage, American avant-garde music composer, writer and artist, was born one hundred years ago today, September 5, 1912, in Los Angeles.  Celebrations of the centennial of his birth have been occurring throughout the world in 2012.  Cage, who died in New York City on August 12, 1992, was at UCI at least once. The photographs below document a performance/lecture in Humanities 100 at UCI, most likely in the 1980s. Although the photographs include no additional information about the dates of the performance, we thought we would share them with you on this important day. Happy 100th birthday, John Cage!

AS-061. University Communication Photographs. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Box 135.

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