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Early UCI Landscaping November 30, 2014

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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. With the help of the University’s Agricultural Field Station near El Toro, seeds and cuttings from Southern California and from botanical gardens in the area were prepared for planting on campus.

Aldrich Park (formerly Campus Park) being prepared for new landscaping in 1965.

Aldrich Park (formerly Campus Park) being prepared for new landscaping in 1965.

Campus landscape architects at the Agricultural Field Station near El Toro.

Campus landscape architects at the Agricultural Field Station near El Toro.

Native American History at UCI November 24, 2014

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Special Collections and Archives contains information about UCI’s Native American students and programs. To commemorate November’s Native American Heritage Month, let’s take a look in the stacks and see what we have!

UCI Special Collections and Archives recently acquired the records of the American Indian Student Association (AISA). This collection contains brochures, posters, and pamphlets on conferences and events sponsored by AISA, correspondence and reports documenting student involvement and, more broadly, the issues of Native American students at UCI. AISA was founded in 1974 as one of the four founding student organizations of the Cross Cultural Center. AISA is a social, cultural, educational, and political organization that represents and advocates for Native voices across campus and the community.

American Indian Culture Days event flyer, November 13-17, 1995

American Indian Culture Days event flyer, November 13-17, 1995

Although the collection is small (1 box, or 0.4 linear feet in archive speak), it contains a lot of information about major historical events in Native American history on campus. One report recounts how, in 1990, Native American students worked together to revive UCI’s American Indian Council. This unit was the umbrella organization for all American Indian organizations at UCI. They brought in speakers, fundraised, and engaged in various outreach efforts.

Dulce Guerrero, history student intern, made the collection accessible by creating the collection’s online finding aid, where you can learn more about the collection.

Additional material about Native American students and programs can be found in the Cross Cultural Research Center collection and the Program in Comparative Culture records. Additionally, there are photographs in the University Communications photographs. Feel free to visit the archives’ reading room to see these materials firsthand.

University Communications photographs, AS-61, S00288

American Indian Week at UCI, circa 1988-1989

American Indian Week at UCI Campus, circa 1988-1989

American Indian Week at UCI Campus, circa 1988-1989

Move Over November, It’s Movember! November 21, 2014

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The idea for Movember was born in Australia in 2003 when two mates, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, questioned where the “mo” (short for mustache) had gone and vowed to bring it back by challenging their mates to grow a mo during the month of November. Inspired by a relative’s fundraising for breast cancer, the friends decided to dedicate their campaign to men’s health issues. Today, Movember is a global annual campaign to “change the face of men’s health” by raising awareness about men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation continues Travis and Luke’s vision by challenging men to grow moustaches during the month of November to spark conversation, raise funds, and awareness.

According to the Movember Foundation:

1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males between the ages of 15 and 35
More than four times as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S.
The average life expectancy for American men is almost five years less than women

In honor of Movember, Special Collections and Archives takes a look back at the mo on UCI campus during the 1960s and 70s.

.May day celebrations Gateway Plaza 1969

May Day celebration, Gateway Plaza, 1969

Student with admisssion officer 1975

Student with admission officer, 1975

 

Interested in seeing more UCI moustaches? Check out the links below.

 

Students performing in theatrical production, ca. 1968

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Scene of students, ca. 1969-75

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Groups of students hanging out 1973-74

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Student filling out application forms 1975

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Student discussion in class San Joaquin Marsh field trip

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Student discussion in class San Joaquin Marsh field trip

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Harold Koopowitz, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1978

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CIA (Completely Insane Anteaters)… in 1968? November 21, 2014

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Varsity Basketball game in 1968.

Varsity Basketball game in 1968.

It’s basketball season again, and the CIA (Completely Insane Anteaters) are out in numbers to cheer the varsity team on to victory! The tradition of a large student fan base of support at basketball games goes back to the first UCI basketball game on December 1, 1965. Here’s a photograph of a game in Crawford Gym in 1968 against the CSUF Titans. TRAMPLE THE TITANS!

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