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Peter the Anteater turns 50! November 29, 2015

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Happy Birthday, Peter the Anteater! There’s no other mascot quite like you, and we’re so proud to have you represent our campus spirit!

You are our joy, our inspiration, and we look to you with endearing pride. You’re fierce, snuggly, and the handsomest in all of UC Irvine history.

For your birthday, we made you an album of 50 photos from our 50 years together. Happy birthday! Hope you celebrate with the biggest ant-cake! Zot Zot Zot!

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Photos from University Communications [AS-061]; Spectrum; Collection on the Anteater Mascot [AS-144]; UCI Libraries photographs

December 1, 1965 — UCI’s first basketball game November 10, 2015

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The UC Irvine basketball team won their first game against UC Riverside on December 1, 1965 after two “ex-officio” players – Chancellor Dan Aldrich and UC Riverside’s Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker – competed for the ball during the opening tip off.  The first UCI Athletic Director Wayne Crawford addresses the crowd before the game, Head Coach Dan Rogers prepares the team, the cheerleaders are cheering, and there isn’t an empty seat in the gym!

 

Chancellors Aldrich and Hinderaker at tipoff

The team lined up before the game

Chancellors Aldrich and Hinderaker

Getting ready to start the game

Cheerleaders

UCI Men's basketball team

Cheerleaders

October 29, 1965 – California Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown visiting campus November 3, 2015

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On Friday, October 29, 1965, California Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown, the father of current Governor Jerry Brown, visited the UCI campus. He was provided with a tour of the new campus by Sam McCulloch, Jack Peltason, the first University Librarian John Smith and others.

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