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Ready, Set, ZOT!: UCI Athletics Since '65

The UCI Libraries' 50th Anniversary Fall exhibit, Ready, Set, ZOT!: UCI Athletics Since 1965, documents the dedication to excellence, commitment to success, and perseverance in the face of adversity that built today’s UCI ‘Eater Nation.

It chronicles UCI sports history, and tells the story of how a young campus achieved such impressive results through rare photographs, archival documents, and items from the UCI Athletics Department. Exhibit visitors will experience the inspiring victories, improbable come-backs, heart-breaking losses, conference and national championships, and the incredible school spirit that made it all possible.

Ready, Set, ZOT!: UCI Athletics Since '65 was curated by Head of Education and Outreach Catherine Palmer and Archivist for University Archives Laura Uglean Jackson. The exhibit will be on display through April 2016 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.

To introduce this new exhibit, UCI Libraries held an opening night event on Monday, September 28th, in the UCI Crystal Cove Auditorium and Langson Library. The event was free and open to the public. Guest panel speakers included Russ Turner, UCI Men's Basketball, Head Coach, Julie Brooks, UCI Women's Golf, Head Coach, Dan Klatt, UCI Women's Water Polo, Head Coach, and Mike Gillespie, UCI Men's Baseball, Head Coach. Mike O'Sullivan, UCI Athletics Sportscaster, moderated this dynamic panel.

About our speakers:
Last season, Russ Turner led the UCI men's basketball team to its first NCAA Division I Tournament as the Anteaters won the Big West Conference Tournament for the first time in school history. Julie Brooks, the second head coach in history of the UCI women's golf program, has led her teams to two Big West titles, a NCAA Championship appearance in 2007 and 2009, and has mentored two All-Americans. Entering his 12th season as head coach for the UCI women's water polo team, Dan Klatt is known for his guidance with the 2015 Anteaters in their fifth place finish at the NCAA Tournament and No. 5 final national ranking, the program’s highest mark. Finally, Mike Gillespie has kept UCI among the nation’s elite men's baseball teams with over 1,000 Division I career wins and five trips to the NCAA postseason.

The program was followed by a light reception and exhibit viewing. For further information on the exhibit or opening night event, please call 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.

The Big West Conference was also in attendance and created a video of the night's highlights which can be seen below:

Here is a look back at 50 years of athletic achievement at UC Irvine. Bright past. Brilliant Future:

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Event Photos


Current Online Exhibits
So Simple a BeginningSo Simple a Beginning:
150 Years of Darwin
Shanghai's Two Faces Shanghai's Two Faces: Cosmopolitanism & Glocalization Immigrant Lives Immigrant Lives
in "the OC" and Beyond
Stage to Stage Stage to Stage:
The Theatrical Work of Robert Cohen
The War Within The War Within:
Dissent During Crisis in America
From Papyrus to Digital From Papyrus to Digital:
UCI's Thesaurus of Ancient Greek Texts


Past Exhibits
From Bean to Brew: Coffee and Culture
November 2014 - March 2015  | Opening night event | checklist (pdf) | Presentation | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos
Healing U: Health Education at UCI
April 2014 - November 2014  | Opening night event | checklist (pdf) | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos
Open Air & Light: Art in Laguna Beach, 1906-1941
Octopber 2013 - April 2014  |Opening night event | Presentation | checklist (pdf) | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos OC Register Article
Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work
May 2013 - October 2013 | Opening night event | event photos | checklist (pdf) brochure (pdf)
Gold to Gigabytes: The Past, Present, And Future of Money
October 2012 - April 2013 | Opening night event | event video | event photos checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf)
Hope of Freedom: Project Ngoc’s Decade of Dedication
April 12 - October 2012 | Opening night event | event video | event photos | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf)
Discovery of a Lifetime: F. Sherwood Rowland and the Ozone Layer
November 11 - April 2012 | event video | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Irvine: the Vision, the Plan, the Promise
May 2011 - October 2011 | presentation Low-res, Hi-res | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Puttin' on the Glitz: Hollywood’s Influence on Fashion
October 2010 - April 2011 | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Green Evolution: Creating a Sustainable Future
May 2010 - October 2010 | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
So Simple a Beginning: 150 Years of Darwin
October 2009 - May 2010  | online exhibit | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Shanghai's Two Faces: Cosmopolitanism and Glocalization
April 2009 - October 2009  | online exhibit |  presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf) | event photos
Immigrant Lives in “The OC” and Beyond
November 2008 - May 2009 | online exhibit  | audio presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf)
Stage to Stage: The Theatrical Work of Robert Cohen
April 2008 - November 2008 | online exhibit | audio presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf)
California Universities Building Amistad: The UC-Cuba Initiative
November 2007 - April 2008 | checklist (pdf)
Surviving War, Surviving Peace: The Central Highlanders of Vietnam
May 2007- November 2007 | checklist (pdf)
Picture This: Five Centuries of Book Illustration
November 2006 - May 2007 | checklist (pdf)
The War Within: Dissent During Crisis in America
May 2006 - November 2006 | online exhibit | checklist (pdf)
Under Construction Indefinitely: 40 years of Designing UCI
November 2005 - May 2006 | checklist (pdf)
A SEAA of Memories: Our Changing Southeast Asian American Communities
June 2005 - October 2005 | checklist (pdf)
From Papyrus to Digital: UCI's Thesaurus of Ancient Greek Texts
November 2004 - May 2005 | online exhibit | checklist (pdf)
Gestures of Life: Martha Graham's Legacy Through the Lens of Barbara Morgan
May 2004 - October 2004 | checklist (pdf)
A Throw of the Dice: Artists Inspired by a Visual Text
November 2003 - April 2004 | checklist (pdf)
Building Special Collections: New Librarians Highlight Recent Acquisitions
May 2003 - October 2003 | checklist (pdf)
Beauty and Meaning: Art and Poetry in the Book Arts of Mexico
November 2002 - April 2003 | checklist (pdf)
Dissecting the Cortex: Six Decades of College of Medicine Yearbooks
Ayala Science Library
April 2002 - November 2002 | checklist (pdf)
Are We There Yet? Vacationing in California, 1870-1940
November 2001 - April 2002 | checklist (pdf)
Picturing Californios: An Orange County Family Photograph Album, 2001
Annis Case | checklist (pdf)
Realms of the Sacred in Daily Life: Early Written Records of Mesoamerica
March 2001 - September 2001 | online exhibit
The Legacy of Silence: A Japanese American Story
May 2000 - October 2000
Never Stop Asking "Why?": Federick Reines A Life in Physics
January 2000 - May 2000
To Outdistance the Page: California's Renaissance in Poetry and Printing 1950-1975
May 1999 - October 1999
A Gardener's Dual Delight: The UCI Arboretum and The Emma Menninger Rare Book Collection
June 1999 - October 1999 Ayala Science Library
Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience
Oct 1998 - April 1999 | online exhibit
Infinite Journey: Donald McKayle's Life in Dance
May 1998 - September 1998 | checklist (pdf)
Dances Divine and Demonic: Japan's Performing Arts
Fall 1997
From Ranchos to Real Estate: Orange County's Early Years
Winter/Spring 1997


Other Exhibits
Abraham Trembley: A Pioneer in Developmental Biology
An exhibit of the gifts donated by Howard and Sylvia G. Lenhoff on display in the Ayala Science Library 1st floor lobby.
East Asian Languages & Literatures - Book Exhibits
Hmong Textiles
Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience