Winter 2017 Exhibit | Our Majestic Lands: California's National Parks
Out of all the states, California has the most National Parks with nine in total, each representing an incredible diversity of environments and landscapes. While we now find enjoyment from their recreational use in activities ranging from hiking and bouldering to camping and picnics, the appeal of these landscapes has a long and storied history that is uniquely bound to the history of California. The stories of the people who fought to preserve them for future generations are not without their controversies, but the splendor of the parks are unquestionable and their enduring appeal is a fundamental part of the California experience.
Our Majestic Lands: California's National Parks will be on display through June 2017 in the Ayala Science Library, Second Floor during regular library hours.
Fall 2016 Exhibit | Striking a Balance: Conservation and Development in Orange County
Orange County is the smallest county in southern California, yet it is the richest in public lands – we are home to over 55,000 acres of open space. Mountain slopes, rolling hills, coastal valleys, seaside terraces, and pristine beaches characterize the county. Yet it is no coincidence that Orange County sets aside so much land for public access.
The natural and open spaces in Orange County such as Crystal Cove State Park, Irvine Ranch Open Space Preserve, the Laguna Greenbelt, and various regional parks make up a tapestry of land moved from private ownership, preserved by citizen groups, mandated by state and federal laws, and set aside as natural spaces for the protection of wildlife and the increased quality of life of its residents. Open spaces in Orange County are as much a part of our regional identity as are the partnerships that formed to protect them.
Striking a Balance chronicles the story of how residents, private land owners, and state and local government have compromised, collaborated, and committed to the preservation and conservation of some of the most treasured greenbelts, parks, preserves, and beaches in the state – each one celebrated for its immense beauty and precious ecosystems.
Using photographs, archival documents, and items from UCI Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives, the exhibit highlights Orange County’s natural communities while simultaneously documenting the push and pull between unlikely partners such as Laguna Greenbelt, Inc., Friends of Newport Bay, Crystal Cove Alliance, The Irvine Company, and the State of California who wrestled with the challenge of balancing growth and development with wildlife and wilderness protection.
Striking a Balance is a tale of milestones and victories that set apart the growing metropolis of Orange County as a leader in the protection of our natural communities.
The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.
• To support the Libraries' Collection Enhancement Fund, please go to: http://www.uadv.uci.edu/CollectionEnhancementFund.
• To sponsor this exciting event please contact Wendi Morner, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949.824.8904.
Striking a Balance: Conservation and Development in Orange County will be on display through April 2017 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.
- UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project
Video Highlight | Event Photos
- Through the Discerning Eyes: Origins and Impact of Critical Theory at UCI
April 2015 - August 2015 | Opening night event | checklist (pdf) | Presentation | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos
- 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 | online exhibit | 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
- From Ranchos to Real Estate: Orange County's Early Years
- 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