UC Irvine Parents eNews
UCI Parents are invited to join their students for the UCI Baseball home series against UC Santa Barbara May 20-22.
Discounted tickets are available for purchase.
May 2016
Issue No. 74

Aliza Asad, Social Sciences Commencement Speaker

When asked what the takeaway from her upcoming commencement address will be, Aliza Asad has a simple yet profound answer.

"Take comfort in discomfort," she says. "It's an important step to using your perspective and identity to create some sort of meaningful impact on someone."

The international studies and public health policy double major has faced her fair share of challenging situations, including a move from Colorado to Anaheim Hills, CA halfway through her high school career. But she firmly believes that experiences like these have made her a more well-rounded and compassionate person.

National Science Foundation Awards UCI $1 Million for Scholarships
The National Science Foundation awarded nearly $1 million to UCI for scholarships and research into the best ways to support low-income students in physics. The five-year project will provide at least 60 scholarships to financially eligible and academically meritorious physics majors.

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Parent Weekend at
Anteater Ballpark
UC Irvine Baseball vs. UCSB - Anteater Ballpark
Friday, May 20  |  6:30 p.m.
Sat., May 21     |  7 p.m. (Fox Sports Prime Ticket)
Sun., May 22    |  5 p.m. (ESPNU)
UCI Parent Weekend at UC Irvine Baseball
UCI Parents are invited to visit the campus and join their students at a crucial UCI Baseball home series against Big West Conference foe UC Santa Barbara May 20-22. Discounted tickets are available for purchase. 
Seating note - UCI Students receive free general admission (grass seating) at games. If you would like to sit with your student in a reserved seat, please be sure to purchase a reserved seat for them in addition to your own ticket. 
Reserved Seating (chair back seats) $8
General Admission $5
(grass seating - blankets and lawn chairs are ok to bring) 

Greater Pasadena Area Fireside Chat with the Dean
Anteater Parents are cordially invited to attend a special interactive conversation with one of UCI's distinguished leaders, Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

Join us to deepen the ongoing process of understanding and maximizing your student's UCI experience.

Thursday, May 12
6-8 p.m.
South Pasadena area
Actual address will be sent in confirmation email.

Free event for parents.
ZOT for a 'BOT
2016 Senior Class Gift is breaking down barriers to education
Each year, the Senior Class Gift campaign promotes philanthropy and school spirit by providing graduating students with an opportunity to start their legacy of giving to the UCI.

By organizing and financing a campus project, UCI seniors leave behind a bit of their own personality and take their first steps toward being proud alumni.

This year, the Class of 2016 has voted to raise funds to purchase telepresence robots to assist chronically ill UCI students.
These robots will allow students to continue attending classes when symptoms or treatments for illnesses (e.g., cancer, heart disease, immunodeficiency, etc.) do not allow them to be physically present.

Students can control these robots from home to move around classrooms, listen and talk to professors and classmates, and even participate in extra-curricular activities and meetings.

Help the Class of 2016 break down barriers to education and enhance UCI's mission to make quality education accessible for all!

Quick Links
Four from UCI elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

Two UCI students compete on America's Greatest Makers

UCI chemists create the ultimate battery

UCI Professor Michael Clark recognized with Extraordinarius award

UCI ranks 6th best campus for recycling

UCI astronomers determine precise mass of a giant black hole 

Campus Recreation offers lifeguard certification course 


Illuminations - UCI student film shorts  

Celebrate UCI 2016 photos  

A guide to cool art & artifacts on campus   

UCI summer camps for kids 

APPcamp 2016

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