50th Anniversary Academic Symposium Series

To the Anteater community:

As part of UCI's 50th anniversary celebration, I am pleased to announce the Academic Symposium Series. Highlighting the collaboration among UCI's world-class research, National Academies and industry leaders, the signature series focuses on the trajectory of discovery and innovation over the next 50 years. Each symposium offers the UCI community an exciting opportunity to listen to and interact with leaders in fields including modern architecture, climate change and the future of higher education.

We cordially invite you to attend and participate in the events listed below.

Oct. 8-9, 2015
Transforming Migrations: Beyond the 1965 Immigration Act

The first symposium in the series marks the anniversaries of two events that occurred within a day of each other half a century ago – the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act) and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the University of California, Irvine. Organized by UCI faculty members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. For additional information and a list of speakers, click here.


Oct. 28, 2015
Science & Policy of Climate Change

Nobel laureate Mario Molina offers his insights on the most serious environmental challenge facing society in the 21st century. Organized by UCI faculty members of the National Academies. For additional information, click here.


Feb. 24-25, 2016
Engineering the Future

Presented by UCI faculty members of the National Academy of Engineering.


Feb. 26, 2016
Summit on the Future of Higher Education on the Occasion of UC Irvine's 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary academic symposia signature event features UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman, National Academy of Sciences President and UCI Chancellor Emeritus Ralph Cicerone, University of Michigan President Emeritus James Duderstadt and Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe and is moderated by Chronicle of Higher Education editor Michael Riley.


April 18, 2016
California Modern, Irvine Style: Campus Architecture, City Planning & the Legacy of William Pereira

Keynote address by architect and MacArthur Fellow Elizabeth Diller. Presented by faculty of UCI's School of Humanities, Claire Trevor School of the Arts and School of Social Ecology; UCI Libraries and the City of Irvine.


May 2, 2016
School of Medicine Scientific Symposium

Presented by UCI faculty members of the National Academy of Medicine.


May 20-21, 2016
Creativity, Cognition, Critique

Keynote address by N. Katherine Hayles, member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Presented by faculty of UCI's School of Humanities and Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

We look forward to your participation.

Sincerely,

Enrique Lavernia
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science