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Anteater Spirit – Exhibit Opening Reception


UCI Libraries invites you to the Opening Reception of the newest exhibit in Langson Library. The event will include a panel discussion with four decades of UCI alumni speaking to the critical role of student activism and leadership on the college campus:

Anteater Spirit: Student Activism That (Re)shaped UCI, 1965 to Now
Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:30  7:30 pm
Langson Library Lobby

Refreshments will be served

Following the program, stay for a reception and viewing of the UCI Libraries newest exhibit:

Exhibit Description

Anteater Spirit: Student Activism That (Re)shaped UCI, 1965 to Now is an exploration of six decades of campus activism at UC Irvine. Ranging from anti-war protests in the 1960s to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibit illustrates student-led efforts that helped shape the campus throughout history.
Socially and politically engaged, UCI students have made their voices heard on topics ranging from affirmative action and rising tuition costs to housing equality, free speech, and civil rights. From the origins of the iconic Peter the Anteater mascot to 21st century wellness centers and food pantries, Anteater Spirit chronicles how each generation of students organized to serve the needs of UCI’s diverse student body.

This exhibit will be on display in the Langson Library from November 2022 through April 2023 during regular library hours.

Panel Discussion


  • Jenna Dufour, exhibit curator and UCI Libraries Research Librarian for Visual Arts


  • Jenny Doh (BA ’91), first UCI Student Regent, former president of UCI Alumni Association Board, and founder of Crescendoh artist studio
  • adelí durón (BA ’05), Director of UCI Latinx Resource Center and former Director of Veteran Services
  • Tatum Larsen (BA ’21), Broadcast News Reporter at KESQ and former cohost and producer of The Welcome Table and Black Fam 2.5 podcasts
  • Rameen A. Talesh (BA ’89), Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Leadership and Dean of Students
Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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