Anteater Chronicles: The UC Irvine Story on the Web
At the age of forty, UC Irvine is still a young university, but the campus has achieved more acclaim in four short decades than some much older institutions ever will. A few notable facts: three Nobel prizes, ranked tenth among all U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report, election to the highly selective American Association of Universities, and a current enrollment of almost 25,000 students. Anteater Chronicles records these facts and many, many more.
Released on November 3, 2005 as part of the Libraries’ Fortieth Anniversary Symposium, the site has already achieved a following on campus. Some of its popular features:
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The site is in three sections. History highlights the events that have shaped the campus, especially in its early years. Place focuses on physical layout and design; UCI’s architectural legacy is documented in maps, histories, and the buildings database. People documents our chancellors, faculty, students, alumni, and local community. From the creation of KUCI to the many contributions of the Irvine Company, UCI's history is rich with the activities of the people who roam its hallways and winding paths.
University Archivist Jackie Dooley notes that “We created the site to celebrate UCI's Fortieth Anniversary, since we knew we would be getting lots of questions about campus history during 2005, but it will continue as a living history site long after we have finished celebrating. Regular enhancements will be made as we begin to plan for the Fiftieth Anniversary in 2015.” Coming soon: basic facts about every academic unit, including unit name changes over time, all deans and department chairs, and corresponding dates.
Please contact Jackie Dooley, Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist, with your suggestions for additions to the Anteater Chronicles (firstname.lastname@example.org or x44935).