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April 03, 2007

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Honoring campus heroes

The UCI Alumni Assn. selected National Medal of Science winner R. Duncan Luce as its Extraordinarius Award recipient — one of 17 honorees to be recognized at its 37th annual Lauds & Laurels Awards ceremony Thursday, May 10, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

"Lauds & Laurels" recognizes alumni, colleagues, faculty, staff, students and community friends for their outstanding dedication and commitment to UCI.

For more than 50 years, no scholar has more profoundly influenced the field of mathematical psychology than Luce, professor emeritus of cognitive sciences in the school of social sciences.


Event proceeds fund the alumni association's undergraduate scholarship program. Individual tickets are $250 and table sponsorships are $2,500 to $10,000.

For more information, call (949) 824-4551 or visit

Camps open house

"Celebrate UCI," the 29th annual open house that welcomes all to explore the campus and enjoy a day of food, games and entertainment, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

People of all ages, including community members, faculty, staff, alumni, and current and prospective students, are invited to the free event. Among the festivities are an Earth Day Celebration, classic car show and the Wayzgoose Medieval Faire.

Wayzgoose offers more than 100 club and organization booths, children's carnival rides, boardwalk-style games, a petting zoo, pony rides and more.

Hosted by the UCI Volunteer Center, the Earth Day Celebration will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a display of electric vehicles, hands-on educational booths, Earth-friendly vendors and an environmental film festival.

The campus police department will present the ninth annual Car Show on the Green 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chevys, Fords and other models from various eras will compete in 16 categories, including Best of Show, Best Custom, Best Modified and Most Authentic.

Campus tram tours will be available 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and walking tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours include a shuttle trip to the Anteater Recreation Center. General campus offices also will be open.

For more information, call (949) 824-5182 or visit

Distinguished Fellows

The Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series continues with two events in April.

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