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RECENT PHOTOS

January 23rd 2022

 

January 16th 2022

An exceptional view of downtown LA from UCI.

 


Exceptional view of downtorwn LA and the Hollywood sign from the UCI ecological preserve

For a few days each year around the Winter solstice light from the rising sun reflects toward UCI from the skyscrapers in downtown LA. Most often they are visible only as a glow through the haze and smog of the LA basin, but on Jan 11 this year remarkably clear air provided an exceptionally sharp view, with downtown LA and the Hollywood sign highlighted below a Delta airlines flight departing from John Wayne airport. The building in the foreground is the Samueli College of Health Sciences, presently under construction.

 

   

   

   

 

   

   

   

 

January 8th, 2022

First photos of the New Year; King tide and illuminated marsh

 

January 1st, 2022

Last photos of 2021 - rain brought out fall colors in the trees

   

 

December 19th, 2021 - first snow of the season on the mountains

 

December 11th, 2021 - More misty mornings, a quiet campus after the end of instruction for the fall quarter, and Run for a Clause.

 

December 5th, 2021 - Misty mornings and a King tide.

   

 

 

   

   

   

Festive ornaments (and a flu clinic) pop up around UCI

 

   


Construction continues apace

 

Perforated sunscreens recently installed at the Samuelli Health Science construction site #2: UCI

   

   


Birds around UCI

 


King tides over the weekend flood ocean water into San Diego Creek

   

   

   

 

November 27th, 2021

   

 

 

 

   

 


   

 

UCI is living up to its name ('Under Construction Indefinitely'), with 4 major construction sites currently active:
a new phase of Plaza Verde housing, new Verano housing, the Samueli
College of Health Sciences, and the new Medical Center and Hospital.

   

   

   

 

   

 

   
    
   

 

November 13th, 2021

 

November 7th, 2021

In Irvine we caught only the edge of an 'atmospheric river' that drenched northern California, but enough rain fell overnight to make for some good photos the next mrning. And a few days later, a dense morning fog.

 




   


The fountain in the Social Sciences Plaza had been dry throughout the covid pandemic shutdown -
but now it is running again..
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October 31st, 2021

   

   

   

   

   

 

 

   

   

   

   


   

 

 

October 24th, 2021


Egg drop, ultimate frisbee, reflections, warm light


Intercollegiate Ultimate Frisbee tournament at the ARC fields

 

Reflections and warm light

 

 

October 17th,2021

A 6:00am walk around campus

 

October 9th, 2021

An unusually ferocious thunderstorm on Monday night took out power to the campus for several hours; but the downpour left nice reflecting pools when the sky cleared the next morning.


An early morning walk around campus


October 3rd, 2021

A couple of wildlife sightings within walking distance from UCI


 

September 25th, 2021

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   


 

September 19th, 2021

The students are back on campus after 18 months of pandemic shutdown!

Welcome back Anteaters!

   


Welcome Anteaters banner on Plaza Verde hosing; UCI
 

 

Move-in


Fraternities and sororities along the ring road - September 19

 

September 18th, 2021; A last week of solitude before the campus reopens from the pandemic shutdown.

Around the ARC sports fields

 

Student Center

 

Multipurpose Science & Technology Building at dusk


Watson Bridge at sunset


Bathwater rings around rocks in the Barklay Theater fountain


Playful cairns have appeared under the stairs of the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering building


September 12th, 2021

 

 

September 6th, 2021; At home for the Labor Day weekend.

 

August 29th. 2021: Adding photos to start a dedicated new gallery for the UCI Wilkening Rose Garden.

 

Trees around East Campus

 

Construction sites around UCI

 

August 22, 2021: A light rain on Saturday morning enticed me to the UCI rose garden.

[After taking these photos I discovered a paper describing that rose petals exhibit a super- hydrophobic state with high adhesive force that stops raindrops from rolling off.]

   

 

   

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

And a UCI compass rose

 

Marker denoting the four corners of the Irvine Ranch; Gabriellino Drive, University Hills, UCI

"The intersection of four Irvine subdivision sections. Created from Rancho San Joaquin, the 1837 Mexican Land grant and one of three large land grants that later became the Irvine Ranch."

 

 

 

August 15, 2021

 

August 10th, 2021 - early morning walk around campus


August 3rd, 2021 - back to wearing a mask at UCI with surging delta variant. Some miscellaneous photos, some looking down.


July 16th, 2021 - mostly looking up with a wide-angle lens.

The academic buildings had been locked throughout the covid pandemic with key-card access only for those researchers working in a building. Last week arrangements started to return to normal, with buildings unlocked during the day. One building I had particularly hankered to get into was the Engineering Hall, with its glass-enclosed stairway supported by a spectacularly orange framework and topped by an orange inverted Vee structure.

July 9th, 2021 - Update on theVerano housing construction


July 8th, 2021 - Flora seen while walking around UCI

 

July 4th, 2021

 

A Medley of Fireworks :
Newport Dunes 4th of July fireworks display photographed from the UCI Ecological Preserve
 

 

June 26th, 2021

 

June 20th, 2021

 

   

 

   

   

   

   

 

 

 

   

   

 

6/03/2021

 

Icons of UCI during covid-19


5/16/2021


The cherry trees on campus are at about peak blossom, and starting to shed.

   

 

 

   

   

   

 

   

   


Montage of plaques commemorating UCI graduates from 1966 (the first graduating class) through 2001.
(Click on the image above for a high-resolution version to read each plaque)


These plaques used to be center-stage in the middle of the main plaza by Aldrich Hall, but were unceremoniously moved several years ago when the plaza was re-tiled to form a giant anteater image.
Now they are hidden away on the concrete at a back corner of the plaza; one plaque (1998) has gone missing when the concrete cracked; and no new plaques have been added since the early years of the new millenium. It does seem a little sad that an important part of UCI heritage, is so neglected - one that should document the enormous growth of the campus from 10 bachelors degrees awarde in 1966 to 9404 in 2020.



 

Nancy Doran sculptures in a row: UCI

Photos from 04/21/2021

 

Photos from 04/17/2021

   

   

   

 

Original Student Health buildings : UCI
 

New Student Health building : UCI


 


 

   

 

   

   

   

 

Concrete pour, construction site of new Verano housing complex,: UCI

 

   

 

Photos from 04/11/2021

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