Locals Figure In UCI’s Anniversary Party


Laguna Beach activist and decorated Vietnam veteran Michael Beanan led several veterans’ initiatives and programs as assistant dean of students at UC Irvine from 1973-78. Anne Frank established the UCI library Southeast Asian archive. And political science professor emeritus Jim Danzinger served as a former UCI dean of undergraduate education and former chair of the Academic Senate.

The local residents are among 100 people recognized in a new exhibit for their contributions to campus history over five decades. “UCI Stories: 50th Anniversary Oral History Project” opened in UCI’s Langson Library this week and will be on display through September.

Another local, Robert Cohen, an emeritus drama professor and a founding faculty member, was to speak at an opening reception this week.

The exhibit highlights the school’s past and future through the memories, reflections, and predictions of its community.


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