Launched in 1999 by then-Chancellor Ralph Cicerone, the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series brings to campus eminent scholars and public figures who are active change-makers and leaders in today’s world. These luminaries share their insights, expertise and ideas at on-campus lectures and seminars open to the public and UCI faculty, staff and students.
The series was re-launched by Chancellor Howard Gillman on May 11, 2015, with Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. He engaged the audience in a unique conversational format moderated by School of Social Ecology Dean Valerie Jenness.
Nominations from UCI faculty for events to be scheduled during fiscal year 2015-16 are now being accepted.