Monday, June 13, 2011

Greg Louganis Speaks at UCI Graduation

Updated: Link to audio of program:


Louganis in video feed

In an inspirational speech Olympic twice-gold medalist Greg Louganis, of Samoan/Swedish heritage, and a UCI drama alumnus,
Friday 10 June 2011 addressed graduating seniors at UCI's Arts School graduation (the event also included graduates from the
Physical Sciences).

Louganis, who was HIV-positive when he won the two golds in diving in the 1988 Olympics, said he is proof HIV/AIDS is no
longer a "death sentence." He exhorted UCI's graduating students in the Arts and in Physical Sciences to be imaginative {"to
explore your imagination") and have trust in fellow human beings, even though he himself was at times overly trusting of
others ("I'd rather trust... than be cynical").

The UCI drama alumnus said this was his first graduation he ever attended.

On the last Subversity show of this quarter, we air an edited version of his talk in the first part of Subversity this
evening, 13 June 2011, at 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, California, and simulcast via

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